Paulo Rodrigues Ferreira

Paulo Rodrigues Ferreira

Teaching Assistant Professor
Portuguese
Dey Hall 318

Education

Ph.D., Contemporary History, University of Lisbon

MA, Contemporary History, University of Lisbon

About Professor Rodrigues Ferreira

Paulo Rodrigues Ferreira is a Lecturer of Portuguese at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Before moving to North Carolina, he taught Portuguese at Queens College and Bronx Community College, in New York. In his Ph.D. thesis, titled "Iberismos, Hispanismos e seus Contrários: Portugal e Espanha (1908-1931)," he focused on the intellectual and cultural relations between Portugal and Spain and analyzed the different concepts of Iberianism. His research also concentrates on topics associated with Aside from my interests in Iberian culture, I have been doing research on topics centered on Lusophone literature, mainly on themes related to the notion that, after the imperial grandeur of the 15th and 16th centuries, Portugal became a country submerged in chronic economic crises and obsessed with the colonial past. Paulo is also the author of a novel titled Uso Errado da Vida (2019), which was a finalist for the Fundação Eça de Queiroz literary award.

Publications, Articles, & Presentations

“Imagination and reality in Lobo Antunes’s Comissão das Lágrimas.” Hispanic and Lusophone Voices of Africa, edited by Dave Mongor-Lizarrabengoa and Sarita Addy, Vernon Press, 2022, pp. 15-31.

“O homem é espírito na carne.” Revista Desassossego, vol. 13, nº 26, Dec. 2021, p. 163-167

“As relações ibéricas explicadas por um político português: Brito Camacho em Espanha.” ITINERÁRIOS – Revista de Literatura, 34, 2021, pp. 179-183

Jorge de Sena, historiador da literatura.Dicionário de Historiadores Portugueses, edited by the National Library of Portugal and the University of Lisbon, 2020

Grants

SUTASA - Student Undergraduate Teaching Award, 2022

Finalist of Fundação Eça de Queiroz Literary Award, Portugal, 2021

Doctoral Fellowship, Portuguese Foundation for Science and Technology, 2011-2015

Research Fellowship, University of Lisbon, Portugal, 2010

Awards & Honors

Finalist of Fundação Eça de Queiroz Literary Award, Portugal, 2021

Doctoral Fellowship, Portuguese Foundation for Science and Technology, 2011-2015

Research Fellowship, University of Lisbon, Portugal, 2010

Typical Courses

PORT 101 Elementary Portuguese

PORT 102 Elementary Portuguese

PORT 203 Elementary Portuguese

PORT 204 Intermediate Portuguese

PORT 323 Advanced Communication in Portuguese: History, Nature, and Society

PORT 375 Portuguese and Brazilian Fiction in Translation