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Teaching Assistant Professor of Portuguese

paulorf@email.unc.edu | Dey 318

At UNC since 2018


Education

Master’s Degree in Contemporary History – University of Lisbon
Ph.D. Degree in Contemporary History – University of Lisbon

Bio

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

  • “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
  • “Uma bandeira anti-iberista: o perigo espanhol.” Processos de nacionalización e identidades en la Península Ibérica, edited by César Rina, University of Estremadura, 2017, pp. 255-272
  • “A Guerra de apodos: a oposição ao iberismo em princípios do século XX.” Península Ibérica, Nações e transnacionalidade entre dois séculos (XIX e XX), edited by Campos Matos and Bigotte Chorão, Húmus, 2017, pp. 175-190

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