Luana de Souza Sutter, M.A.

Doctoral Student and Lecturer



  • New Publication: "Serendipitous Encounters with Texts: Errantry and Decentralization in Ana Maria Goncalves's Um Defeito de Cor (2006)" in Brasiliana: Journal for Brazilian Studies. Full Text
  • Conference Paper: "'We are Travelling Peoples': Finding Home in Lawrence Hill's Someone Knows My Name (2007) and Ana Maria Gonçalves’ Um Defeito de Cor (2006)" at "'With Harp and Sword': Navigating and Resisting the Second Nadir," 13th biennial conference of the Collegium for African American Research (Jan. 30th - Feb. 2nd, 2019), University of Central Florida, Orlando, FL.

Research Interests

  • Memory and Trauma Studies
  • Postcolonial Studies
  • African American Literature
  • Literature of Slavery
  • Cultural and Media Studies



  • „Rememory(ing) the Past – Memory and Trauma in Toni Morrison’s Beloved and Conceição Evaristo’s Ponciá Vicencio”, “Global Morrison” Special Edition of the Journal Contemporary Women’s Writing, Oxford University Press.  (peer-reviewed and accepted for publication)
  • „Serendipitous Encounters with Texts: Errantry and Decentralization in Ana Maria Gonçalves’s Um Defeito de Cor (2006)”. Brasiliana – Journal for Brazilian Studies, Vol. 8 No. 1-2 (2019): Afro-Brazilian Studies, King’s College London.






  • Post-Soul Literature
  • Ghosts and Memory in Contemporary Narratives of Trauma
  • The Aesthetics of Toni Morrison


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