Bruno Carvalho '04

Professor Bruno Carvalho, Harvard University works on cities as lived and imagined spaces. He studies relationships between cultural practices and urbanization, specializing on Brazil from the eighteenth century onward. Carvalho's interdisciplinary approaches bridge history, literary analysis, and urban studies. Often, he investigates how socio-cultural processes of the past converge in and with the present. He is writing a book on different ways in which people imagined the future of cities over the past two centuries or so. A Rio de Janeiro native, Carvalho received his Ph.D. in Romance Languages and Literatures at Harvard University (2009) and taught at Princeton University between 2009-2018. He recently published The Amazon Will Soon Burn Again, New York Times, May 27, 2020

At Harvard, Carvalho is Co-Director of the Harvard Mellon Urban Initiative, a member of the Faculty Advisory Committees on Ethnicity, Migration, Rights, and in the Brazil Studies Program, as well as a Faculty Affiliate of the Afro-Latin American Research Institute, the Center for the Environment, the Graduate School of Design, and the Weatherhead Center for International Affairs.

To learn more about Professor Carvalho and his research, read these recent interviews with the Harvard GazetteDRCLAS, and Brazilian publications Nexo and O Globo (in Portuguese).