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V.M. Braganza

V.M. Braganza

V.M. Braganza is a Ph.D. candidate in Renaissance literature at Harvard and a law student at Columbia Law School. She has written for Smithsonian and the LA Review of Books. When she isn’t writing a book on the literary history of cryptography, she’s part-time masseuse to a pampered green parrot named Rascal who is appallingly more popular on social media than she is. She has been known to sign emails as “Robert Langdon.”