Department of Spanish and Portuguese

PhD Luso-Brazilian Cultural and Media Studies

Drawing from the expertise of five tenured faculty within the Department of Spanish and Portuguese, dozens of specialists in related fields within the University of Texas at Austin, and one of the world's leading collections of relevant archival resources, a PhD specialization in Luso-Brazilian Cultural and Media studies trains students in a range of areas of vital relevance to global studies and the humanities. 

In addition to providing students with the cultural capital and critical thinking skills crucial to a better understanding of Brazil, Portugal, and Lusophone Africa and Asia, this specialization provides ample opportunities for focused scholarly training in the following areas:    

HIGHLIGHTS

Brazilian film and media studies
Luso-Afro-Brazilian literary and cultural studies
Brazilian media and performance studies
Racialization, blackness, and identities
Gender and sexuality in the Lusophone world
Brazilian popular music and sound studies
Diaspora dynamics, globalization, and migration studies

The entering student must hold a bachelor's degree in a relevant field with demonstrated written and spoken fluency in Portuguese.  In addition, all students must demonstrate proficiency in Spanish or another language. This requirement may be fulfilled by exam, previous credit, or additional coursework.

REGULARLY TAUGHT GRADUATE SEMINARS

Luso-Afro-Brazilian Migrations
Brazilian Cultural Theory
Brazilian Urban Studies
Race and Servitude in Brazil
Afro-Caribbean and Brazilian Media and Diasporas
Cinema and Sound in Brazil and the Americas

 

CAREERS PURSUED BY GRADUATES

University teaching and research
Library science and information technology
Journalism, the Internet and new media
International development and management
International relations and foreign service
International business and marketing
Performance and entertainment industries

JOB PLACEMENT FOR OUR RECENT GRADUATES

Boston University
Howard University
University of Oregon
Roger Williams University
Middlebury College

LINKS

LLILAS Benson
Brazil Center
Radio-Television-Film
AADS
MALS


 


CORE FACULTY

Lorraine Leu

Brazilian film
Brazilian music
Urban geography and social space
Racial and ethnic studies
Brazilian cultural theories

Sônia Roncador

Luso-Afro-Brazilian literatures and cultures
Domestic servitude and race in Brazil
Theories of Immigration and Imperialism 
Trans-Atlantic cultural studies

Jossianna Arroyo-Martínez

Latin American and Caribbean studies
Luso-Brazilian & Afro-Diasporic literatures & cultures
Race, gender & sexuality in colonial & postcolonial societies
Media and performance studies
Critical race theory

Jason Borge

Brazilian and Spanish American film studies
Transnational American Studies
Popular music and sound studies
Cultural Studies and Critical Pan-Americanism

Naomi Lindstrom

Brazilian and Spanish American Jewish writers

Prophetic and apocalyptic narrative and poetry in Latin America
Gender and feminist theory
Poetics of translation of literary texts

AFFILIATED LINGUISTICS FACULTY 

Orlando Kelm

Dale Koike


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