Mira Kohl is a PhD candidate studying the politics of citizenship, nation-state formation, and migration in the borderlands of Bolivia and Brazil during the 20th century. She received in MA in Latin American Studies from Tulane in 2015 and a BA in Anthropology from Macalester College in 2010. Her work has been supported by fellowships from the U.S. Department of Education and the Linda Hall Library. She has also been awarded the prestigious James R. Scobie Award from the Conference on Latin American History and the Brazil Initiation Scholarship from the Brazilian Studies Association. Before moving to New Orleans in 2013, she worked in immigrant rights advocacy in Boston and taught English in Andalucía, Spain.
Mira Kohl has been named a Fulbright-Hays fellow. Through their support, she will be conducting her dissertation research in Bolivia and Brazil during 2019.
Modern Latin America, Oral History, Urban Space, Nationalism, Migration, Cultural Identities, Citizenship