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Hebe Mattos is Professor of History at Universidade Federal Fluminense, in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, and Ruth Cardoso Visiting Professor at the Institute of Latin American Studies, Columbia University for 2013-2014. Her research focuses on the construction of slavery and race in Brazil through the analysis of selected personal narratives, which range from the seventeenth—century letters of Henrique Dias, a black soldier in the war against the Dutch, to contemporary oral—history life narratives of the political leadership of the Brazilian new quilombos. She is also an accomplished filmmaker, who, in collaboration with Martha Abreu, has resulted in the production of four documentary films,Present Pasts, now compiled in a four DVD collection. The audiovisual interviews are open to public consultation at the Acervo UFF Petrobras Cultural Memória e Música Negra at LABHOI/UFF. Along with Martha Abreu and the Scientific Committee of UNESCO, she also organized Slave Route Project, an inventory of one hundred places of memory of slave trade and enslaved African experience in Brazil.