Iberia, Latin America, Portuguese Overseas Empire
Ph.D., New York University, 1968
Office: HSSB 3252
Phone: (805) 893-4505 Fax: (805) 893-7671
Professor Dutra is a specialist in the histories of medieval and early modern Portugal, colonial Brazil and the rest of the Portuguese overseas empire to 1825. He also teaches and writes on the history of colonial Latin America and comparative seaborne empires (Portuguese, Spanish, English, French and Dutch) to 1825. His chief research interests include membership in the Portuguese military orders of Christ, Santiago and Avis, 1450-1777, social mobility in the Portuguese world, and gender-related issues.