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Lígia Bezerra is an assistant professor of Brazilian studies at Arizona State University, where she directs the Portuguese program. Born in Várzea Alegre, Brazil, she moved to the United States in 2006, where she completed a master’s degree in Portuguese at the University of New Mexico and a doctorate in Portuguese with a minor in cultural studies at Indiana University. She also holds a master’s degree in linguistics from the Universidade Federal do Ceará. Bezerra’s research interests include Lusophone and Latin American literature and culture, consumption, and everyday life. She has published articles in journals such as Cultural Studies, Chasqui, Romance Quarterly, and the Luso-Brazilian Review.