Gabriela is the Research Associate for the Tulane Global Humanities Research Center (TGHRC) in the School of Liberal Arts. In this role, she develops and advances the goals of the TGHRC and helps facilitate research and programming activities for the center's two main projects: Global Port Cities and Globalizing American Studies 2.0. Some of her responsibilities include grant writing, coordinating public outreach, conducting research on topics related to the center’s projects, and preparing reports and publications.
Gabriela is a cultural studies scholar whose work examines globalization and transnationalism, modernity and coloniality, and collective agency, especially in Latin America. She is a member of the Center for Transcultural Studies (CTS) in New York and Chicago, and her current book project, The Dialectic of Comodismo: Brazil in the Mid-Twentieth-Century Western Imaginary, analyzes the European and North American discursive construction of “Brazilianness” from the 1930s to the 1960s. Prior to joining the Dean’s Office, Gabriela completed her Ph.D. in Communication Studies at Northwestern University, where she was a graduate associate with the Center for Global Culture and Communication (CGCC) and a fellow with the Graduate Public Humanities Research Workshop at the Alice Kaplan Institute for the Humanities.