Hobson Featured in University of Pennsylvania Museum Journal

Eric Hobson headshot

Dr. Eric Hobson, professor of English at Belmont University, was recently featured in the University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology’s Journal, Expedition. His article, titled “Brazil from Above: General Rondon and the Matto Grosso Expedition,” recounts events during mid-June 1931 that led to General Candido Mariano da Silva Rondon, Brazil’s most famous citizen’s first flight aboard an aircraft.

That flight, provided by the Matto Grosso Expedition of 1931, resulted in the American team receiving permission to travel into areas of western Brazil that were off limits to all but indigenous communities and to film these peoples.