Ana Claudia Lopes

5117 Dwinelle Hall

Office Hours: M, W 12-1 pm

Ana Claudia Simão de Oliveira Lopes is a Ph.D. student in Spanish and Portuguese Literatures and in the Critical Theory Program. She completed a B.A. in Comparative Literature at Berkeley, graduating with Highest Distinction in General Scholarship, and was awarded the Theresa Hak Kyung Cha Fellowship for outstanding academic achievements. While completing her degree, she worked as a Research Apprentice on a project about pilgrimages in the Northeast of Brazil and wrote a thesis on comparative language structures in the works of Brazilian authors Osman Lins and Clarice Lispector. During the summer of 2023, through a grant from the Tinker Foundation, she conducted independent research about Brazilian engraver Gilvan Samico in Recife, Pernambuco. She is a co-coordinator of the Brazilian Studies Working Group(link is external) at the Townsend Center for Humanities and serves as a member of the editorial board at the journal of the Graduate Students Lucero. Her research currently explores intersections between culture and power dynamics in Brazil's literary regionalism. Before her time at Berkeley, she received a law degree from Pontifícia Universidade Católica, in Campinas, and worked as a lawyer and a legal consultant in Brazil for over four years.