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Leonardo Velloso-LyonsAssistant Professor of Spanish and Portuguese


Leonardo Velloso-Lyons is a scholar of early modern literatures, working comparatively between sources in Spanish, Portuguese, Latin, Quechua, and Italian. He received his Ph.D. in Comparative Literature from Stanford University with a focus on literatures and cultures from the early modern Ibero-Atlantic world. He is particularly interested in the relation between literary, historical, and geographic discourses, the writing of global and local histories, the interaction between cartographic objects and literature, and comparative approaches to early modernity from the fields of Transatlantic, Postcolonial, and Decolonial studies. Leonardo’s research has been supported by the Stanford Humanities Center (2020-21), by the Mabelle McLeod Lewis Fund (2021-22), and by the John Carter Brown Library. A proud interdisciplinary scholar from Brazil, Leonardo holds a B.A. and an M.A. in History from the Federal University of Espirito Santo, Vitoria, Brazil, his alma mater, where he studied from 2007 to 2013.