Mila Burns, Ph.D. is Assistant Professor at the Department of Latin American & Latino Studies at Lehman College, CUNY. She is the author of Dona Ivone Lara’s Sorriso Negro (Bloomsbury Academic, 2019) and Nasci para Sonhar e Cantar: Dona Ivone Lara, a Mulher no Samba (Editora Record, 2009). Her current book manuscript investigates the Brazilian influence on the military coup d’état in Chile, in 1973.

Mila Burns is also a journalist based in New York, where she is the anchor and editor-in-chief of América News, broadcast at TV Globo International.

Education: Ph.D., History (The Graduate Center/CUNY); M.A., Latin American Studies (Columbia University); M.A., Social Anthropology (Universidade Federal do Rio de Janeiro); B.A. Journalism and Media Studies (Universidade Federal do Rio de Janeiro).

Languages: English, Portuguese, Spanish, and French.