Meg  Weeks
Brazil, Fiction, Non-fiction

Meg Weeks

Meg Weeks is a translator, writer, and assistant professor at the Center for Latin American Studies at the University of Florida. She holds an MA and a PhD in history and a secondary field in the studies of women, gender, and sexuality from Harvard University. Her scholarly research focuses on social movements led by prostitutes and domestic workers during Brazil's democratic transition, drawing on feminist theories of affective labor, social reproduction, and care work. Her translations of contemporary Brazilian fiction by Veronica Stigger, Natalia Timerman, and Conceição Evaristo have appeared in Two Lines Press, Asymptote, and Adi, and she has translated essays and journalism by Ailton Krenak, Ana Clara Costa, and others that have been published in piauí and Revista Rosa. Her essays on topics ranging from contemporary art to labor to reproductive rights and feminism have been published in piauí, Artforum, the Baffler, New York Review of Books, Frieze, and n+1. In September 2024, Duke University Press will publish Daughter, Mother, Grandmother, and Whore, Weeks's annotated translation of the memoir of Gabriela Leite, the founder of Brazil's sex-worker movement.

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