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Sara Brandellero

University Lecturer

Name
Dr. S.L.A. Brandellero
Telephone
+31 71 527 1447
E-mail
s.l.a.brandellero@hum.leidenuniv.nl
ORCID iD
0000-0003-3937-0239

Sara Brandellero is a University Lecturer at the Leiden University Centre for the Arts in Society.

More information about Sara Brandellero

Sara Brandellero is Assistant Professor at the Leiden University Centre for the Arts in Society (LUCAS), where she has been based since 2011.  She is currently Project Leader on the HERA-funded project Night Spaces: migration, culture and integration in Europe (NITE), 2019-22, and was Fellow of the Hanse-Wissenschaftskolleg Institute of Advanced Studies in Germany (2021).

Fields of interest

Brazilian Literature, Film and Culture; Lusophone Cultures; Night Studies; Migration and Diaspora; Gender; Space, Place and Landscape; Interculturality; Postcoloniality.

Background & Research

Prior to joining Leiden, Sara Brandellero taught at the University of Oxford, where she was also Senior Research Associate at the Oxford Centre for Brazilian Studies, before moving to the University of Leeds. At Leiden, her teaching is concentrated in the fields of Brazilian and Lusophone literature and visual cultures, but she also teaches on Latin American  culture,  narratives of migration and urban space, representations of the urban night.  Her research focuses on the cultures of the Portuguese-speaking world, including in transnational perspective, with a special focus on Brazil and Portuguese-speaking Africa. Her work centres on literature and film, with a particular attention to travel and migrant and diasporic narratives, postcolonialism, (de)constructions of national identity, gender, space and landscape. This has led to the completion of several projects on Brazilian modernism, Afro-Brazilian women literature,  spatial politics, the road movie in the Lusophone world, on which she has published widely.

Her interest in mobility and space has more recently taken on a keener attention to the dimension of time.  Her current major project focuses on experiences and cultural representations of the night. She is Project Leader of the European collaborative project Night Spaces: migration, culture and integration in Europe (NITE), funded by the Humanities in the European Research Area (HERA), 2019-22.  This project brings together the Universities of Leiden, UCL, Humboldt/Leuphana, Aarhus and Limerick, in studying public spaces at night associated with diverse migrant communities in 8 European cities – (nightspace.net).

Sara Brandellero is founding member and co-leader of REBRAC (European Network of Brazilianists working in Cultural Analysis). Founded in 2014 with Prof. S. Dennison (Leeds) and Dr. T. Holmes (Queen’s Belfast).  https://rebrac.net/page/1/

She has held Visiting Professorships at the University of São Paulo (UNESP/Araraquara, Brazil), 2015, and at the Federal University of Juiz de Fora (Brazil, 2014). In 2012 she was Research Fellow at the Hanse-Wissenschaftskolleg Institute of Advanced Studies in Germany.  Since 2017, she is Co-Chair of the BA, MA and ResMA programmes in Latin American Studies at Leiden.

Teaching activities

Brazilian and Lusophone literature and visual cultures, Latin American culture, narratives of migration and urban space, representations of the urban night. 

Curriculum vitae

Dr. Brandellero holds a BA in Hispanic Studies from the University of Cardiff, an MA in Brazilian Literature from the University of Brasilia and a DPhil in Portuguese (Brazilian Literature) from the University of Oxford. She held lectureships at the University of Oxford and University of Leeds (UK), before joining the University of Leiden in September 2011.

Key publications

On a Knife-Edge: The Poetry of João Cabral de Melo Neto (Oxford University Press, 2011).

Living (Il)legalities in Brazil: Practices, Narratives and Institutions in a Country on the Edge. Co-edited with Dr Derek Pardue and Dr Georg Wink (Routledge, 2020).

Graciliano Ramos and the Making of Modern Brazil: Memory, Politics and Identities. Co-edited with Dr. Lúcia Villares (University of Wales Press, 2017).

The Brazilian Road Movie: Journeys of (Self)Discovery (University of Wales Press, 2013).

University Lecturer

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

Work address

Arsenaal
Arsenaalstraat 1
2311 CT Leiden
Room number A0.22

Contact

Publications

  • . Leiden University Centre for Arts in Society. Leiden. Organisor. [contribution to an event]. Organisatie of bijdrage aan een 'event'
  • Paiva S. & Brandellero S.L.A. (15 June 2014), Destaques: Entrevista com Sara Brandellero. Interviewed by Paiva Samuel for RUA - Revista Universitária do Audiovisual. [interview]. Optreden voor tv, radio of in andere publieke media
  • Brandellero S.L.A. (19 May 2014), As paisagens corporais de João Cabral de Melo Neto. Universidade Federal de Santa Catarina (UFSC), Florianópolis, Brazil. [lecture]. Uitvoering / lezing
  • Brandellero S.L.A. (20 May 2014), Brazilian Cinema on the Road. Universidade Federal de Santa Catarina (UFSC), Department of English., Florianópolis, Brazil. [lecture]. Uitvoering / lezing
  • Brandellero S.L.A. (22 November 2012), Cooperation and Partnerships for the Promotion of Brazilian Literature. V International Conexões Itaú Cultural Meeting. Invited Speaker.. São Paulo. [lecture]. Uitvoering / lezing
  • Brandellero S.L.A. (15 April 2013), Journeys across Choppy Waters in the Work of Conceição Evaristo. International Symposium: Journeys and (Re)Connections in Contemporary Brazilian Literature/Viagens e (Re)Encontros na Literatura Brasileira Contemporânea. Leiden University. [lecture]. Uitvoering / lezing
  • Brandellero S.L.A. (24 May 2012), The Road Movie in Brazil and Beyond: Breaking Boundaries. International Conference of LASA (Latin American Studies Association). San Francisco (US). [lecture]. Uitvoering / lezing
  • Brandellero S.L.A. (11 May 2012), Transatlantic Currents and the Cinema of Licínio Azevedo. Atlantic Triangles: Colonial and Postcolonial Crossings. (Invited Speaker). Netherlands Institute for Advanced Study (NIAS), Wassenaar. [lecture]. Uitvoering / lezing
  • Brandellero S.L.A. (10 November 2011), The Latin American Voice of João Cabral de Melo Neto. Brazilian Literature in a Latin American Context. (Invited Speaker). Frei University of Berlin. [lecture]. Uitvoering / lezing
  • Brandellero S.L.A. (2 October 2011), Memória, margens e fronteiras na literatura afro-brasileira contemporânea. International Symposium 'Brasil: construção, desconstrução do presente'. Leiden University. [lecture]. Uitvoering / lezing
  • Brandellero S.L.A. (12 November 2010), Landscapes of Memory and Oblivion in Ponciá Vicêncio by Conceição Evaristo. Annual Conference of WISPS (Women in Spanish, Portuguese and Latin American Studies. University of Swansea (UK). [lecture]. Uitvoering / lezing
  • Brandellero S.L.A. (14 April 2010), Bye Bye Brasil and the Quest for the Nation. Annual Conference of the AHGBI (Association of Hispanists of Great Britain and Ireland). King's College London. [lecture]. Uitvoering / lezing
  • Brandellero S.L.A. (27 March 2009), On the Road to Nowhere: Visions of Brazil in Mário Peixoto’s Limite. Annual Conference of SLAS (Society of Latin American Studies). University of Leeds (UK). [lecture]. Uitvoering / lezing
  • Brandellero S.L.A. (9 October 2009), Anecdotes and Crime Stories in João Cabral de Melo Neto. International Symposium 'João Cabral and His Transnational Legacy: Dialogues and Confluences'. Canning House, London. [lecture]. Uitvoering / lezing
  • Brandellero S.L.A. (3 October 2008), Journeys of Discovery in Brazilian Cinema (Cinemas, aspirinas e urubus). Robert Taylor Society Annual Meeting. St Anne's College, University of Oxford. [lecture]. Uitvoering / lezing
  • Brandellero S.L.A. (15 September 2006), Skeletons in the Cupboard: History and Violence in Post-Dictatorship Brazilian Fiction. 1st Conference of ABIL (Association of British and Irish Lusitanists). University of Nottingham (UK). [lecture]. Uitvoering / lezing
  • Brandellero S.L.A. (4 August 2006), Esqueletos no armário: Violência e história na obra de Adriana Lisboa. Congresso Internacional da Associação Brasileira de Literatura Comparada (ABRALIC). Universidade Estadual do Rio de Janeiro (UERJ), Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. [lecture]. Uitvoering / lezing
  • Brandellero S.L.A. (25 May 2005), 'Com balas atravessando os fonemas': Paulo Lins' Cidade de Deus. Hispanic Research Seminar. (Invited Speaker). University of Cambridge. [lecture]. Uitvoering / lezing
  • Brandellero S.L.A. (1 July 2005), Family Secrets and National Trauma in the Work of Adriana Lisboa. 9th Annual Symposium on Contemporary Narrative: 'Latin American Women Writers, Then and Now'. University of Leeds. [lecture]. Uitvoering / lezing
  • Brandellero S.L.A. (10 April 2005), 'Com balas atravessando os fonemas': Paulo Lins' Cidade de Deus. Annual Conference of SLAS (Society of Latin American Studies). University of Derby (UK). [lecture]. Uitvoering / lezing
  • Brandellero S.L.A. (2004), Representações de gênero, classe social e raça na revisão da história oficial na obra de João Cabral de Melo Neto. IX Congresso Internacional da ABRALIC (Associação Brasileira de Literatura Comparada). Universidade Federal do Rio Grande do Sul (UFRGS), Porto Alegre, Brazil. [lecture]. Uitvoering / lezing
  • Brandellero S.L.A. (2004), The Impossible Return of the Native: Migration and Transgression in João Cabral de Melo Neto. Exile and Migration Conference. University of London. [lecture]. Uitvoering / lezing
  • Brandellero S.L.A. (2002), In-Between Wor(l)ds: The Image of the 'entre-lugar' in João Cabral de Melo Neto's Agrestes. Annual Conference of the AHGBI (Association of Hispanists of Great Britain and Ireland). University of Cork (Ireland). [lecture]. Uitvoering / lezing
  • Brandellero S.L.A. (2002), (Dis)covering the Other: Images of Women in João Cabral de Melo Neto. Annual Conference of WISPS (Women in Spanish, Portuguese and Latin American Studies). University of London. [lecture]. Uitvoering / lezing
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