Miqueias Mugge

Associate Research Scholar
Princeton Institute for International and Regional Studies
Lecturer in the Princeton Institute for International and Regional Studies and Freshman Seminars
325 Aaron Burr Hall

Miqueias H. Mugge is a social and political historian and received his Ph.D. from the Federal University of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil (2016). Before joining PIIRS and the Brazil LAB, he was a Postdoctoral Fellow at the Princeton School of Public and International Affairs and a Lecturer in the Department of Spanish and Portuguese (2017-2018). A former Fulbright Fellow at Princeton’s History Department, Mugge studies the political economy of war, slavery, and empire-building in Latin America, with a focus on Brazil's frontiers. At the Brazil LAB, Mugge helps to coordinate the research hubs Safeguarding Amazonia, Indigenous Ecologies of Knowledges, and Racialized Frontiers, while leading the LAB’s scientific communication and public outreach initiatives. At Princeton, Mugge teaches courses on Amazonia and Brazil-Africa. He has authored and co-authored eight books, exploring subjects as the Brazilian armed forces, slavery, and German immigration in nineteenth century southern Brazil, and European diasporas in the Americas. He has recently published with João Biehl the book Lost Writings: The Life and Work of a Seditious Immigrant (in German and Portuguese) and is finalizing the manuscript The Fulcrum of the Empire: Military Elites, Slavery, and the Politics of War in Nineteenth Century Brazil.