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Graduate Student (3rd Year)Eduardo Tatafumi Sato

Eduardo Sato is a third-year graduate student from São Paulo, Brazil. His current research focuses on the musical transnational networks between the United States and Brazil during the 1930s and 1940s.

He completed his M.A. in Brazilian Studies at the University of São Paulo, after receiving his B.A. in Social Sciences from the same institution. Eduardo has presented his research at conferences in Brazil, Mexico, Japan, the United States, and the United Kingdom.

This past summer he was awarded the 2019 Pre-dissertation Field Research Grant from UNC Institute for the Study of the Americas to conduct field research in archives in Brazil. He also conducted research in the Library of Congress in Washington DC with the support of the Kenan Graduate Activities Fund.

He is interested in music and mediation, historical ethnomusicology, postcolonial and social theory, and enjoys spending days in archives. In his free time, he loves to get visit craft breweries and coffee shops.

In the 2019-2020 academic year, Eduardo is serving in two student lead committees: the Carolina Symposia in Music and Culture, and in the UNC-King’s College London Joint Conference.

Office: 217 Hill Hall

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