Institute at Brown for Environment and Society

Kevin Ennis

Portuguese and Brazilian Studies


My primary research interests lie in Amazonian literature and representations of Indigenous peoples in contemporary Brazilian literature. As I work toward preparing a dissertation prospectus, my scholarship has focused on the relationships between literature and ethnography, as well as between the writer and the ethnographer, with respect to the power dynamics associated with extractivism and Othering in regional, national, and international mappings of Amazonia and its environments and peoples.