Rachel Lora Lambrecht
BA in History, Universidade Federal do Paraná, Brazil, 2006
MA in Latin American History, Emory University, 2010
Latin American Independences
Popular Political History
19th Century Rio de la Plata
"Under the coral tree's shadow: Popular politics and state-building in the Rio de la Plata (1810-1820)"
Born and raised in Pato Branco, Brazil, I left home to get a B.A. in History at the Federal University of Paraná, in Curitiba. I started my PhD in Latin American History at Emory University in 2007, but my love for the Rio de la Plata and its past dates back to my initial years in college. A trip to Buenos Aires and its cozy cafés in the summer of 2005 confirmed that my interest in the region was worth pursuing. Since then, I have dedicated myself to research Argentine and Uruguayan history. My dissertation explores the roles of popular groups in building the political life of these newly created countries.