Research interests: Brazilian history; military and politics; modern slavery; German migration.
Miqueias H. Mugge received his Ph.D. in Social History from the Federal University of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil (2016). Before joining PIIRS and the Brazil LAB, he was a postdoctoral fellow in the Woodrow Wilson School (2016-2018), and a lecturer in the Spanish and Portuguese department (2017-2018). A former Fulbright fellow, Mugge has authored and co-authored five books, exploring subjects as the Brazilian militia, slavery and German immigration in nineteenth century southern Brazil. He is currently finalizing two books manuscripts: Lords of War: The Politics of Military Elites in Southern Brazil (1845-1873) and Memento Vivere: Community and War in the South American Borderlands (1864-1874) (co-authored with João Biehl).