Marília Corrêa

 Marília Corrêa

Contact Information

201 ISB
M/C 481
Champaign, IL 61820
PhD Candidate
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Research Interests

  • Latin American Military Dictatorships
  • Brazilian Military Dictatorship
  • Latin America
  • Global History
  • Gender

Research Description

My dissertation examines the trajectories of servicemen who were expelled from the armed forces and persecuted during Brazil’s military dictatorship (1964-1985). I show that despite scholars’ efforts to depict the 1964 coup as a project supported by the armed forces as a unit, where hard-liner and moderate interventionist officers battled for government control, thousands of servicemen opposed and organized against it. To contain resistance efforts inside the armed forces, generals who orchestrated the coup labelled opponents to intervention as communists and expelled them from the institution. My dissertation focuses on the life trajectories of these men during military rule, examining how their cases can expand our understanding of gender relations and masculinity in Modern Brazil.


  • MA - Latin American and Caribbean Studies, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.
  • BA - International Relations, Faculdades de Campinas (FACAMP), Brazil.


  • Fall 2017- Spring 2018 – IPRH fellow
  • Spring-Summer 2017 – Lemann Institute Graduate Fellowship
  • Spring-Summer 2019 – Lemann Institute Graduate Fellowship
  • Summer 2016 – Nelle M. Signor Graduate Scholarship in International Relations.
  • Summer 2015 – Pre-dissertation Summer Fellowship, Department of History
  • Summer 2014 – TINKER Foundation Summer Fellowship
  • Summer 2012 – TINKER Foundation Summer Fellowship


  • HIST 106: Modern Latin America (instructor)
  • HIST 100: Global History (teaching assistant)
  • HIST 172: U.S. History Since 1877 (teaching assistant)
  • LAST 170: Introduction to Latin America (teaching assistant)