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Francianne Dos Santos Velho

External PhD Candidate

F. Dos Santos Velho
+31 71 527 2727

Francianne Dos Santos Velho is a lecturer and external Ph.D. candidate at the Centre for the Arts in Society.

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Fields of interest

Francianne‚Äôs trajectory is interdisciplinary, and multiculturality and her interests include Portuguese Speaking-World Language and Cultural Studies; Brazilian Cinema and Literature; Postcolonial Studies; New Media and Popular Culture; Gender, Race, and Immigration Theories; Issues of Domesticity, Space and Mobility. 


Her current research project, Migrant Domestic Workers in Brazil and the Netherlands: Experiences, Sensibilities, and Narratives in Visual Culture, focus on the whole that racialized, gendered, and migratory colonial history of labor relations plays in the experiences, sensibilities, and narratives of migrant domestic workers in emerging countries as Brazil, but also developed countries as in the Netherlands. It seeks to understand how the appearance and the development of different media types and the involvement of women and domestic laborers in production and the dissemination of knowledge have impacted their communities, identities, and subjectivities.

Teaching activities

Portuguese language; Brazilian literature, film, and cultural studies.

Curriculum vitae

Francianne holds a Teaching degree is in Portuguese and English Language and Literature from the Federal University of Parana, Curitiba, Brazil, a Master of Arts in Latin American Studies from the University of Leiden with an emphasis on Cultural Analysis. She was a research assistant in the HERA project: Night spaces: migration, culture, and integration in Europe (NL), and she also worked in the US as a Portuguese Language and Culture Teaching Assistant at Middlebury College in the Luso-Hispanic Department.

External PhD Candidate

  • Faculty of Humanities
  • Centre for the Arts in Society
  • Latijns-Amerikaanse L&C

Work address

Arsenaalstraat 1
2311 CT Leiden


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