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 literary and cultural responses to coloniality across the Portuguese-speaking world, from Brazil to East Timor. His dissertation, "Narratives 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 and Peruvian texts from the twentieth and twenty-first centuries.