Laís Lara was born in Franca, a small city in São Paulo, Brazil. She studied Portuguese Linguistics and Literature in University of Brasilia (UnB). She is now working on her master thesis about the representation of women and black people in novels and short stories of Emi Bulhões, a Brazilian writer that received several awards in the 1940s, but has been almost forgotten in our time. Lara has been teaching Spanish and Portuguese for 8 years and is enjoying her time at Indiana University, especially her activities related to Teatro Vida. In her free time, she loves baking cakes and dancing.
Laís Lara Vanin
Doctoral Student, Portuguese