Mila Burns

Professor of Latin American
Studies and Journalist

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Teaching

Mila Burns is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Latin American, Latino, and Puerto Rican Studies at Lehman College (CUNY). She earned her Ph.D. in History in 2017 from The Graduate Center (CUNY). She also has an M.A. in Latin American Studies (Columbia University, 2012), and an M.A. in Social Anthropology (Universidade Federal do Rio de Janeiro, 2008).

Spring 2018
Women in Latin America
Lehman College, CUNY

Departments of Anthropology and Latin American, Latino and Puerto Rican Studies. Two sections: 300 level (enrollment 25); 200 level (online, enrollment 25).

Spring 2018
Latino Media in the Trump Era
Lehman College, CUNY

Departments of Journalism and Latin American, Latino and Puerto Rican Studies. Two sections: 300 level (enrollment 25); 200 level (online, enrollment 25).

Fall 2017
Modern History of Latin America
Lehman College, CUNY

Departments of History and Latin American, Latino and Puerto Rican Studies. 300 level (enrollment 20).

Fall 2017
History of Latin American and the Caribbean II
Lehman College, CUNY

Department of Latin American, Latino and Puerto Rican Studies. 200 level (online, enrollment: 25).

Journalism

For more than a decade, Mila has been a prominent journalist in Brazil and New York. She has a B.A. from Universidade Federal do Rio de Janeiro and is currently the anchor of Globo Notícia Américas. The newscast is dedicated to the Latino community and is broadcast on Sundays at TV Globo Internacional. Mila Burns has also worked at TV Globo Brasil, Globo.com, and The Economist. From New York, she contributes to several Brazilian publications, such as O Globo, Bravo, Marie Claire, SuperInteressante, and Mundo Estranho.

Mila Burns lives in New York since January 2009, with a one year gap, when she left the city to travel around the United States driving an RV. She is the owner and founder of the media producer company Gumbo Media.

Talks & Events

  • Latin American Historians Workshop

    New York City Latin American Historians Workshop

    April 13, 2018
    11am – 12:30pm
    NYU King Juan Carlos of Spain Center
    53 Washington Square South
    New York, NY

  • Focus Brasil 2018

    Focus Brasil 2018

    May 8 – 12, 2018
    Broward Center, Fort Lauderdale FL
    More Info

  • LASA 2018

    LASA 2018

    XXXVI International Congress of
    the Latin American Studies Association
    May 23 – 26, 2018
    Centre Convencions International Barcelona
    Barcelona, Spain
    More Info

  • ICA 2018

    ICA 2018

    56th International Congress of Americanists
    July 15-20, 2018
    (presenter and panel coordinator)
    University of Salamanca
    Salamanca, Spain
    More Info

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