Cody Alexander Williams completed a degree in Latin American studies with focusing on 20th century Brazil and Mexico within the Edmund A. Walsh School of Foreign Service in 2015. Studying Latin American history with Dr. John Tutino, Cody honor’s thesis, Popular Rhymes of Resistance & The Rhythm of Agrarian Reform: Brazil, Cordels, and the National Plan for Agrarian Reform, 1986-1988, won the Jules Davids medal for best history thesis in his SFS class. Following graduation, Cody attended the Middlebury Summer Portuguese School as a Leibowitz fellow and attained certification as a Superior level (ACTFL) Portuguese-speaker.
Within his MA, Cody studies 20th century Latin America concentrating on 20th century labor, environmental, and public health in Brazil. Cody hopes to return to Brazil once again this summer, this time for thesis research.
In addition to his Graduate Assistant duties with the History department, Cody serves as an instructor for both the beginner and intermediate level Portuguese classes within the Modern Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics department.