University of Calgary

Hendrik Kraay

  • Professor

Research Interests

Hendrik Kraay studies the social, political, and cultural history of Brazil. His major publications include Bahia's Independence: Popular Politics and Patriotic Festival in Salvador, Brazil, 1824-1900 (McGill-Queen's University Press, 2019), Days of National Festivity in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, 1823-1889 (Stanford University Press, 2013), and Race, State, and Armed Forces in Independence-Era Brazil, 1790s-1840s (Stanford University Press, 2001). He has also written about Brazilian independence, slavery, Afro-Brazilian culture and politics, identity, military institutions, and the Paraguayan War. His current research focuses on entrudo celebrations in nineteenth-century Brazil.His research is currently funded by a Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council Insight Grant and, in 2018-19, he held a Calgary Institute for the Humanities annual research fellowship. 


Edited Book

Curriculum Vitae


  • PhD - History
    University of Texas at Austin, 1995
  • MA - History
    University of Toronto, 1989
  • BA - International Relations and History
    Trinity College, University of Toronto, 1988
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