Faculty Brazilian and Portuguese Studies


Raquel Castro Goebel, Director of Portuguese Language Program, Instructor

John Tofik Karam, Associate Professor, Portuguese Undergraduate and Graduate Advisor (Area and Ethnic Studies, Transnational Studies)

Eduardo Ledesma, Associate Professor (20th and 21st century Latin American (including Brazil) literature and culture; film and new media theory; historic avant-gardes; experimental poetry and narrative; word and image interaction)

Affiliated faculty:

Jerry Dávila, Professor, Department of History, Racial thought in public policy in Brazil, as well as the state and social movements in the twentieth century.

Waïl S. Hassan, Professor, Department of Comparative and World Literature, Modern Arabic, Anglophone, Francophone, and Lusophone literatures; literary and cultural theory; narrative theory; gender, postcolonial, translation, and transnational studies.

Marc Adam Hertzman, Associate Professor, Department of History, Brazil and Latin America with special interest in race, culture, labor, and gender.

Ryan Shosted, Associate Professor, Department of Linguistics. Phonetics, Phonology, Mayan linguistics. Expertise in Portuguese phonetics and phonology.

Gisela Sin, Associate Professor, Department of Political Science, Political institutions with an emphasis on the strategic elements of separation of powers.

Faculty in other departments:

Mary Paula Arends-Kuenning, Associate Professor, Department of Agricultural and Consumer Economics, Children's schooling and child labor in developing countries, fertility and contraceptive use in developing countries, economics of the household.

Merle Bowen, Associate Professor, Department of African American Studies, Race, ethnicity, gender, and politics in Africa and the African diaspora as well as land and labor in Afro-Brazilian rural communities.

Michael Silvers, Associate Professor, School of Music, Ethnomusicology, Brazilian music, and ecomusicology (the study of music and the environment).

Liliane Windsor, Associate Professor, School of Social Work, Health disparities, substance use disorders, HIV prevention, and criminal justice with emphasis on distressed communities using mixed methods and community based participatory research.





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