Brandon Flora Dunlevy

Office Location: 
Williams Hall 536
Office Hours: 
Fall 2023: Monday 12-1pm and Tuesday 3-4pm
Ph.D. Student, Spanish and Portuguese

Brandon Flora Dunlevy is a native of rural Brownsville, Pennsylvania and a Ph.D. Candidate in Hispanic Studies at the University of Pennsylvania.  His historical research amplifies the voices of enslaved Indigenous, Black, and Asian peoples of the 15th-16th centuries by extracting legal histories of resistance, both clandestine and overt, from their freedom trials within Iberian Peninsula. His interests also include translation and paleography, contemporary Indigenous movements, and collective memory studies. Brandon is also an avid speaker of Italian and Portuguese, completing a certificate from the Italian Institute at Middlebury Language School (2020). Brandon holds a B.A. (magna cum laude) from Princeton University (2021) in Spanish & Portuguese with minors in Latin American Studies and African American Studies. During his time in undergrad with Dr. Christina Lee, he produced a senior thesis titled "Out of Sight, Out of Mind: Clandestinity, Resistance, and Perceptions of Indigenous People in Castile," for which he was awarded the Ricardo Piglia Prize for Best Senior Thesis and the Stanley Stein Prize for Best Latin American Senior Thesis. Brandon most recently served as a Court Representative in New York's Manhattan Criminal Court, where he advocated on behalf of Spanish-speaking clients behind bars for them to earn alternatives to cash bail, restorative justice sentences, and second chances to create a new life in the United States. On campus, Brandon serves as the SASGov representative for the Spanish & Portuguese Graduate Group and enjoys planning sociocultural events