Victoria Langland

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

Victoria Langland specializes in twentieth-century Latin American history, especially Brazil and the Southern Cone, and writes about dictatorships, gender, the uses of memory, student and other social movements, and, more generally, the intersections of culture and power. She is the author of "Speaking of Flowers: Student Movements and the Making and Remembering of 1968 in Military Brazil" (Duke University Press, 2013) and the co-editor of "The Brazil Reader: History, Culture, Politics" (Duke University Press, 2019), and "Monumentos, Memoriales y Marcas Territoriales" (Siglo XXI, 2003). Langland's current research project is a history of breastfeeding in Brazil that looks at how cultural understandings, public policies, formula marketing and other factors have transformed popular beliefs and practices about infant nutrition and women’s bodies over time.

Experience

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

Education

  • 2004 
    Yale University, Ph.D., History