Marcio Siwi

Marcio Siwi

College Fellow in History

Office Hours: Tuesday 2:30-4:30

Dr. Siwi is a College Fellow in History at Harvard University where his research and teaching center on Latin American History, Urban Studies, Race, and the history of the United States in the world.  His current book project, Making the Modern and Cultured City: Art, Architecture, and Urbanism in Postwar São Paulo” explores efforts to transform São Paulo into a world-class city after WWII through a transnational analysis of artistic production, architecture, and urban planning.  These practices are examined as expressions of an idealized urban sensibility inflected by foreign models that leading Paulistanos aspired to produce and as a broader pattern of racial anxiety, uneven development, and spatial segregation.  Dr. Siwi received his Ph.D. from New York University in 2017.  He also holds a Bachelor’s degree from The Colorado College and a Master’s in Latin American Studies from The University of Texas at Austin.  Dr. Siwi was Program Manager of the Brazil Studies Program at Harvard University’s David Rockefeller Center for Latin American Studies (2007-2010) and a Research Associate at the Council on Foreign Relations in New York (2002-2005).  He is a native of São Paulo, Brazil, and a citizen of both Mexico and the United States.


Fall 2017:
HIST 14F. Cities and Urban Life in Latin American History
HIST 14G. Race and Nation in Latin America

Spring 2018:

HIST 1034. Modern Latin America, 1800 – present

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Robinson Hall 210
35 Quincy Street
Cambridge, MA 02138
p: 617-496-0882

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