Maria Barreiros Almeida Reis is a PhD Candidate in History at the University of California, Berkeley. Her research focuses on European notions of racial difference between Indigenous and African skill and ability as enslaved people. She works with sources in Portuguese, Dutch and Spanish.


Fulbright-Hays Doctoral Dissertation Research Abroad (DDRA) Fellowship Program

Education: PhD in History, University of California – Berkeley (2023);

Field of Study: History

Project Title: “From Indigenous to African Slavery – Political Economy and Racial Imaginations in Atlantic Amazonia”

Host Institution, Location: NOVA University of Lisbon, School of Social Sciences and Humanities, CHAM – Center for the Humanities, Lisbon

Grant Duration, Starting Date (month): 10 months, starting in March 2022