Erica Windler is an Assistant Professor in the History Department. Her research focuses on the history of childhood, the family, and gender in Brazil. She has spent extensive time living and conducting research in both Rio de Janeiro and Recife where she taught as a Fulbright Faculty Fellow at the Federal University of Pernambuco in 2008. Professor Windler is currently completing a book manuscript entitled “Bringing Up Brazil: Childhood, Family, and Nation, 1871-1927” that examines questions of child welfare and the relationship between poor families and the state during Brazil’s gradual manumission process. She has also begun work on a second project tentatively entitled “Beyond Carmen Miranda: the Transnational Lives of the Brazilian Muse.” Professor Windler teaches courses on Latin America, Brazil, History of the Family, and Women’s Studies at both the graduate and undergraduate level.