Ph.D., Literature, Duke University, 2005
Graduate Certificate in Latin American Cultural Studies, Duke University, 2005
Graduate Certificate in Latin American and Caribbean Studies, Duke University, 2003
B.A. with High Honors, Comparative Literature, University of California at Berkeley, 1999
Dr. Draper's general field of research is Latin American Cultural Studies and he specializes in Brazilian literature, music, cinema and popular culture. Some of his recent published works and presentations are highlighted below.
Professor Draper is the Portuguese Language Coordinator of the Romance Languages and Literatures Department and developed the Minor in Luso-Brazilian Area Studies for undergraduates desiring a focus on Luso-Brazilian cultures and/or peoples in their coursework. Potential minors should feel free to contact him for further information.
Dr. Draper also co-chairs the department's Faculty and Graduate Student Seminar Series.
Current & future research:
Dr. Draper recently completed his book project on nostalgia in Brazilian cinema, which will be published as Saudade in Brazilian Cinema: The History of an Emotion on Film (Intellect Books) in December 2017. Currently he is working on a translation and critical edition of Mário Filho’s classic work of soccer literature and history, O negro no futebol brasileiro.