Sueann Caulfield

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Sueann Caulfield

Associate Professor, Social Theory and Practice

Office Location(s): 1712 East Quad
Phone: 734.763.1862

  • Fields of Study
    • Latin America and Brazil
  • About

    Sueann Caulfield is Associate Professor of History and Residential College at the University of Michigan, where she was the former director of the Center for Latin American and Caribbean Studies and currently heads the Brazil Initiative Social Sciences Cluster.  She specializes in the history of modern Brazil, with emphasis on gender and sexuality.  She has won awards and fellowships from the Fulbright Commission, National Endowment for the Humanities, and American Council of Learned Societies. Her publications include In Defense of Honor: Morality, Modernity, and Nation In Early Twentieth-Century Brazil, the co-edited volume Honor, Status, and Law in Modern Latin American History, and various articles on gender and historiography, family law, race, and sexuality in Brazil.  Her current research focuses on family history with a focus on paternity and legitimacy in twentieth-century Brazil.  She is particularly interested in questions of human rights in Latin America, and has participated in a number of workshops, cross-country teaching projects, and exchanges around topics of social justice and social action.

  • Education
    • Ph.D. New York University, 1994