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Olavo Passos de Souza

B.A. History, Universidade Federal Fluminense – Brazil, 2019

Olavo Passos de Souza is a History PhD student at Stanford University in the Latin America field. More specifically, he focuses on 19th century Brazilian Political and Social History, as well as the history of ideas as it pertains to the transnational movement of concepts. He is particularly interested in how different political concepts that first emerged in Europe, the United States or Latin America itself were introduced and then adapted by the Brazilian Empire and its society.  

Outside of his field, Olavo is also interested in how popular culture and even humor can be utilized to bridge the gap between academia and the public, serving as pedagogical tools to further the dissemination of history.