Quesado Valente, Poema

Poema Quesado Valente Meyer earned a BA in English Literature from the Federal University of Bahia, where she also studied Brazilian literature and culture. She was part of a translation research group coordinated by professor Elizabeth Ramos and during that time developed a passion for the subject. She is now a PhD Candidate in Luso-Brazilian literature and culture, working on a dissertation centered on Inter-American relations and the political concept of utopia during the 19th and 20th centuries. Her other research interests include translation, regional literature, and nation-building and race.