Research Interests: Brazilian studies, modernism, mental health, theater, queer studies, translation.
Originally from New York City, Dylan Blau Edelstein is a PhD student in the Spanish and Portuguese Department, with a broad interest in 20th-century Brazil and Latin America. He holds a B.A. from Princeton ('17), also in Spanish and Portuguese. He spent 2018 in Brazil as a Fulbright Scholar, conducting research on the early life and career of psychiatrist and art-therapy pioneer Nise da Silveira. He has published a number of translations, as well as a peer-reviewed article in the Journal of Lusophone Studies on the influence of Sigmund Freud on the Brazilian author Mário de Andrade.