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Zephyr Frank

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Zephyr Frank

Professor of Latin American History
Gildred Professor of Latin American Studies
Latin America
Ph.D Illinois 1999
M.A. UCLA 1993

Zephyr Frank is Professor of History and the Director of the Program on Urban Studies.  He was also the founding Director of the Center for Spatial and Textual Analysis (CESTA) 2011-16.  His research interests focus on Brazilian social and cultural history, the study of wealth and inequality, and the digital humanities.

Selected Publications & Projects

Zephyr Frank
Reading Rio de Janeiro blazes a new trail for understanding the cultural history of 19th-century Brazil. To bring the social fabric of Rio de Janeiro...
Zephyr Frank, Richard White, Emeritus
The Spatial History Project at Stanford University is a place for a collaborative community of students, staff, and scholars to engage in creative...

Selected Journals & Book Chapters

Zephyr Frank
Maria João Ferreira Santos, James Thorne, Jon Christensen
The last century has seen large changes in land-use and land-cover. We reconstructed the history of conservation land acquisition (where, when, how...
Zephyr Frank
Ran Abramitzky, Aprajit Mahajan
We construct an individual-level data set of partnership contracts in late-nineteenth-century Rio de Janeiro to study the determinants of contract...

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Research Activity

Director, Spatial History Project


Forthcoming Publications