David Haberly

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David T. Haberly is Professor of Portuguese at the University of Virginia. He holds an AB, MA, and PhD from Harvard University. He is a specialist on Brazilian literature and culture, but also has wide-ranging comparative interests in the nineteenth-century literatures of Latin America, the United States, and Spain.


Haberly's father, Loyd Haberly, was a noted poet, printer, and educator.

Published works[edit]

Haberly's publications on Brazilian literature include Three Sad Races: Racial Identity and National Consciousness in Brazilian Literature[1] (Cambridge University Press, 1983); editorial work, introduction, and two chapters for the third volume of the Cambridge History of Latin American Literature (Cambridge University Press, 1997); and editing Quincas Borba, a novel by Machado de Assis (Oxford University Press, 1999).

He has also written articles on a number of North American writers, including Washington Irving, James Fenimore Cooper, Nathaniel Hawthorne, and Caroline Howard Gilman.


  1. ^ Isfahani-Hammond, Alexandra (2008). White Negritude: Race, Writing, and Brazilian Cultural Identity. Macmillan. p. 159. ISBN 978-1-4039-7595-9. Retrieved 27 February 2011.