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Cecília Paiva Ximenes Rodrigues

Cecília Rodrigues
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Associate Professor of Portuguese
Curriculum Coordinator of the Portuguese Flagship Program

Cecília Paiva Ximenes Rodrigues is Associate Professor of Portuguese. She holds a Ph.D. in Lusophone Literatures from the University of Massachusetts Amherst. Dr. Rodrigues specializes in Contemporary Brazilian Literature. Her research interests include prose fiction of the 21st century, narratives of displacement, and the construction of Brazilian national identities. She is initiating research that encompasses all Portuguese-speaking countries, including Lusophone women’s writing, ecofeminism, and indigenous literature. She is also interested in the teaching of Portuguese as a second language (PLE), specifically through project-based learning. Her articles have been published in Hispania, Brasil/Brazil, Luso-Brazilian Review, among other journals. Her first book, Além da ruína: articulações da esperança na narrativa de Milton Hatoum (2018), was published by Edições UFC, Brazil.

Research Interests:

Contemporary Brazilian Literature, prose fiction of the 21st century, narratives of displacement, and the construction of Brazilian national identities.

Of note:

Coordinator, NRC Title VI Portuguese Language and Brazilian Studies Initiative (2018-)

Core Faculty, LACSI

Affiliate Faculty, Institute for Women's Studies

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Lunara Gonçalves

Portuguese TA
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Laura Isabel dos Santos Vieira

Portuguese and Spanish TA

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