2021-2022 ALARI Visiting Research Associate
"Marcelo Ferraro is a Postdoctoral Visiting Research Associate at the Afro-Latin American Research Institute (Hutchins Center, Harvard University) and a Historical Injustice and Democracy Postdoctoral Research Associate at the Center for the Studies of Slavery and Justice and the Watson Institute (Brown University). He completed his PhD at the University of São Paulo (Brazil) in 2021, having previously received his master’s degree in Social History and his B.A. in History, Law, and Social Sciences at the same institution. He is a coordinator of LabMundi (Brazil and the World System Studies Lab) at the University of Sao Paulo and a member of the Global History Network. His first research project analyzed the role of architecture in a plantation society from southeastern Brazil. More recently, he developed a comparative study on the intersections between slavery and criminal justice in Brazil and the southern United States. He is currently working on his first book on slavery and racial violence across the Americas in the long nineteenth century.