Itamar Vieira

Itamar Vieira is a writer and a geographer with a PhD in ethnic and African studies from the Federal University of Bahia (UFBA). In 2019, Vieira’s first published novel, Torto Arado (Crooked Plough), won the LeYa prize in Portugal and the Jabuti and Oceanos awards in Brazil.

Jamie Lee Andreson holds a PhD in anthropology and history and is currently a postdoctoral scholar with the Africana Research Center at Penn State University. She is the author of Ruth Landes e a Cidade das Mulheres: uma releitura da antropologia do candomblé (Editora UFBA, 2019). Her research focuses on the legacy of matriarchy and African heritage with a focus on the Afro-Brazilian religion Candomblé and has received support from the Fulbright-Hays program and the Ruth Landes Memorial Fund. She is the creator of the bilingual podcast Brazil Culture Connections, which features interviews with Brazilian artists and cultural leaders.