Cassandra A.W. Osei

 Cassandra Osei

Contact Information

309 Gregory Hall
810 S Wright
M/C 466
Urbana, IL 61801

Research Interests

  • Modern Latin America & the Caribbean
  • African Diaspora in Latin America
  • Brazil
  • Racial Inequality
  • Race, Gender, & Power
  • Social Geographies of Race

Research Description

I am doctoral student studying twentieth century Brazil and modern Latin American history. My research interests include racial inequality in Brazil, Afro-Brazilian movements, and African Diaspora in Latin America & the Caribbean. My dissertation project is invested in questions on Afro-Brazilian women and their economic mobility and immobility in Brazil's labor market in the later twentieth century. My case studies for this research are in Belo Horizonte, Minas Gerais and Porto Alegre, Rio Grande do Sul.

Education

  • B.A. History (with Honors) and Latin American & Caribbean Studies, University of Kansas, 2015

Grants

  • Foreign Language & Area Studies Fellowship (Portuguese), 2017-18
  • Department Pre-Dissertation Grant (History), Summer 2017
  • Department Fellowship (History), 2016-17
  • Foreign Language & Area Studies Fellowship (Portuguese), Summer 2016
  • Tinker Fellowship (Center for Latin American & Caribbean Studies), Summer 2016
  • Foreign Language & Area Studies Fellowship (Portuguese), 2015-16