Dr. Luciane Scarato
Luciane Scarato holds an MPhil in Cultural History from UNICAMP (2006) and she has recently completed her doctoral studies at the University of Cambridge (2017). Her research interests include Atlantic history, colonial Brazil, cartography, material culture, Latin American Studies, and Iberian modern empires. She published a book about the Brazilian mining district of Minas Gerais entitled “Caminhos e Descaminhos do Ouro nas Minas setecentistas: contrabando, cotidiano e cultura material” (2014).
Currently she looks at the historical (re)construction of unequal contexts, experiences, and actors in Latin America. As such, she focuses on various ‘turning points’, from the colonial period to the early 20th century, in which existing models for dealing with conviviality, difference, and inequality changed. In doing so, this reconstruction aims to demonstrate that the study of inequality throughout different historical periods contributes to shaping conviviality as an innovative analytical concept.