Hendrik Kraay, Ph.D.

Ph.D. in History University of Texas at Austin / United States

Hendrik Kraay

Areas of Research

History of Brazil
Social, cultural, political, and military history of Brazil. Special interests in civic rituals, popular festivals, newspapers, military institutions, slavery, race, popular politics,and identity. Regional research focus on Bahia and Rio de Janeiro.
Civic Rituals
Current research project on Dois de Julho festival in Bahia. Author of Days of National Festivity in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, 1823-1889 (Stanford University Press, 2013), and Bahia's Independence: Popular Politics and Patriotic Festival in Salvador, Brazil, 1824-1900 (McGill-Queen's University Press, 2019).
Popular Festivals
Current research project on transition from entrudo to carnaval in nineteenth-century Brazil. Funded by SSHRC Insight Grant.
Military Institutions
Author of Race, State, and Armed Forces in Independence-Era Brazil: Bahia, 1790s-1840s (2001). Co-editor of Nova História Militar Brasileira (2004) and I Die with My Country: Perspectives on the Paraguayan War, 1864-1870 (2004).
Slavery
Interests in armed slaves and military institutions' policy toward slavery.
Race
Editor of Afro-Brazilian Culture and Politics: Bahia, 1790s-1990s (1998).
Popular Politics
Popular political participation in nineeteenth-century Brazil.
Latin American History
Comparative social, cultural, political, and military history of Latin America. Special interests in civic rituals, popular festivals, military institutions, slavery, race, popular politics, and identity. Editor of Negotiating Identities in Modern Latin America (2007).

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