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Oliver Marshall is a historian with particular interests in international migration and British–Brazilian relations. He is also an editor and travel writer.

Oliver is currently editing an anthology (due for publication in 2014) of writing by British, Irish and North American travellers in Brazil. He is also completing a revised and expanded German-language edition of the book Stefan and Lotte Zweig’s South American Letters.

Oliver joined the Brazil Institute as a Visiting Research Fellow in August 2013.


His on-going research activities include Confederate immigrants/refugees in Brazil and a history of the international trade in turtles.


Oliver’s publications include: The English Language Press in Latin America (London, 1999); English-Speaking Communities in Latin America (as editor; London, 2000); English, Irish and Irish-American Pioneer Settlers in Nineteenth-Century Brazil (Oxford, 2005); Brazil in British and Irish Archives (Oxford, 2002 and 2007; also in Portuguese); Stefan and Lotte Zweig’s South American Letters: New York, Argentina and Brazil, 1940–42 (with Darién J. Davis; London and New York, 2010; also in Portuguese and French).