PhD Student
T.A. in Portuguese and Spanish
Editor-in-Chief, Fala Aí
Chairperson, International Student Advisory Board
Gilbert Hall, 206
Office Hours: 
11:15 - 12:15 on Mondays and Fridays (or by appointment)

M.A., University of Georgia

B.A., Universidade Federal de São Carlos


My research interest is the presence/perception of immigration in narrative literature, mainly Italian immigration in Brazil in late 18th and early 19th centuries. I pay special attention to how this immigration is represented in the literature produced in the state of São Paulo in Brazil. I also pay some attention to the ways this type of immigration is represented in different media, such as film and newspapers, as well as other genres in literature.


I also work as the editor-in-chief for Fala Aí, the magazine of the Portuguese Program at UGA, and as the chairperson for the International Student Advisory Board (ISAB) at UGA.


Courses taught:

PORT 1100, PORT 2001, PORT 2120, PORT 3030

SPAN 1001, SPAN 1002



- Saccomani, Juliano A. V. “A Poesia Infantil e a Educação no Brasil: Caminhos Correlatos.” Linguasagem (link)