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Teaching Assistant Professor of Portuguese | Dey 136 At UNC since 2022


  • Ph.D Portuguese, Indiana University, 2022 (Expected)
  • MA Portuguese, Indiana University (2012)
  • MAT German, Indiana University (2009)
  • BA Tourism and Business, Estácio de Sá University, Rio de Janeiro (1991)


My research focus on “Afro-Brazilian and Afro-Portuguese Women’s Literature and Cinema.” My current and future projects contemplate interest in women’s narratives, with secondary emphases in Afro-Latinx literature and cinema and diaspora studies. I am also interested in the discussion of race in Germany particularly in literature and cinema.

Awards & Honors

  • College of Arts and Sciences Dissertation Completion Fellowship, Indiana University, 2021
  • MLA (Modern Language Association) Emergency Grant, Indiana University, 2020
  • Summer Research Fellowship, Indiana University, 2020
  • CRRES Center for Research on Race and Ethnicity Studies – Research Grant, Indiana University, 2019
  • University of Graduate School – Grant in Aid of Doctoral Research Award, Indiana University, 2019
  • CAHI College of Arts & Humanities Institute– Research Travel Grant, Indiana University, 2019
  • Indiana University, “Afro-Brazilian and Afro-Portuguese Women’s Voices in Literature and Cinema.”
  • Tinker Fields Research Grant – CLACS: Center for Latin American and Caribbean, Indiana University, 2008