Fabrício Prado

Assistant Professor, History

Office : Blair 311
Email : fpprado@wm.edu
Areas of Research : Atlantic World, Latin America and the Caribbean, Imperialism/Colonialism


Fabrício received his MA from the Federal University of Rio Grande do Sul (Brazil), in 2002. During his Masters, Fabrício was a research fellow at the Emilio Ravignani Institute for Historical Research at Universidad de Buenos Aires, Argentina. His MA thesis was published in 2002 under the title Colônia do Sacramento – the Southernmost Portuguese America (1716-1753). Fabrício received his Ph.D. from Emory University (2009) where he worked under Prof. Susan Socolow. His book manuscript analyzes trans-imperial networks of interaction among Spanish, Portuguese and British subjects in Rio de la Plata. Currently, Fabrício is researching the social and commercial networks linking New England to Rio de la Plata in the last decades of colonial rule in Latin America.

Professor Prado teaches courses on Colonial Latin American History and the Atlantic World.

Research interests:  cross-border dynamics, social networks, commerce, contraband trade, corruption, social and economic history of the Southern Cone of Latin America.