Victoria Broadus

Victoria (Tory) Broadus has taught survey courses in Latin American history and Brazilian history.

Victoria Broadus

Her dissertation research is focused on Afro-descended work and ritual songs known as vissungos; the social and cultural formation of the Diamantina region in Minas Gerais, Brazil, where vissungos were (and are) practiced; and how those regional cultural forms relate to other Black Atlantic cultural practices. She has taught the Latin American History and History of Rio survey courses, and TAed for Latin American and U.S. history courses. She received the Graduate Student Teaching Assistant Award for the Humanities for 2018-2019. Before beginning the PhD program, she lived in Brazil for six years, where she became increasingly interested in studying Brazilian music, society and culture, and began playing choro music on trombone. She also worked for two years in Costa Rica.