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

I teach Portuguese and Lusophone literature and culture. Being strongly interested in Contemporary History, I give particular focus to the intellectual and cultural relations between Portugal, Spain and the ex-Iberian colonies. Aside from my doctoral thesis, titled “Iberism, Hispanism and their opposites: Portugal and Spain: 1908-1931”, I recently wrote articles such as: “Uma bandeira anti-iberista: o perigo espanhol”, Processos de nacionalización e identidades en la Península Ibérica, Coordinated by César Rina, Cáceres/Spain, Univ. de Estremadura, 2017, pp. 255-272; and “A Águia, Órgão da Renascença Portuguesa, Porto, 1912-1932”, Dicionário de Historiadores Portugueses (BN/Centro de História, FLUL), 2016.

As a fiction writer, I am also co-editor of Enfermaria Seis, which is both a literary website for young writers and a small publisher. I am the author of three books of fiction.

Publications

  • “Uma bandeira anti-iberista: o perigo espanhol”, Processos de nacionalización e identidades en la Península Ibérica, Coordinated by César Rina, Cáceres/Spain, Univ. de Estremadura, 2017, pp. 255-272
  • A Águia, Órgão da Renascença Portuguesa, Porto, 1912-1932”, Dicionário de Historiadores Portugueses (BN/Centro de História, FLUL), 2016
  • “A Ideia de Hispanismo”, Atas I Congresso de História Contemporânea, Coordinated by Maria Fernanda Rollo, M. Manuela Tavares Ribeiro, Ana Paula Pires and João Paulo Avelãs Nunes, May, IHC, CEIS20, 2013, pp. 346-354. ISBN: 978-989-98388-0-2
  • “Os Reitores”, A Universidade de Lisboa nos Séculos XIX e XX, Coordinated by Sérgio Campos Matos and Jorge Ramos do Ó, Vol. I. Lisbon, Tinta-da-China, 2013, pp. 327-386. ISBN: 978-989-671-145-0
  • “Ruben Andresen Leitão, Historiador e Memorialista”, Historiografia e Memórias (séculos XIX-XXI), Org. by Sérgio Campos Matos and Maria Isabel João, Lisbon, FLUL and CEMRI, 2012, pp. 331-340. ISBN: 978-989- 8068-13-2

Typical Courses

  • Portuguese 111 (or Port. 101)
  • Portuguese 112 (or Port. 102)
  • Portuguese 203
  • Portuguese 204
  • Portuguese 41 (Lusophone literature in translation)