Department of History

Rosana Barbosa Profile

Associate Professor
B.A. Universidade Santa Ursula (Brazil) 
M.A, Ph.D. (Toronto)

McNally North 228
rosana.barbosa@smu.ca (preferred method of contact)
(902) 420-5133

Rosana Barbosa completed her B.A. at Universidade Santa Úrsula in her hometown of Rio de Janeiro. Her M.A. and Ph.D. are from the University of Toronto.

Before joining Saint Mary's University in 2004, she taught at the University of Toronto, York University, Brock University and Guelph University. She teaches Latin American history, focusing on immigration, slavery, revolutions, nationalism, race relations, gender and foreign relations.


Teaching

Courses currently and recently offered include:

  • HIST 1826 - Introduction to Latin American History
  • HIST 2250 - Soccer: A History of Brazil, (Former HIST 2849.2 - Soccer in Brazil), (recently named as one of the coolest classes in Canada,   http://www.huffingtonpost.ca/2014/09/03/coolest-classes-canada_n_5755176.html
  • HIST 2440 - Revolutions in Latin America
  • HIST 3480 - Afro Brazilian History
  • HIST 4530/6530 - Forced and Free Migration in Latin America
  • IDS 6818 - Special Topic: Afro Brazilian History

Graduate Committees

Ph.D. Thesis Committee:

Alessandro Zir. "The Sixteenth-Century Corpus of the Portuguese Colonizers of  Brazil: An Approach in Terms of Styles of Thinking." Interdisciplinary Studies, Dalhousie University, 2009. 

MA. Thesis Committee:

Cintia Gillam. "Effects of Social and Environmental Inequalitites on the wellbeing of a slum community: The case of Vila dos Pescadores in Southeast Brazil." IDS Program, Saint Mary's University. 2016. 

Erica Bowler. “Religion and Peace: A Case Study on Mennonite Peace Initiatives in Colombia.” IDS Program, Saint Mary’s University. 2014.

Emily Burton. “Sixteenth Century Portuguese Settlement in Northeastern North America: A Historiographical Assessment.” History Department, Saint Mary’s University. 2004.

Recent Honour's Supervision

Natasha MacDonald. “Sustainable Development Potentials Through Urban Recycling: A Look at Curitiba, Brazil.” IDS, Saint Mary’s University, 2012.

Brandon Svenningsen. “The Memory of the Pinochet Regime: The Official and the Atlantic Canadian Recollections of the Past.” History Department, Saint Mary’s University, 2011.


Research in Progress

Prof. Barbosa is currently expanding her research interests towards the social history of the early years of soccer in Brazil.


Selected Publications

Books

Rosana Barbosa. Brazil and Canada: Economic, Political and Migratory Ties ­– 1820s to 1970s. Lanham: Lexington Books, 2016.  https://rowman.com/ISBN/9781498545488/Brazil-and-Canada-Economic-Political-and-Migratory-Ties-1820s-to-1970s

Immigration and Xenophobia in Early Nineteenth Century Rio de Janeiro. Lanham: University Press of America, 2009. 


Edited Books

Brazil and Canada in the Americas.  Halifax:  A Co-publication of the Canada Visiting Chair in Brazilian Studies and the Gorsebrook Research Institute, Saint Mary's University, 2007.

With Manuela Marujo and Aida Batista (eds).  The Voice and Choice of Portuguese Immigrant Immigrant Women/A Vez e a Voz da Mulher Imigrante Portuguesa.  Toronto:  University of Toronto, Department of Spanish and Portuguese, 2005.

With Domenico Mazzeo (eds). Brazil: The Emergence of a World Power. Toronto: Glendon College/York University, 2002.


Chapters in Books:

With Yves Frenette. “De l’Amérique du Nord au Brésil. Deux épisodes d’immigration francophone dans la deuxième moitié du 19e  siècle.”Les Français au Brésil (XIXe – XXe Siècles), Paris: Les Indes Savantes,2011, 79-90.

“Brazilian and Canadian Relations: A Historical Survey.” Rosana Barbosa (ed). Brazil and Canada in the Americas . Halifax: A Co-publication of the Canada Visiting Chair in Brazilian Studies and the Gorsebrook Research Institute, Saint Mary's University, 2007, pp. 31-54.

“Conclusion.” Rosana Barbosa (ed). Brazil and Canada in the Americas . Halifax: A Co-publication of the Canada Visiting Chair in Brazilian Studies and the Gorsebrook Research Institute, Saint Mary's University, 2007, pp. 109-110.

“Portuguese Immigration to Rio de Janeiro: The Early National Period.” Francisco Cota Fagundes & Irene Maria F. Blayer (eds). Tradições Portuguesas /Portuguese Traditions in Honour of Claude L. Hulet. San Jose: Portuguese Heritage Publications of California, 2007, pp. 403-415.

“The Inclusion of Immigrant Women in the Male dominated Job Market of 19th Century Rio de Janeiro.” Manuela Marujo, Aida Batista and Rosana Barbosa (eds). The Voice and Choice of Portuguese Immigrant Women / A Vez e a Voz da Mulher Imigrante Portuguesa . Toronto: University of Toronto, Department of Spanish and Portuguese, 2005, pp. 72-78.

“Afterword/Posfacio.” Manuela Marujo, Aida Batista and Rosana Barbosa (eds). The Voice and Choice of Portuguese Immigrant Women / A Vez e a Voz da Mulher Imigrante Portuguesa .  Toronto: University of Toronto, Department of Spanish and Portuguese, 2005, pp. 206-207.

“Immigration and the Formation of the Brazilian People.” Rosana Barbosa and Domenico Mazzeo (eds). Brazil: The Emergence of a World Power . Toronto: York University, 2002, pp. 17-23.


Referred Articles:

"Brazil and Canada - A Historian's View." Submitted to Canada and Beyond.

“Brasil-Canadá: ligações migratórias nos séculos XIX e XX.” Interfaces Brasil/Canada. Volume 1, n. 14 (2012), pp. 183-200.

With Yves Frenette. “À la recherche des passagers du Panola : un épisode de migration française et nord-américaine au Brésil, 1875-1876.” E-CRINI, Université de Nantes, France (N. 3, 2012).

http://www.ecrini.univnantes.fr/35354114/0/fiche___pagelibre/&RH=1332493528973

“Portuguese Women In Rio de Janeiro in the First Half of the Nineteenth Century.” Encruzilhdas/Crossroads, UCLA (2007), pp. 58-64.

“A Presença Portuguesa no Brasil Pós-Colonial.” Revista Arquipélago , Açores/Portugal.  (October, 2004), pp. 173-196.

"Brasileiros no Canadá: um novo e crescente grupo de imigrantes." Revista de Estudos Canadenses, CANADART XI, Março, 2004. Brazil, pp. 197-215.

“Immigration, Xenophobia and the Whitening of the Brazilian Population.” Journal of Transatlantic Studies . Issue 3, Spring 2004, pp. 59-74.

“Imigração Portuguesa para o Rio de Janeiro na Primeira Metade do Século XIX.”  Revista História & Ensino , (Número 6 - 2001), pp. 163-177.

“Portuguese Immigrants in Brazil: An Overview.” Portuguese Studies Review . Volume 8: 2 (Spring/Summer 2000), pp. 27-44.

“Immigration to Rio de Janeiro, 1822/1850,” The Americas . (July 2000), pp. 37-61.


Research Note

“Brazilian Immigration to Canada.” Canadian Ethnic Studies Journal. Vol. 41.1-2, 2009, 215-225.


Popular History

“Café com Bacalhau”. Revista de História da Biblioteca Nacional, no. 55, Abril 2010, pp. 42-44.

“A Presença Francesa no Brasil da Primeira Metade do Século XIX.” Revista Nossa História. Ano 4, n. 38, November 2006, pp. 60-63.


Lectures and Papers Presented

“Soccer: A History of Brazil.” A Series of public lectures: Introduction to the History of Brazil; The Peoples of Brazil; The Birth of Soccer; The Racial Struggle; Factory Football and the expansion of soccer clubs; The Professionalization of Soccer; Urbanization and the Construction of the Maracaña Stadium; Soccer, Samba, Capoeira and National Identity; The Military Dictatorship and the World Cup of 1970; Re-democratization and Soccer; Soccer and Gender; and Soccer in the late 20th and early 21st Centuries. The Impact of Mega Events. Halifax Central Library, from September 7 to November 30, 2016. 

“Soccer: A History of Brazil.” Presented at the Social Studies Teachers Association Conference. Saint Mary’s University, October 28, 2016.

 “Um Perfil Histórico das Relações Brasil-Canadá.” Paper presented at the CALACS Congress – Universidad de Costa Rica, San José, Costa Rica, July 8-10, 2015.

“A Profile of the Relations Between Brazil and Canada/Um Perfil das Relações entre o Brasil e o Canadá.” Keynote Speaker at the Lusophone Studies Association Conference – Mount Saint Vincent and Saint Mary’s University, Halifax, June 28-July 1, 2015.

“From Quebec to the Amazon Region - immigration in the 1870s.” Paper Presented at the CALACS Congress – Université Laval, Quebec City, May 16-18, 2014.

“Case Study: Brazil”. Lecture presented at Dalhousie University(INTD3401-01, Seminar Latin America Contemporary Development Issues). March 27, 2014.

“Les liens migratoires entre le Brésil et le Canada aux XIXe et XXe siècles. (Brazil-Canada: migratory Links in the 19th and 20th Centuries)”. Lecture presented at FLASH – Université de La Rochelle, France November 15, 2013.

“Brazil-Canada and the Canadian Ambivalence Towards Latin Americ in mid-20th Century.” Paper Presented at the CALACS Congress - Carleton University, Ottawa, May 03-05, 2013.

“Brazil and Canada: Atlantic Connections in the 19th Century.” Paper Presented at the 19th Atlantic Canada Studies Conference. University of New Brunswick, Saint John, N.B., May 4-6, 2012.

“Brazil-Canada: Migratory Links Throughout History.”  Lawrence D. Stokes Seminar, History Department, Dalhousie University, February 2012.

“Brasil-Canada: Ligações Migratórias nos Séculos XIX e XX.” Closing paper presented at the XI Congresso Internacional da ABECAN. Universidade Federal da Bahia, Salvador, Outubro 24-26, 2011.

“Do Bacalhau a Vaca Louca: História das Relações Brasil-Canadá.” Paper presented at the Canada Day Colloquium, Universidade Federal de Uberlândia, Minas Gerais, Brazil, August 18, 2011.

With Yves Frenette. “France-Canada-États-Unis-Brésil: Autour d'un groupe de migrants français dans les années 1870”. Paper presented at the Colloquium : Les immigrants français au Canada à l’époque de la Grande Migration transatlantique (1870-1914), Université de Nantes, March 3-5, 2011.

“Brasil e Canadá no Século XIX: uma história de encontros e desencontros.” Paper presented at the X Congresso Internacional da ABECAN. Universidade   Federal de Goiás, Goiânia, Brasil, November 17-20, 2009.

With Yves Frenette.Dois Episódios da Emigração Francesa da América do Norte para o Brasil: Pará 1876 e São Paulo 1896.” Paper presented at the Simpósio franco-brasileiro. A imigração francesa no Brasil (Séc. XIX – XX). Rio de Janeiro (UERJ) – São Paulo (UNESP), June 1-4, 2009.

“The Japanese within the Context of Immigration to Latin America.” Paper to be presented at the Colloquium: Nikkei in the Americas: Their Past and Present in Brazil, Canada, and the United States. University of Ottawa, October 17, 2008.

“Brazilian and Canadian Relations: A Historical Survey.” Paper presented at the Colloquium: Brazil and Canada in the Americas. Saint Mary's University May 1, 2007.

“French and Portuguese Immigration to Rio de Janeiro in the 1830s and 1840s.” Paper presented at the Canadian Association of Latin American and Caribbean Studies ( CALACS) Conference. University of Calgary, September 28-30, 2006.

“The Other North American Destination: Brazilian Immigration to Canada.” Paper presented at the National Conference on Brazilian Immigration to the USA. Harvard University, March 18-19, 2005.