Associate Professional Specialist, Portuguese and Brazilian Studies
B.A., UFMG - Universidade Federal de Minas Gerais; M.A., Ph.D., University of Ottawa.
Born in Belém, Pará, right in the Brazilian Amazon Region, Professor Bahia specializes in Brazilian Literary and Cultural Studies. More particularly, his current research focuses on the tecnobrega music scene.
Tecnobrega, a musical genre that splices largely original work with popular music, is primarily created by poor populations in the Amazon regions of Brazil. Bahia studies how technology is adopted in the tecnobrega scene and how it is used in the ongoing process of cultural legitimization of the rhythm. On the topic, Professor Bahia has published “The Periphery Rises: Technology and Cultural Legitimization in Belém’s Tecnobrega.” in Ellipsis 13 (2015):33-54, the Journal of the APSA (American Portuguese Studies Association). He is also currently working on a book-length manuscript tentatively entitled “Tecnobrega and other revolutions: technology and cultural legimitization in the Brazilian peripheral music scene.”
Professor Bahia teaches courses in Portuguese Language and Brazilian Literature and Culture, such as Portuguese Language and Culture I (ROPO 10103), Brazilian Pop Culture (ROPO 30650) and Brazil Beyond Soccer and Samba (ROPO 40950).
Bahia, Marcio, Maria Pereira and Walter Moser, eds. Filmes de (An)amnésia: memória e esquecimento no cinema comercial contemporâneo. Belo Horizonte: Editora Lutador, 2009. Print.
Articles in peer-reviewed journals
Bahia, Marcio. “The Periphery Rises: Technology and Cultural Legitimization in Belém’s Tecnobrega.” Ellipsis 13 (2015):33-54, Journal of the APSA (American Portuguese Studies Association). Available at http://apsa.us/ellipsis/13/.
Bahia, Marcio. “A legitimação cultural dos quadrinhos e o Programa Nacional Biblioteca da Escola: uma história inacabada.” Educação 35.3 (2012): 340-351. Print.
Bahia, Marcio. “Estratégias identitárias no continente americano: americanidad, américanité, americanidade e a ausência de americanity” SCRIPTA 11.20 (2007): 43-55. Print.
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