Virgínia Leone Bicudo (1915-2003) was a sociologist and psychoanalist. She was a woman of many firsts in her time. Below is a list of those firsts.
- In 1945, her thesis, Estudo de atitudes raciais de pretos e mulatos em São Paulo (Study of racial attitudes of blacks and mulatos in São Paulo) was the first to be defended on the topic of race relations in Brazil.
With the defense of her thesis, she would became the first black woman to receive a title of post-graduate in Sociology in the country.
One of the first black university professors in Brazil.
One of the founders of the first psychoanalytical centers in all of Latin America (1944)
- First non-medical professional to become a psychoanalyst in Brazil and in all of Latin America