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Flávio dos Santos Gomes

         LEHA coordinator and associate professor at the Federal University of Rio de Janeiro (UFRJ). Graduated in History (Licenciatura) at the State University of Rio de Janeiro, UERJ (1990) and Social Sciences (Bacharelado) at the Federal University of Rio de Janeiro (1989), Master in Social History of Work (1993) and Doctorate in Social History (1997), both from the State University of Campinas (UNICAMP). He was twice winner of the National Research Archive Award, in 1993 (book “Histórias de Quilombolas”) and 2003 (book “Labirinto das Nações” with Juliana Barreto Farias and Carlos Eugênio Líbano Soares). In 1998 he won the Brasil-Descobrimentos Award, from the Fundação Cultural Brasil-Cultural. In 2006 he received an honorable mention at the Casa de Las Américas Cuba Literary Prize (book "The Hydra and the Swamps"), Instituto Casa de las Américas, Cuba. In 2012 his book "O Alufá Rufino: trafficking, slavery and freedom in the black Atlantic" (co-authored with João Reis and Marcus Carvalho) won the Casa de Las Américas Award, Brazilian Literature category, and was translated into Spanish and English "The Story of Rufino" (Oxford University Press, 2020). His research on black peasantry and mocambos as well as several books in Brazil were translated and published in French for the book “Communautés d´ esclaves insoumis au Bresil” (Editions L Echappee, 2018). In 2009 he obtained the John Simon Guggenheim Foundation Fellowship and in 2014 (June-July) he was a visiting researcher at New York University (NYU). He did postdoctoral internships at the University of São Paulo (USP, 2008-2009) and at the Getúlio Vargas Foundation (CPDOC / FGV, 2012-2013). He was a scientist researcher at Nosso Estado at FAPERJ (2014-2017). Develops research in comparative history, material culture, slavery, cartography and post-emancipation in the Americas, especially Venezuela, Colombia, French Guiana, Guadeloupe and Cuba. He has published dozens of books, collections, book chapters and articles in national and foreign journals, working in the areas of colonial and post-colonial Brazil, Amazonia, borders and peasantry. He works as a permanent professor in the postgraduate course in History at the UFRJ History Institute and is a collaborating professor in the postgraduate program in History at the Federal University of Bahia (UFBA).

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