DENISE FONSECA
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BIOGRAPHY
 
BIOGRAPHY

Denise Fonseca was born in Rio Claro, SP in 1955. Graduated in Architecture by the Universidade Federal do Rio de Janeiro, she received her Masters degree in Latin American Studies by the University of Houston and her Ph.D. in History by the Universidade de São Paulo. Her research emphasizes social resistance and cultural identities involving Bahia, Cuba, Ecuador, Jamaica and Louisiana. As a writer, she works in meta-fictional historiography, a post-modern gender that seeks to fill in the gaps left by History through Art. She published Secretos de Alacena, in December 1998, De la Cocina de... Manabí, in May 1999 and Esencia Cuencana, in December 1999, all of them to recover and save documents from Cultural Anthropology. Within the History field, her book Cooperação e confronto is ready to be published in 2001. Her epistolary novel Zoila & Josephina: um correspondência histórica, finished in 2000, will be published soon. Presently she is writing the short stories book Notícias de outros mundos. Lendas, imagens e outros segredos das deusas nagô. She is web Director of the association of Latin American artists and crafters Anonims Latins and general Editor of the magazine LActitud.