Ingrid Brioso Rieumont is a Ph.D. candidate in the Department of Spanish and Portuguese. She works on Latin American, and particularly Cuban and Brazilian literature and culture; slavery; poetics; and visual arts. Her essays have discussed a range of topics including the works of Brazilian writer Machado de Assis.
She holds a B.A. from Smith College where she received the Elizabeth Wanning Harries Prize for excellence in the study of literature and graduated with highest honors in Portuguese and Brazilian Studies.
Her dissertation topic focuses on a comparative study of Cuba and Brazil’s fin-de-siècle scenery. Exploring the end of both the XIX and XX centuries, she studies different scenarios to imagine, prophesize and materialize the future. From intellectual and foundational projects, technological inventions and universal exhibitions, to slaves’ accounts and xix-century visual works, to contemporary science fiction in Cuba and Brazil, her work attempts to understand the idea of the endings and the beginnings of the future.
At Princeton she is also a Lassen Fellow at the Program of Latin American Studies (PLAS).