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).

Publications

Books, peer-reviewed journals,
translations and others.

    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

    Press

    Interviews and articles about Mila.
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    Contact

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