Pedro Freitas Rocha
Born in Aracajú, Brazil, in 1985, Pedro lives in Juiz de Fora since his childhood. He is a last year PhD candidate on Literary and Cultural Studies at Federal University of Juiz de Fora (UFJF). Working in the field of comparative literature his studies involve Brazilian, Portuguese and Iraqi authors, focused on understanding through literary texts how the characters and subjects interact with their environment, and how the literary works develop the ideals of belonging of these subjects to their social context. Most of his works are deeply rooted in history intertwined with fictional plots, and consider the expression through artistic means a valuable asset for individuals to position themselves in society.