Ingrid Brioso Rieumont is a Ph.D. candidate in the Department of Spanish and Portuguese. She works on Latin American, particularly Cuban and Brazilian literatures and cultures, slavery and photography, and philosophy of time. Her essays have discussed a range of topics including the works of Machado de Assis, Virgilio Piñera, and Adriana Varejão.
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, The Time of the After, thinks through the tension between the concept of the “end” of political processes and of life and the possibility for something different to emerge, an afterwards. Drawing from enslaved portraiture and literary texts from nineteenth to twenty-first century Cuba and Brazil, she studies scenarios that come to speak of the existence after the end, and force the end to face something unknown or unpredicted. In 2018 she was awarded the Donald and Mary Hyde Summer Fellowship for Research Abroad in the Humanities by Princeton University Graduate School upon her academic distinction and research’s validity.
At Princeton she is also a Lassen Fellow at the Program of Latin American Studies (PLAS).