Sueann Caulfield

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Professional Title

Professor, History, Residential College

Department(s)

College of Literature, Science, and the Arts (LSA)
History
Residential College

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. 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 Brazil from the early nineteenth century to the present. She is particularly interested in questions of human rights in Latin America, and has participated in a number of workshops, trans-national teaching projects, and exchanges around topics of social justice and social action.

Research Interests

humanities
social sciences
qualitative research
LGBTQ
sexuality