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Bryan McCann

Department of History


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Bryan McCann is associate professor of Latin American History and director of the master’s degree in Global International and Comparative History (MAGIC) program at Georgetown University. He teaches courses on colonial and modern Latin America, particularly Brazil, and advanced topical courses on popular music in Cuba and Brazil and the history of Latin American populism; he taught a class supported through the Berkley Center's Doyle Seminars project. McCann is the author of numerous articles and two books: Throes of Democracy: Brazil since 1989 (2009) and Hello, Hello Brazil: Popular Music in the Making of Modern Brazil (2004); he is currently researching a book on the neighborhood association movement that reshaped urban space and politics in Rio de Janeiro in the second half of the twentieth century. McCann holds a B.A. from Princeton University, M.A. from University of New Mexico, and Ph.D. from Yale University.

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