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Jerry Davila

Jerry Davila is Jorge Paulo Lemann Professor of Brazilian History at the University of Illinois. He is the author of Diploma of Whiteness: Race and Social Policy in Brazil, 1917 1945 (2003) and Hotel Tropico: Brazil and the Challenge of African Decolonization, 1950 1980 (2010), both of which have been translated into Portuguese and published in Brazil. Davila has taught in both the United States and Latin America, where he held the Fulbright Distinguished Chair in American Studies at the...See more