Samuel J. Primis
Class of 2024
Hometown: Chevy Chase, Maryland
Bio: Samuel (Sam) graduated Northwestern University in 2022 where he majored in International Studies and Spanish, and minored in Portuguese. There he did research on Azorean diasporic relations between immigrant communities in the United States and Brazil, as well as on internal migration and race in Brazil. He completed an honors thesis on visual testimonio in the context of Colombia after the signing of the 2016 Peace Deal, focusing on the work of photojournalist of Jesus Abad Colorado. He also studied abroad at the Faculdade de Ciências Sociais e Humanas da Universidade NOVA de Lisboa, taking courses on Contemporary Portuguese history. Sam is fluent in Portuguese and Spanish.
Sam’s professional experience includes work at Latino-focused non-profits such as CentroNía and UnidosUS here in Washington D.C, as well as an internship at the Miami office of the Council of the Americas.
Concentration: Governance and Leadership
Research Area - Substantive: Internal migration and displacement, testimonial narrative, diaspora culture of immigrant communities
Research Area - Geographic: Colombia, Brazil, Portugal (Azores)