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Sergio E. Pinto-Handler
Visiting Assistant Professor of International Studies
Phone: (860) 297-2518 Office Location: McCook 320
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Trinity College faculty member since 2018
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Degrees:
Ph.D., SUNY Stony Brook (2018)
M.A., SUNY Stony Brook (2015)
M.I.D., Univ. of Pittsburgh (2011)
B.A., Univ. of Pittsburgh (2008)

Sergio Pinto-Handler is a historian of slavery and emancipation in Latin America whose research focuses on the politics of abolition in late nineteenth century Rio de Janeiro. Sergio’s dissertation, “The Last Emancipation: Rio de Janeiro and the Atlantic History of Slavery & Abolition, 1880-1900,” examined how the leading intellectuals of Rio’s popular abolitionist movement tried to learn from an Atlantic-wide past, both to mobilize their supporters and to articulate a vision for Brazil after slavery. His research and teaching interests are broad, interdisciplinary and transnational. His work draws on a variety of techniques, using methods from economics, literary studies, communications, the social sciences, and psychology to explore and explain the past. In teaching a variety of courses in History and International Studies, Sergio uses this diverse skill-set to connect course material to the wide-ranging interests of students at Trinity.