Institute at Brown for Environment and Society

Kevin Ennis

Portuguese and Brazilian Studies


Kevin W. Ennis's research interests lie in Amazonian literary and cultural studies, Indigenous literatures from Latin America, especially from Brazil, and Portuguese, Lusophone African, and Lusophone Asian narratives of displacement, migration, and return since decolonization. His dissertation, "Narrative Streams of Extractivism in Amazonia," centers on the role of extractivist dynamics in shaping imaginaries of Amazonia as a geocultural, social, and literary space in Brazilian, Colombian, and Peruvian texts from the twentieth and twenty-first centuries.