Welcome to my site! It serves as a central place for links to my writing.

Online articles:


Bither-Terry, Russell. 2013. Zero Hunger: The Politics of anti-Hunger Policy in Brazil. Ph.D. dissertation, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. ProQuest/UMI 3622304.

Individual chapters:

Peer Reviewed Publications

Bither-Terry, Russell. 2014. Assessing the Impact of Brazil’s Bolsa Família on Poverty Using Alternative Poverty MeasuresLatin American Politics and Society. Vol. 56, No. 4: 143-158. (Gated link, copy available upon request). Accepted version (not gated).

Bither-Terry, Russell. 2011. Remember The Maine! Free Cuba!: An Analysis of Sheet Music from 1898 and its Contemporary EchoesCanadian Journal of Latin American and Caribbean Studies, Vol. 36, No. 72: 91-110.

Under Review

Terry, Russell Bither. “The program with many components rarely succeeds” : lessons from the first year of Brazil’s Zero Hunger Program.

Other writing:

  • Acknowledgements section of my dissertation. While related to my research, this is a reflection all the people who helped me get where I am today.
  • A poem I wrote in 2008 about being robbed at gunpoint after a soccer game while studying Portuguese in a summer program in Salvador, Brazil.