John Carlos Castillo Marquez
- Brazil and Latin America
- Race and Ethnicity
- South Atlantic World
- Portuguese Empire
I’m a PhD Candidate in the fields of colonial Brazil and Latin America. My research interests include the history of slavery, empire, and race in Latin American and global contexts.
My dissertation, tentatively titled "Freedom's Edge: Slavery, Empire, and Power in Colonial Rio de Janeiro," examines the evolving meanings of freedom and manumission across the second half of the eighteenth century in the Atlantic port of Rio de Janeiro.
- B.A. History, Cal State Long Beach, 2009
- M.A. American Studies, Cal State Fullerton, 2012
- Foreign Language and Area Studies Fellowship (Portuguese), 2017-2018
- Fulbright-Hays Doctoral Dissertation Fellowship, 2016-2017
- Graduate College Dissertation Travel Grant (UIUC), Summer 2017
- Graduate Student Professional Development Fellowship (research at the Lilly Library at Indiana University), Center for Latin American and Caribbean Studies (UIUC), Summer 2017
- Lemann Graduate Fellowship, Spring 2016
- Foreign Language and Area Studies Fellowship (Portuguese), Summer 2014
- James R. Scobie Award for Pre-Dissertation Research (Conference on Latin American History), Summer 2014.
- Tinker Fellowship (Center for Latin American Studies), Summer 2014
- Foreign Language and Area Studies Fellowship (Portuguese), 2013-2014