Spanish & Portuguese
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Associate Professor
Areas of Specialization: 

Lusophone (Brazilian, African, Portuguese) Literatures, Cultures
and Language


Ph.D., University of Massachusetts at Amherst
B.A./M.A. Universidade Nova de Lisboa, Portugal


Paula Gândara has a Ph.D. in Hispanic Literatures with a concentration in African and Brazilian Studies. She has been a professor of Lusophone Studies in the Spanish and Portuguese Department since 2003, and is the author of Construindo Germano Almeida (Nova Vega, 2008), a major study on arguably one of the best writers of Lusophone Africa, published with the support of the Luso-American Foundation and the National Library of Cape Verde. She is also a poet (the title Horas de Língua, published in 2006 in Portugal by Quasi Edit, is presently being translated to English) and a singer as well. Paula Gândara is the author of multiple articles published in Portugal, Brazil and the US and her present research focuses on the relations between Portugal, Brazil and Africa in the 19th century, and on the status of women in 16th century Goa, a former Portuguese possession in India, often referred to as the Rome of Asia.

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