Paulina L. Alberto

Associate Professor, Departments of History and of Romance Languages and Literatures, University of Michigan, University of Michigan

Alberto's research focuses on questions of race and nation, racial ideologies, and racial politics in modern Latin America, particularly Brazil and Argentina. Alberto’s work has received support from the Social Science Research Council, the National Endowment for the Humanities, and the American Council for Learned Societies, among others, and has been recognized with the Roberto Reis Prize for Best Book in Brazilian Studies (BRASA, 2012), the Warren Dean Prize for Best Book in Brazilian History (CLAH, 2013), and the James Alexander Robertson Prize (CLAH, 2017). Her current book in progress, _Black Legend: ‘ El Negro’ Raúl Grigera and Racial Storytelling in Modern Argentina_, illuminates the power of stories to construct “whiteness” and “blackness” in nineteenth- and twentieth-century Argentina and to shape individual fates.


  • –present
    Associate Professor of History and Romance Languages, University of Michigan


  • 2005 
    University of Pennsylvania, PhD / History