Fabrício Prado received his M.A. from the Federal University of Rio Grande do Sul (Brazil) in 2002. During his Masters studies Professor Prado was a research fellow at the Emilio Ravignani Institute for Historical Research at the Universidad de Buenos Aires, Argentina. His M.A. thesis was published in 2002 under the title Colônia do Sacramento – the Southernmost Portuguese America (1716-1753). Professor Prado received his Ph.D. from Emory University (2009) where he worked under Professor Susan Socolow. His dissertation analyzes trans-imperial networks of interaction among Spanish, Portuguese, and British subjects in Rio de la Plata. Currently, Professor Prado is working on turning his dissertation into a monograph and researching the social and commercial networks linking New England to Rio de la Plata in the last decades of colonial rule in Latin America. Professor Prado teaches courses on Latin American History, Atlantic World, and World History. His research interests include Latin America, the Atlantic World, cross-border dynamics, social networks, commerce, contraband trade, and borderlands.