Michael Rom

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Primary field of interest: 

Latin America

Secondary field of interest: 


I am a PhD candidate in Latin American and Jewish History. My dissertation, entitled “Between Democracy and Dictatorship: Jewish Politics and National Identity in Brazil, 1945-1995”, explores the impact of different political regimes and transnational events upon Brazilian Jews’ political activism and national identities during the half-century following World War II. My dissertation committee includes Gilbert Joseph, Stuart Schwartz, David Sorkin and James Green (Brown University). In 2014-2015 I was a Fox International Fellow at the University of São Paulo. I have conducted dissertation research in archives and libraries in São Paulo, Rio de Janeiro, New York City, Cincinnati and Boston.
Before coming to Yale, I completed an Honours B.A. in History and Jewish Studies and a Bachelor of Education, both at the University of Toronto, and taught high school Social Studies and English in Vancouver, Canada. In my free time I enjoy biking, swimming, and practicing capoeira.
Feel free to contact me with any questions about studying Latin American or Jewish History at Yale.