Title: Assistant Professor of Portuguese, Department of World Languages and Literature
Office: The Camille Olivia Hanks Cosby, Ed.D. Academic Center, Room 454
Indiana University, Ph.D. -- Portuguese with a secondary specialization in Spanish and a minor in cultural studies
University of New Mexico, M.A., Portuguese
Universidade Federal do Ceará, M.A., Linguistics
Universidade Federal do Ceará, B.A. (Licenciatura), Letras - Portuguese and English languages and literature
PORT 101/102/201/202: Elementary and Intermediate Portuguese
SPAN 101: Elementary Spanish
- 20th and 21st centuries Lusophone Literature and Culture (with emphasis in Brazil and Portuguese-speaking Africa)
- 20th and 21st Spanish-American Literature and Culture
- Media, Consumption, and Everyday Life
“Everyday Life in the McOndo World: Consumption and Politics in Claudia Piñeiro’s Las viudas de los jueves.” Chasqui. 41.2 (2012). 19-32.
“Sabiás, macieiras da Califórnia e cadáveres em campos de futebol: imagens do Brasil em três canções do exílio.” Lucero: A Journal of Iberian and Latin American Studies 20. Spring 2010.
Recent Awards and Grants
Brazilian National Library Foundation, $2,500 to fund the visit of Afro-Brazilian writer Ana Maria Gonçalves to Spelman College and to the University of Georgia, in partnership with Dr. Susan Quinlan, Associate Professor of Portuguese and Spanish at the Romance Languages Department at the University of Georgia.
2009-2010 Brantlinger-Naremore Prize for Best Graduate Essay, Cultural Studies Program, for the paper “Everyday Life in the McOndo World.” Image Header Photo Description
: Spelman and Morehouse students enjoy Brazilian refreshments, make new friends and practice their language skills at the Bate-papo, the weekly Portuguese conversation hour sponsored by the Portuguese Club at Spelman College.