Maria Barreiros Almeida Reis

Graduate Student

Latin America


Research Interests

I am a historian of the Amazon in the Atlantic World, with specific interests in comparative colonialism, slavery, and competing sovereignties. My dissertation focuses on the problem of governance in seventeenth-century Portuguese Amazonia, particularly the legacies of the Iberian Union and Dutch occupation in the region. 


Awards & Fellowships

IIS Pre-Dissertation Summer Research Grant, University of California, Berkeley, 2019

CLAS Summer Field Research Award, University of California, Berkeley, 2019

Outstanding Graduate Student Instructor Award, University of California, Berkeley, 2019

Graduate Dean’s Summer Research Grant, University of California, Berkeley, 2018

Laidlaw Undergraduate Research Scholarship, University of St Andrews, 2016

University Scholarship for Research and Leadership, University of St Andrews, 2016