Position: Associate Professor
Field: 19th Century, Cultural, Social
Region: Latin America & Caribbean
Office: 340 Old Horticulture
Phone: (517) 884-4951
Peter M. Beattie’s research focuses on nineteenth and early twentieth century Brazil and examines the interaction between the poor (including the enslaved) and state institutions. His most recent journal publication is “‘Born Under the Cruel Rigor of Captivity, the Supplicant Left It Unexpectedly by Committing a Crime:’ Categorizing and Punishing Slave Convicts in Brazil, 1830-1897” The Americas 66:1 (July 2009):11-54. He has another journal article forthcoming “The Jealous Institution: Male Nubility, Conjugality, Sexuality, and Discipline on the Social Margins in Imperial Brazil” in Comparative Studies in Society and History.