Patrick Luiz Sullivan De Oliveira
I was trained as a historian at Princeton University's Department of History, and successfully defended my dissertation, "The Ascending Republic: Aeronautical Culture in France, 1860-1908," on December 6th, 2017. My main area of research is nineteenth- and twentieth-century France and Western Europe, although I also work with comparative/connective approaches that take Brazil into consideration.
This past summer, I was a Residential Fellow at the Linda Hall Library, in Kansas City. In 2015-2016 I was a Daniel and Florence Guggenheim Fellow at the Smithsonian National Air and Space Museum. I spent the 2014-2015 academic year as a Doctoral Exchange Fellow at the Institut d'Études Politiques de Paris (Sciences Po), conducting extensive archival research in Parisian archives (like the Archives Nationales, the Musée de l'Air et de l'Espace and the Bibliothèque Historique de la Ville de Paris) and in the nearby cities of Le Mans, Reims, and Châlons-en-Champagne.
I was born and raised in Belo Horizonte, Brazil. I graduated with distinction from the University of Kansas with a B.A. in History and a B.S.J. in Journalism. At KU I also wrote regularly for The University Daily Kansan, working as an associate opinion editor, copy editor, reporter, and columnist. In the summer of 2009, I was an editorial intern for NPR's Weekend Edition, and in the fall of 2010 worked for Verso Books. I have also published in Slate, Jacobin, CartaCapital, and Observatório da Imprensa.