Luciane Scarato holds an MPhil in Cultural History from the Universidade Estadual de Campinas (2006) and a doctoral degree from the University of Cambridge (2017). Her research interests include Atlantic History, colonial Brazil, cartography, material culture, Latin American Studies, and Iberian modern empires. Her monography on the Brazilian mining district of Minas Gerais titled Caminhos e Descaminhos do Ouro nas Minas setecentistas: contrabando, cotidiano e cultura material was published in 2014.
Her current research examines the historical (re)construction of unequal contexts, experiences, and actors in Latin America. She focuses on various ‘turning points’ throughout the colonial period up to the early 20th century, that indicate a change in existing models of conviviality, difference, and inequality. In doing so, this reconstruction aims to demonstrate that the study of inequality throughout different historical periods can contribute to an understanding of conviviality as an innovative analytical concept.