Dr. Nelson Cerqueira is a distinguished literary theorist and Professor of Literature, Hermeneutics, and Law at the Federal University of Bahia. Professor Cerqueira received his doctorate degree in Comparative Literature from Indiana University. As a Professor, Cerqueira has pioneered the application of comparative methodologies to the study of Luso-Brazilian and Latin American literature from a global perspective. Professor Cerqueira’s research and teaching interests focus on constructions of Jewishness, aesthetic representations of injustice and revolution, the relationship between law, politics, and aesthetics (particularly in the context of Latin American literary and cultural studies), and the intersection of philosophy and critical theory more broadly. The author of numerous scholarly monographs, Professor Cerqueira’s second novel, O Quinto Segredo de Jane, was recently published in 2020 by Instituto Memoria. Moreover, he has written a scholarly book on Jorge Amado, entitled, Uma Visita a Jorge Amado (Imago, 2013).