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Graduate Student Profiles

Katherine Cosby

Cohort Year: 2015

Advisor: Dr. Alex Borucki and Tiffany Willoughby-Herard
First Field: Latin America
Second Field: African Diaspora

Dissertation Title:
Flowers Grew out of the Asphalt: Black Women's Residences and Home Place in São Paulo, 1889–1930

Research Abstract:
In my dissertation project, I interrogate black women’s geographies and the strategies of state actors and the elite to maintain their visions of order and progress during the First Republic (1889-1930) in São Paulo, Brazil.