Since 2019, I am a Ph.D. candidate in the History and Civilization Department of the European University Institute (Florence), where I am awarded with an EUI Special Doctoral Fellowships.
For my thesis, I research the Christian missions sent to West Central Africa from the mid-16th to the mid-17th centuries. I focus particularly on Jesuitical sources, and I question how those missionaries positioned themselves as privileged mediators of the region’s broader intercultural encounters. For instance, I investigate how the Jesuits configured a West Central African cultural alterity to which they authorized themselves as effective interpreters.
I hold a Bachelor degree (4 years) and a Master degree (3 years) in Social History from the University of São Paulo – USP, Brazil. There, I was already focused on the Jesuitical missions sent to Congo and Angola, having received a MA and an Undergraduate scholarship from São Paulo Research Foundation (FAPESP).
Please feel free to get in touch to talk about my research. I would appreciate to discuss it with you.