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Dário Borim

 Dário Borim is Associate Professor and Chair of the Department of Portuguese at UMass Dartmouth. He is also translator, creative writer, concert producer, and radio programmer at WUMD. He holds a BA in languages from Universidade Federal de Minas Gerais, two MAs, in creative writing and Luso-Brazilian literature, and a Ph.D. in Hispanic and Luso-Brazilian literature and linguistics from University of Minnesota, Twin Cities. He teaches graduate and undergraduate courses in the Portuguese language, Luso-Brazilian literature, cinema, theater, and music. His book Perplexidades: Raça, sexo e outras questões sociopolíticas no discurso cultural brasileiro was published in 2004 by EdUFF (Rio de Janeiro). Borim's essays and translations have appeared in prestigious anthologies, such as Poéticas da diversidade, by Ed. UFMG, Bodies and Biases: Issues of Sexualities in Hispanic Cultures, by Univ. of Minn. Press, and Latin American Writers on Gay and Lesbian Themes, by Greenwood Press. (Photo at WUMD Studio A by Frank "Chico" Smith.)

His writings have been included in fifteen peer-reviewed periodicals from Brazil, France, Peru, and the U.S.: Aletria, Brasil/Brazil, Chasqui, ComTextos, Ellipsis, Hispania, The Luso-Brazilian Review, Lusotopie, Portuguese Literary and Cultural Studies, Revista de Crítica Literaria Latinoamericana, Revista Estudos Feministas, Revista Letras, Projeto História, Quadrant and Transit Circle. While mainly adopting a socio-historical approach, Borim's academic publications discuss a wide list of genres, topics, and authors, including the works of Gloria Anzaldua, Machado de Assis, Manuel Bandeira, Herbert Daniel, Fernando Gabeira, Bernardo Guimarães, Adrienne Kennedy, Eliane Maciel, Rigoberta Menchú, José Lins do Rego, Nelson Rodrigues, Sérgio Sant'Anna, Vera Sant'Anna, Piri Thomas, Caetano Veloso, and Malcolm X. Borim has also served as a copyeditor for Portuguese Literary & Cultural Studies and as a manuscript reviewer for Colonial Latin American Historical Review, Latin American Research Review, The Luso-Brazilian Review, and Mediterranean Studies.

As a creative writer Borim writes a biweekly column in O Jornal Brasileiro, also available in his blog at www.drborim.blogspot.com. He has published a book of memoirs and cultural commentaries (Paisagens humanas: Crônicas de Paraguaçu e desse mundo afora, Papiro 2002). He has contributed short stories, apart from personal and critical essays on cultural and political themes, in Brava gente brasileira em terras estrangeiras (Scortecci, 2005), as well as in various magazines and newspapers from California, Massachusetts, Minnesota, New York, Wyoming, and his native Minas Gerais, such as The Brasilians, The Brazilian Times, Brazzil, Estado de Minas, O Jornal, The Minnesota Daily, and The Standard-Times. In July 2004 Borim adapted and directed Dias Gomes' play O pagador de promessas. In September 2004, he was the producer, general director, lecturer, and host of a multimedia tribute to Ary Barroso, including film, lecture, live music, and theater, at Harvard University and U-Mass Dartmouth. He has also produced concerts by pop and folk music stars, including Armandinho (from Bahia), Trio Carcoarco (from São Paulo), plus Samito Matsinhe and Stewart Sukuma (from Mozambique). Other featured artists have been the acclaimed classical musicians Maria José Carrasqueira, Jaime and Odette Ernest Dias, and Wendy Rolfe. Since December 2001, Prof. Borim has produced, engineered, and hosted Brazilliance, weekly live radio program dedicated to the music of Brazil and other lusophone countries on WUMD, North Dartmouth (89.3 FM). Brazilliance streamlines at www.893wumd.org on Thursdays, 3:00-6:00 PM (EST). For more information, contact Dário Borim at (508) 910-6609 or write to dborim@umassd.edu.

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Contact

27 Anthony St.
South Dartmouth, MA 02748-3502
(508) 996-1373
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Education

  • Ph.D. in Hispanic and Luso-Brazilian Literature and Linguistics (English as a Minor), from the University of Minnesota, Twin Cities, May 1997. Comparative and theoretical dissertation: Borders and Selves: Contemporary Autobiography of Brazil and the Americas. Advisers: Dr. Nicholas Spadaccini and Dr. Roberto Reis (In Memoriam).
  • M.A. in English, from the University of Minnesota, Twin Cities, Aug 1995. Star Papers: "Landscapes from Within: Personal and Political Prose" and "Dissenting Selves in an Authoritarian Culture: Alienation and Self-Realization in the Autobiographies of Sant'Anna, Paiva, and Maciel." Adviser: Dr. Charles Sugnet.
  • M.A. in Luso-Brazilian Literature, from the University of Minnesota, Twin Cities, Nov 1991. Star Papers: "The Maid and the Misbegotten: Two Brazilian Autographs" and "Artifice in Modern Drama." Adviser: Dr. Ronald Sousa.
  • B.A. in Languages and Literature (Concentration: English), from Universidade Federal de Minas Gerais, Belo Horizonte, July 1987.
  • A.A. in Education (Concentration: Social Sciences), from Eastern Wyoming College, Torrington, May 1983.

Professional Experience in Education

  • Chair of the Department of Portuguese. University of Massachusetts Dartmouth. North Dartmouth, MA, June 1, 2007 to the present.
  • Associate Professor of Portuguese and Brazilian Studies. University of Massachusetts Dartmouth. North Dartmouth, MA, Sept 1, 2003 to the present.
  • Director of the Summer Program in Portuguese. University of Massacvhusetts Dartmouth/Center for Portuguese Studies and Culture. North Dartmouth, MA, July 9-Aug 8 2007.
  • Assistant Professor of Portuguese and Brazilian Studies. University of Massachusetts Dartmouth. North Dartmouth, MA, Sept 1, 2000 to Aug 31, 2003.
  • Chairperson of the Department of Languages and Literature. Universidade Federal de Ouro Preto. Mariana, MG, Brazil, Jan 1-July 31 2000.
  • Assistant Professor of Anglophone and Lusophone Literature. Universidade Federal de Ouro Preto. Mariana, MG, Brazil, Aug 3, 1998 to July 31, 2000.
  • Lecturer of Luso-Brazilian Studies. University of California, Los Angeles. Aug 1995-June 1996.
  • Lecturer of Luso-Brazilian Studies. University of Minnesota, Twin Cities. Jan-Mar 1997.
  • Teaching Assistant in Luso-Brazilian Studies. University of Minnesota, Twin Cities, Sept 1988-Jun 1995.
  • Instructor of English as Second Language at the Modern American Institute. Belo Horizonte, MG, Brazil, Feb 1983-July 1988.
  • Instructor Surveying at Utramig Vocational School. Belo Horizonte, MG, Brazil, Feb 1980-Dec 1980.

University Service at UMD

  • WUMD Radio Membership (2001-2008)
  • Teacher of the Year Committee (2003-2008)
  • Yvonne Sandstroem Award Committee (2005-2008)
  • Center for Portuguese Studies and Culture Executive Board (2000-2008)
  • Department of Portuguese Graduate Studies Committee 2003-2008
  • Department of Portuguese Curriculum Committee (2002-2008)
  • Faculty Senate (2004-2007)
  • Cultural Affairs Committee (2004-2007)
  • Search and Screen Committee for an Assistant Professor in Portuguese Linguistics (2004-2005)
  • Search and Screen Committee for an Assistant Professor in Brazilian History (2002-2003)
  • Search and Screen Committee for an Assistant Professor in Luso-Brazilian Literature (2001-2002)
  • University Curriculum Committee (2002-2004)
  • Humanities Academic Council (2001-2003)

Courses at UMass Dartmouth

  • Undergraduate: Beginning and Intermediate Portuguese, Brazilian Literature in Translation**, Music and Cinema of Brazil**, Culture and Civilization of Brazil, Composition and Conversation I & II, Introduction to Brazilian Literature I & II, Music and Cinema of Brazil, Gender and Society in Brazilian Cinema**, and Modern Brazilian Theater. [Courses in English**].
  • Graduate: The Autobiography in Brazilian Literature; Humanism in Bandeira and Other Modernists, Music and Romance in Modern Brazil, and The Social Fabric of Women's Narratives.

Professional Experience in Translation

  • Part-time Technical Translator English-Portuguese. Kuschner Associates, Minneapolis, MN, Nov 1989-July 1999.
  • Part-time Technical Translator English-Portuguese. Prisma International, Minneapolis, MN, April 1992-July 1993.
  • Part-time Technical Translator English-Portuguese. P.H. Brink International, Minneapolis, MN, Nov 1990-Nov 1992.

Books

  • Utopias do Novo Mundo: Brasil e América Latina em Fernando Gabeira (work in progress).
  • Brazil's Ground-Breaking Women Songwriters: From Gonzaga to Calcanhotto (work in progress).
  • Perplexidades: raça, sexo e outras questões sociopolíticas no discurso cultural brasileiro. Niterói, RJ: EdUFF, 2004 (scholarly volume).
  • Paisagens humanas: Crônicas de Paraguaçu e desse mundo afora. Paraguaçu, MG: Ed. Papiro, 2002 (collection of creative writing pieces).
  • Borders and Selves: Contemporary Autobiography of Brazil and the Americas. Ann Arbor, MI: Bell & Howell (UMI), 1997 (doctoral thesis).

Articles and Chapters in Peer-Reviewed Journals and Books

  • “Disfunções: o porquê dos por quês, símiles, e outros tropos narrativos em “A imitação da rosa.”" Forthcoming in Clarice Lispector: Novas Leituras. Luciana Namorato and César Ferreira, eds.
  • "Tropicalist Muatntes: Dada and Kitsch under Dictatorship." Forthcoming in Music and Dictatorship in Europe and Latin America (Speculum Musicae Series). Eds. Roberto Illiano and Massimiliano Sala. Turnhout, Belgium: Brepols.
  • "Unpredictable Coherence: Caetano Veloso Beyond ‘Ethnic' and Easy-Listening Tunes. Forthcoming in Portuguese Literary & Cultural Studies.
  • "Laurindo Almeida: Um Ilustre e Desconhecido Músico Brasileiro nos Estados Unidos." Projeto História 32 (Jan-June 2006): 19-30.
  • "Trumps and Traps of Gender and Ethnicity: Identity Discourses in Thomas, De Jesus, Anzaldúa, and Malcolm X." Forthcoming in Transit Circle.
  • "Crepúsculos de Utopias: Brasil e América Latina em Fernando Gabeira." Ellipsis 4 (2006): 7-48.
  • "Roçando a língua de Camões: Reverência e dessacralização do idioma português em Caetano Veloso." Luso-Brazilian Review 41, 2 (2005): 126-143.
  • "Black Tropicalist in Power: From the Margins of Counterculture to the Stage of Change." Lusotopie 2004 (Médias, pouvoir et identités): 181-189.
  • "Light and Obscurity in Tropical Truth." Cape Verde: Language, Literature & Music. Portuguese Literary and Cultural Studies 8 (Sept 2003): 463-470.
  • "Poéticas polimórficas: mescla discursiva em Kennedy e Anzaldúa." Poéticas da diversidade. Eds Marli Fantini Scarpelli and Eduardo de Assis Duarte. Belo Horizonte: FALE/UFMG, 2002. 154-171.
  • "Morte e vida Tropicália: o ideário sócio-político na obra de Caetano Veloso." Hispania 85, 3 (Sept 2002): 494-504.
  • "Retrato social às avessas: a inserção classista e sexista em A escrava Isaura." Revista de crítica literaria latinoamericana 54 (2001): 67-75.
  • "Mad Tricks in Modern Drama: The Interplay of Dramatic Techniques and Perplexing Themes in O'Neill and Pirandello." Aletria: revista de estudos de literatura 7 (2000): 161-167.
  • "Axes of Paradox: Contemporary Autobiographies and Their Insight into the 21st Century." ComTextos 9 (1999-2000): 14-20.
  • "Estilística da desmistificação: o espírito machadiano em Amazona." Quadrant 14 (1997): 171-188.
  • "Intricacies of Brazilian Gayness: A Cross-Cultural and Cross-Temporal Approach." Bodies and Biases: Issues of Sexualities in Hispanic Cultures (Hispanic Issues 13). Eds. David W. Foster and Roberto Reis. Minneapolis/London: University of Minnesota Press, 1996. 333-358.
  • "The Age of Suspicion: Mapping Sexuality in Hispanic Literary and Cultural Texts." Co-authored with Roberto Reis. Bodies and Biases: Issues of Sexualities in Hispanic Cultures (Hispanic Issues 13). Eds. David W. Foster and Roberto Reis. Minneapolis/London: University of Minnesota Press, 1996. xiii-xxxii.
  • "Racismo, sexo e formosura: psicologismo e crítica social em Anjo Negro." Brasil/Brazil 10, 6 (1993): 57-74.
  • "O M/machado e a batina: uma investigação sobre a ‘alma exterior' de um católico irreverente." Quadrant 7 (1990): 95-112.
  • "O laço e a corda bamba: um estudo sobre a poética menor e o desacerto ideológico de Manuel Bandeira." Chasqui XIX 1 (May 1990): 32-39.

Bio-Critical Essays in Scholarly Books

  • "Paulo Coelho." Forthcoming in Encyclopedia of Latin American History and Culture. Farmington Hills, MI: Thomson Gale, 2008.
  • "Herbert Daniel." The Encyclopedia of Gay Histories and Cultures: Volume 2 of The Encyclopedia of Lesbian and Gay Histories and Cultures. Ed. George E. Haggerty. New York: Garland, 2000. 241-242.
  • "Piri Thomas." Latin American Writers on Gay and Lesbian Themes: A Bio-Critical Sourcebook. Ed. David W. Foster. Westport, CT: Greenwood Press, 1994. 427-431.
  • "Vera Sant'Anna." Latin American Writers on Gay and Lesbian Themes: A Bio-Critical Sourcebook. Ed. David W. Foster. Westport, CT: Greenwood Press, 1994. 406-410.
  • "Herbert Daniel." Latin American Writers on Gay and Lesbian Themes: A Bio-Critical Sourcebook. Ed. David W. Foster. Westport, CT: Greenwood Press, 1994. 129-134.
  • "Fernando Gabeira." Latin American Writers on Gay and Lesbian Themes: A Bio-Critical Sourcebook. Ed. David W. Foster. Westport, CT: Greenwood Press, 1994. 160-165

Book Reviews in Peer-Refereed Journals

  • K. David Jackson's Oxford Anthology of the Brazilian Short Story. Ellipsis 6 (2008): 150-153.
  • Rodrigo Faour's História sexual da MPB: A evolução doamor e do sexo na canção brasileira. Luso-Brazilian Review 44:2 (Dec 2007): 149-152.
  • Danilo Sorroce's Domingo no parque: Canção e poética de Gilberto Gil. Luso-Brazilian Review 42, 2 (2005): 178-180.
  • Piers Armstrong's review of Dário Borim's Perplexidades: Raça, sexo e outras questões sociopolíticas no discurso cultural brasileiro. Luso-Brazilian Review 42, 2 (2005): 181-184.
  • Christoper Dunn's Brutality Garden: Tropicália and the Emergence of Brazilian Counterculture. The Luso-Brazilian Review 39, 1 (Sept 2002): 142-143.
  • Piers Armstrong's Third World Literary Fortunes. Revista de crítica literaria latinoamericana 54 (2nd sem. 2001): 252-255.
  • Caetano Veloso's Verdade tropical. Revista Letras 50 (Jul-Dec 1998): 232-234.
  • Lúcia Helena Costigan's A sátira e o intelectual criollo na Colônia: Gregório de Matos e Juan del Valle y Caviedes. Brasil/Brazil 8, 5 (1992): 97-100.

Translations in Peer-Reviewed Journals

  • "O Ciborgue Zapatista: tecendo a poética virtual de resistência no Chiapas cibernético." Co-translation, with Regina Borges, of the essay, "The Zapatista Cyborg: Weaving a Virtual Poetics of Resistance in Ciber-Chiapas," by Sarah Grussing. Revista Estudos Feministas 10,1 (Jan 2002): 39-64.
  • "Representations of Family and Sexuality in Brazilian Cultural Discourse," by Roberto Reis. Co-translation with Ann W. Fifield from Portuguese into English. Bodies and Biases: Issues of Sexualities in Hispanic Cultures. (Hispanic Issues 13). David W. Foster and Roberto Reis, eds. Minneapolis/London: University of Minnesota Press, 1996. 79-114.

Non-Academic Essays and Short Stories in Anthologies, Newspapers, and Magazines

  • “Sem espelho.” A Voz da Cidade 18 April 2009: 2.
  • “Vinicius.” A Voz da Cidade A Voz da Cidade 21 Mar 2009: 2.
  • “Do berimbau baiano ao trombone francês.” A Voz da Cidade 21 Feb 2009: 2.
  • “Pelo telefone do século XXI.” A Voz da Cidade 7 Feb 2009: 2.
  • “Enchentes, falências e batucadas.” A Voz da Cidade: 20 Dec 2008: 2.
  • “Milton & muito mais.” A Voz da Cidade 21 Sept 2008: 2.
  • “Luso-Brazilian Cultures.” O Jornal 26 April 2008: 17.
  • "As grandes cidades." O Jornal Brasileiro 19 Jan 2008: 15.
  • "Essa tal de felicidade." The Brasilians Dec 2007: 4P.
  • "A brasileirinha." O Jornal Brasileiro 22 Dec 2007: 17.
  • "Essa tal de felicidade." O Jornal Brasileiro 8 Dec 2007: 17.
  • "Tradições." O Jornal Brasileiro 24 Nov 2007: 17.
  • "Idioma global." O Jornal Brasileiro 10 Nov2007: 15.
  • "É a vez do beisebol." O Jornal Brasileiro 20 Oct 2007: 17.
  • "Estrelas luso-afro-brasileira." O Jornal Brasileiro 6 Oct 2007: 15.
  • "Ponteio cultural." O Jornal Brasileiro 29 Sept 2007: 17.
  • "Uma bola de menino." Brava Gente Brasileira em Terras Estrangeiras, Vol. II. Ed. Angela Bretas. São Paulo: Scortecci, 2005. 108-111.
  • "Os loucos, a égua e uma porção de ratos." Brava Gente Brasileira em Terras Estrangeiras, Vol. II. Ed. Angela Bretãs. São Paulo: Scortecci, 2005. 112-117
  • "O caçador de gaiatos." Brava Gente Brasileira em Terras Estrangeiras, Vol. II. Ed. Angela Bretãs. São Paulo: Scortecci, 2005. 118-121.
  • "Deus e o diabo na terra do Carnaval." Brava Gente Brasileira em Terras Estrangeiras, Vol. II. Ed. Angela Bretãs. São Paulo: Scortecci, 2005. 122-126.
  • "Jobim's Forests of Peace and Grace."The Brasilians Feb 2005: 9E.
  • "Encontro com as estrelas." A Voz da Cidade 20 Nov 2004: 4.
  • "Ary Barroso and Other Music Ambassadors of Brazil." The Brasilians Oct 2004: 12E.
  • "A Dog Day in Paris"/ "Um dia de cão em Paris." Brazzil (Aug 2003): 33-36.
  • "Ponto de vista: Brilho maior do Brasil." The Portuguese Letter (Charleston, NC) 15, 2 (Spring 2003): 7.
  • "Metáforas, meras metáforas" A Voz da Cidade (Paraguaçu, MG) Mar 15, 2003: 8.
  • "God and Satan in the Land of Carnaval" / "Deus e o diabo na terra do Carnaval." Brazzil (Feb 2003): 30-33.
  • "Lula's Election in Brazil Is Victory for the People." The Standard-Times (New Bedford, MA): 2 Nov 2002: A11.
  • "Left is Right." Brazzil (Los Angeles, CA) Nov 2002.
  • "Brazilliance e o brilho maior do Brasil." Refletir (Boston, MA) V Aug 2002: 23-24.
  • "Brilho maior do Brasil". Estado de Minas (Belo Horizonte, MG) 3 Aug 2002: 6.
  • "Brazilliance e o brilho maior do Brasil." The Brasilians (New York, NY) May 2002: 22P.
  • "Nem deus, nem diabo." The Brasilians (New York, NY) Oct 2001: 10P.
  • "Nem deus, nem diabo." Estado de Minas (Belo Horizonte, MG) 27 Oct 2001: Pensar-3.
  • "O caos nosso de cada dia." Estado de Minas (Belo Horizonte, MG) 22 Sept 2001: Pensar-4.
  • "The Madmen, the Mare, and a Handful of Mice"/ "Os loucos, a égua e uma porção de ratos"." Brazzil (Los Angeles, CA) June 2001: 28-32.
  • "O Brazil já conhece o Brasil." A Voz da Cidade (Paraguaçu, MG) 19 May 2001: 6.
  • "O Brazil já conhece o Brasil." The Brasilians (New York, NY) May 2001: 8P.
  • "O Brazil já conhece o Brasil." O Jornal (Fall River, MA) 9 May 2001: 5+.
  • "Miscarriage." Siren: A Contemporary Journal Focusing on Women (N. Dartmouth, MA) 2001: 17-19.
  • "Águas de março não fecham o verão." Estado de Minas (Belo Horizonte, MG) 28 April 2001: Pensar-4.
  • "Um brinde lá do céu." A Voz da Cidade (Paraguaçu, MG) 24 Mar 2001: 8.
  • "Deus e o diabo na terra do Carnaval." Estado de Minas (Belo Horizonte, MG) 17 Feb 2001: Pensar-1.
  • "Where Are They Now?" Nexo: Weekly Newsletter of the Department of Spanish and Portuguese (Minneapolis, MN) 26 Jan 2001: 1-2.
  • "Lennon, ontem e hoje." Estado de Minas (Belo Horizonte, MG) 30 Dec 2000: Pensar-1.
  • "DaMatta é de matar." Estado de Minas (Belo Horizonte, MG) 2 Dec 2000: Pensar-1.
  • "Portuguese Language Department Created at UMass-Dartmouth." Nexo: Weekly Newsletter of the Department of Spanish and Portuguese (Minneapolis, MN) 7, 9 (3 Nov, 2000): 7.
  • "Descobrindo a Luso-América do Norte." A Voz da Cidade 28 Oct 2000: 6.
  • "Virgindade cultural." Estado de Minas (Belo Horizonte, MG) 22 April 2000: Pensar-1.
  • "Pride and Prejudice: When Nationalism Goes Too Far." Brazzil (Los Angeles, CA) April 2000: 39-40.
  • "Às margens do tempo." Estado de Minas (Belo Horizonte, MG) 4 Mar 2000: Pensar-1.
  • "The Taming of the Tongue." Brazzil (Los Angeles, CA) Dec 1999: 22-24.
  • "Nação, ignorância e ódio." Jornal da UFOP (Ouro Preto, MG) Oct 1999: 2.
  • "Song of My Brazilian Self: A Parody of Olavo Bilac and Walt Whitman." Omelettre (Mariana, MG) 1 (1999): 2.
  • "A Wondrously New World: From Horse-Drawn Buggy to E-Mail, and Vice-Versa." Nexo: Weekly Newsletter of the Department of Spanish and Portuguese 1, 27 (May 12, 1995): 1-5.
  • "A Wondrously New World: From Horse-Drawn Buggy to E-Mail, and Vice-Versa." The Brasilians (New York, NY), April 1995: 6E.
  • "Carnaval: A Moveable Feast." Nexo: Weekly Newsletter of the Department of Spanish and Portuguese 1, 18 (Feb 24, 1995): 1-3.
  • "Remembering Roberto Reis." Nexo: Weekly Newsletter of the Department of Spanish and Portuguese 1, 10 (Dec, 1994): 1-3.
  • Review of Jorge Amado's The War of the Saints. City Pages (Minneapolis, MN), Dec 1993: 7.
  • "A Death of the Self? Autobiography: Does One Actually Exist? Has it Ever?" The Minnesota Daily (Minneapolis, MN) May 7, 1992: 7.
  • "(Un)Lucky Creature." The Minnesota Daily (Minneapolis, MN) April 15, 1992: 12.
  • "Wife's Miscarriage Reinforces Vulnerability." The Minnesota Daily (Minneapolis, MN) Feb 19, 1992: 7.
  • "From Columbus to Rambo: Will the Quincentennial Celebrations Examine Colonialism Since 1492?" The Minnesota Daily (Minneapolis, MN) April 30, 1991: 4-5.
  • Personal essays in A Voz da Cidade (Paraguaçu, MG), April 1982-April 1988.
  • News reports and personal essays in Jornal do M.A.I. (Belo Horizonte, MG), March-June 1985.
  • News reports and personal essays in The Lance (Torrington, WY), Aug-Nov 1982.

Manuscript Reviewing, Indexing, and Copyediting for Academic Journals

  • Ms. Referee for the Latin American Research Review, from Jan 2007 to the present.
  • Ms. Referee for the Arizona Journal of Hispanic Cultural Studies, from May 2005 to the present.
  • Copyeditor (with Richard Larschan) of Brazil 2001: A Revisionary History of Brazilian Literature and Culture (Portuguese Literary & Cultural Studies 4/5).
  • Ms. Referee for the Colonial Latin American Historical Review, from Oct 2001 to the present.
  • Ms. Referee for the Mediterranean Studies, from 2000 to the present.
  • Ms. Referee for the Luso-Brazilian Review, from 1999 to the present.
  • "Index." Bodies and Biases: Issues of Sexualities in Hispanic Cultures (Hispanic Issues 13): 425-440.
  • "Index." Critical Practices in Post-Franco Spain (Hispanic Issues 11): 185-196.

Lectures and Panel Participations by Invitation

  • "Bossa Nova: Music and Dictatorship in Brazil (1964-1985)." Institute for Portuguese and Lusophone World Studies. Rhode Island College. Providence, RI, Nov. 24, 2008.
  • "Bossa Nova: Music and Dictatorship in Brazil (1964-1985)." Tufts University. Department of Romance Languages. Medford, MA, Nov. 12, 2008.
  • Workshop and Lecture, "Video Clips for ‘Word Banks' and Creative Expression in Elementary Portuguese." 5th Annual Conference on Portuguese Language Education University of Massachusetts Dartmouth. Sept 28, 2007.
  • "Brazilliance and Beyond: Community Radio, Theater, and Live Music in Northern Luso America." University of Georgia. Athens, April 25, 2008.
  • "Roçando a língua de Camões: O idioma português na obra de Caetano Veloso." Keynote speaker on Noite Brasileira. LusoCentro, at Bristol Community College, Bristol, MA, Mar 30, 2006.
  • "Groundbreaking Brazilian Female Songwriters: From Ganzaga to Calcanhotto." Keynote Speaker of the Opening of Harvard's Brazil Week: Brazilian Women's Movements. Harvard University. Cambridge, April 18, 2005.
  • Moderator of the session "Escritoras brasileiras e modernidade literária." The Fourth APSA (American Portuguese Studies Association) International Conference. University of Maryland, in College Park, Oct 14, 2004.
  • "Diversity in the Portuguese-Speaking World (and at Home): Using Local Cultural Resources to Enrich the Portuguese Language Classroom." 3rd Annual Conference on Portuguese Language Education: Old Challenges, New Strategies at the University of Massachusetts Dartmouth. Dartmouth, MA, Sept 18, 2004.
  • "One Nation's Passionate Souls: Ary Barroso and Other Music Ambassadors of Brazil." Brazil's Independence Day in Boston, at the David Rockefeller Center for Latin American Studies in Harvard University. Cambridge, Sept 10, 2004.
  • "The Roles of Intellectuals in Brazil: From the Old Republic to the 21st Century." Primero Congreso de Literatura: El Papel del Intelectual Latinoamericano en el Siglo XXI, at Casa de la Cultura Dominicana. New York, NY, April 2004.
  • Moderator of a plenary session on post-colinialism. Facts and Fictions of António Lobo Antunes: International Colloquium. University of Massachusetts Dartmouth. Oct 31, 2003.
  • "Amazon Peoples in Lula's Era of New Hope: From Protests to Proposals and Good Deeds." Amazonian Perspectives/Amazonian Prospects. Hanover, NH, May 1-3, 2003.
  • Moderator of the session on Portuguese literature entitled, "Transculturation, Satyre and Myth." The 56th Kentucky Foreign Language Conference. Lexington, KY, April 24-27, 2003.
  • "Brazilian Music of the 20th Century: History and Genres." Dartmouth College. Hanover, NH. May 2002.
  • Moderator of the session "Performing the Nation". Race Culture Nation: Arguments Across the Portuguese-Speaking World. Watson Institute, Brown University. Providence, RI, April 2001.
  • "Entre C. S. Lewis e Caetano Veloso: o discurso amoroso em prosa e verso." Sagarana Café-Teatro. Mariana, MG, March 2000.
  • "From Samba to Tropicália: Crossfire in Brazilian Art and Thought Traditions." Cleveland State University, Cleveland, OH, July 1999.
  • "From Samba to Tropicália: Crossfire in Brazilian Art and Thought Traditions." University of Wisconsin. Madison, WI, July 1999.
  • "Cross Fire in Brazilian Pop Music: Crossfire in Brazilian Art and Thought Traditions." Univerisity of Minnesota. Minneapolis, MN, July 1999.
  • "Quem tem medo dos ths da vida?: Uma oficina de fonologia." Colóquio Acervo e Memória. Universidade Federal de Ouro Preto. Mariana, Nov 1999.
  • "Tackling the Beast: Who's Afraid of the English Sounds?" III Seminário do Centro de Desenvolvimento Profissional Greenwich. Belo Horizonte, MG, Oct 1997.
  • "A Cold War in the Tropics: The Crisis of Collective Identities and the Demise of Unquestionable Truths in Stella Manhattan." Latin American Studies Center, University of California, Los Angeles. Los Angeles, May 1996.
  • Moderator of the Opening Session at the XIX Symposium on the Portuguese Traditions (Europe, America, Africa and Asia), University of California, Los Angeles. Los Angeles, April 1996.
  • Moderator of the panel "Family and Sexuality in Brazilian Cultural Discourse." LASA (Latin American Studies Association) International Conference. Atlanta, GA, March 1994.
  • "The Spirit of TV and Other Media on Latin American Videos." Latin America: Video Views, Walker Art Center. Minneapolis, MN, Nov 1993.
  • "Two Brazilian Stars in Contemporary Literature: Fernando Gabeira and Caetano Veloso." Chicano/Latino Festival: New Roads in Latin American Literature, University of Minnesota. Minneapolis, MN, April 1993.

Other Lectures and Panel Moderations

  • "Foreign Motherlands: Cinematic Nationalism in the 1990s." NEPCA (New England Popular Culture Association). UMass Dartmouth. North Dartmouth, MA, Oct 30-Nov 1, 2008.
  • "Tropicalist Mutantes: Kitch and Dada Under Dictatorship." 6th Bi-Annual International Conference of the American Portuguese Studies Association (APSA). Yale University. New Haven, CT, Oct 9-11, 2008.
  • Session Moderator of "Gay Icons." 6th Bi-Annual International Conference of the American Portuguese Studies Association (APSA). Yale University. New Haven, CT, Oct 9-11, 2008.
  • "Brazilliance e Muito Além: Rádio Comunitária, Teatro e Música ao Vivo na Luso-América do Norte." 5th Annual Conference of Rio de Janeiro's Português com Língua Estrangeira. Universidade Federal Fluminense. Niterói, RJ, Sept 24-26, 2008.
  • "Tropicalist Mutantes: Kitch and Dada Under Dictatorship." International Colloquium on Padre Antônio Vieira and the Futures of Luso-Afro-Brazilian Studies. UMass Dartmouth. North Dartmouth, MA, May 2-3, 2008.
  • "Foreign Motherlands: Cinematic Nationalism in the 1990s." BRASA (Brazilian Studies Association) International Conference. New Orleans, LA, March 27-29, 2008.
  • "Unpredictable Coherence: Caetano Veloso Beyond ‘Ethnic' and Easy-Listening Tunes." ABIL (Association of British and Irish Lusitanists) International Conference. University of Bristol, Bristol, UK, Jan 11-12, 2008.
  • Session moderator of the Roundtable: The New Brazilian Immigration session "Brazuca Art and Culture."
  • "Chiquinha Gonzaga: Ícone do feminismo e da música popular brasileira." American Portuguese Studies Association (APSA) International Conference. Minneapolis, Oct 8, 2006.
  • Session moderator of the APSA 2006 session "Brazilian Literature and Culture: Brazilian and Lusophone Film," Oct 8, 2006.
  • "Me You Them: Tolerance and Pragmatism Under the Sun." American Association of Teachers of Spanish and Portuguese (AATSP). Salamanca, Spain, June 30, 2006.
  • "Video Clips for ‘Word Banks' and Creative Expression in Elementary Portuguese." First-Year Success Conference. University of Massachusetts Dartmouth, June 7, 2006.
  • "Two Songs, One Voice: Jobim and Djavan." UMass Earth Day. University of Massachusetts Dartmouth, April 19, 2006.
  • "Eu Tu Eles: Balé de Poder, Tolerância e Pragmatismo." Bi-annual International Conference of the Latin American Studies Association (LASA). San Juan, Puerto Rico, Mar 16, 2006.
  • Discussant and moderator of the LASA 2006 session (Im)popular Brazilian Music. San Juan, Puerto Rico, Mar 17, 2006.
  • "Poesia e musicalidade em Adriana Calcanhotto: Uma Estrela Neo-Tropicalista?" II International Conference on Women and Literature. Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, Aug 5, 2005.
  • "Laurindo Almeida: Illustrious and Unknown Images of a Brazilian Immigrant Musician." I National Conference on Brazilian Immigration to the United States." Harvard University. Cambridge, MA, April 18, 2005.
  • "From Chile to Cuba and Beyond: Fernando Gabeira's Sojourn Through Latin American Lands of Socialist Utopia." 35th Annual Conference of the New England Council for Latin American Studies (NECLAS). Boston University. Boston, Nov. 6, 2004.
  • "Crepúsculo de utopias: brasileiros e hispano-americanos em Fernando Gabeira." The Fourth APSA (American Portuguese Studies Association) International Conference. University of Maryland. College Park, Oct 14, 2004.
  • "Polymorphic Productions: Authorship and Collaboration in the Contemporary Autobiography." V Congresso da Associação Portuguesa de Literatura Comparada: Fora do Centro, Espaços Comparatistas. Universidade de Coimbra. Coimbra, Portugal, June 4, 2004.
  • "Black Tropicalist in Brasília: From the Margins of Counterculture to the Stage of Change." 57th Annual Kentucky Foreign Language Conference, at the University of Kentucky. Lexington, April 15, 2004.
  • "Black Tropicalist in Brasília: From the Margins of Counterculture to the Stage of Change." 34th Annual Conference of the New England Council for Latin American Studies (NECLAS). Hanover, NH, Oct 18, 2003.
  • Moderator and chair of the session "Lula and the Arts." 34th Annual Conference of the New England Council for Latin American Studies (NECLAS). Hanover, NH, Oct 18, 2003.
  • "Roçando a Língua de Camões: O Idioma Português na obra de Caetano Veloso." The 56th Kentucky Foreign Language Conference. Lexington, KY, April 24-27, 2003.
  • "Refletir é (im)preciso: Portugal na obra de Caetano Veloso." The Third International Conference of APSA (American Portuguese Studies Association). University of Massachusetts Amherst, in Amherst, Nov 7-9, 2002.
  • Moderator of the session "Carlos Drummond de Andrade (1902-2002)." Third International Conference of the American Portuguese Studies Association (APSA). University of Massachusetts Amherst, in Amherst, Nov 7-9, 2002.
  • "Faces de uma mesma moeda: a música popular brasileira como meio de conscientização e xenofobia." VI BRASA (Brazilian Studies Association) International Congress. Atlanta, GA, April 4-6, 2002.
  • "Retrato social às avessas: a inserção classista e sexista em A escrava Isaura." Annual Meeting of the Modern Language Association. New Orleans, Dec 28-30, 2001.
  • Chair of Interest Session, Brazil's 19th Century Novel. Annual Meeting of the American Association of Teachers of Spanish and Portuguese. San Francisco, July 9, 2001.
  • "Retrato social às avessas: a inserção classista e sexista em A escrava Isaura." Annual Meeting of the American Association of Teachers of Spanish and Portuguese. San Francisco, July 9, 2001.
  • "Traps of the Pan-American Quilt: The Interplay of Individual and Community in Cabezas, Barrios de Chungara and Menchú." 30th Annual Meeting of the International Society for the Comparative Study of Civilizations. Rutgers University. Newark, NJ, June 1-2, 2001.
  • "Faces de uma mesma moeda: a música popular brasileira como meio de conscientização e xenofobia." Tenth Annual Conference on Ibero-American Culture and Society. University of New Mexico. Albuquerque, Feb 15-16, 2001.
  • "Morte e vida Tropicália: o ideário sócio-político na obra de Caetano Veloso." V BRASA (Brazilian Studies Association) International Congress. Recife, PE, June 2000.
  • "Desafetos tropicais; a ira anti-colonialista em Jamaica Kincaid." VII Semana de Letras da Universidade Federal de Ouro Preto. Mariana, MG, Oct 1999.
  • "Tirando o capuz da História: a autobiografia de um guerrilheiro urbano e público leitor." IV Congresso e IV Mostra de Ciências Humanas, Letras e Artes, Universidade Federal de Viçosa. Viçosa, MG, Aug 1999.
  • "Comunidades simbólicas do Brasil: mitos e perplexidades da autobiografia contemporânea." Simpósio Internacional: Dimensões da História Cultural, Unicentro Newton Paiva. Belo Horizonte, MG, Oct 1998.
  • "Polymorphic Strategies: Daring Discourses in Kennedy and Anzaldúa." VI Semana de Letras, Artes e Cultura, São João del-Rei. Fundação de Ensino Superior de São João del-Rei, Oct 1998.
  • "Paradoxes: Contemporary Autobiographies and Their Insight into the 21st Century." VIII Semana de Letras, Universidade Federal de Viçosa. Viçosa, April 1998.
  • "Paradoxes: Contemporary Autobiographies and Their Insight into the 21st Century." International Studies Conference: Global Challenges in the Next Millennium, University of Minnesota, Twin Cities, May 1997.
  • "Paradoxo Modernista no Brasil: O Boom Autobiográfico da Nostalgia." XX Symposium on the Portuguese Traditions (Europe, America, Africa and Asia), University of Califonia, Los Angeles. Los Angeles, April 1997.
  • "Estilística da desmistificação: o espírito machadiano em Amazona." XIX Symposium on the Portuguese Traditions (Europe, America, Africa and Asia), University of California, Los Angeles. Los Angeles, April 1996.
  • "Dissenting Selves in an Authoritarian Culture: Alienation and Self-Realization in the Autobiographies of Sant'Anna, Paiva, and Maciel." Brazilian Studies Association (BRASA) Second International Conference. Minneapolis, MN, May 1995.
  • "Nationalism and Gayness: Intersected Boundaries of Loyalty in Daniel and Gabeira." Brazilian Studies Association (BRASA) First International Conference. Atlanta, GA, March 1994.
  • "Gayness and Nationalism: Intersected Boundaries of Loyalty in Gabeira and Daniel." Midwest Modern Languages Association (MMLA) Annual Conference. Minneapolis, MN, Nov 1993.
  • "Racismo, sexo e formosura: psicologismo e crítica social em Anjo Negro." Midwest Modern Languages Association (MMLA) Annual Conference. Chicago, IL, Nov 1991.
  • * "The Maid and the Misbegotten: Two Brazilian Autographs Within a Socio-Historical Context." Feminism, Writing, and Politics in Hispanic and Luso-Brazilian Culture and Literature. Minneapolis, MN, Oct 1990.
  • * "O M/machado e a batina: uma investigação sobre a 'alma exterior' de um católico irreverente." Midwest Modern Languages Association (MMLA) Annual Conference. Kansas City, Nov 1990.
  • * "The Maid and the Misbegotten: Two Brazilian Autographs Within a Socio-Historical Context." International Conference of ABRALIC (Associação Brasileira de Literatura Comparada). Belo Horizonte, MG, Aug 1990.
  • * "O laço e a corda bamba: um estudo sobre a poética menor e o desacerto ideológico de Manuel Bandeira." Graduate Students Conference Series, Minneapolis, April 1990.
  • * "O laço e a corda bamba: um estudo sobre a poética menor e o desacerto ideológico de Manuel Bandeira." LA CHISPA. Baton Rouge, LA, Feb 1990.

Conference and Lecture Series Organization

  • Organizer of the New Fronts on Lusophone Cinema Lecture Series, featuring Fernando Arenas, Victor Mendes and Antônio Tosta. University of Massachusetts Dartmouth. North Dartmouth, MA, July 2007.
  • Co-organizer of the Roundtable on the New Brazilian Immigration. University of Massachusetts Dartmouth. North Dartmouth, MA, April 2007.
  • Organizer of the Brazil's Cultural History: New Trends in Representation and Interpretation Lecture Series featuring Rodolfo Franconi, Randal Johnson, Memory Holloway, Cristina Mehrtens, and Lidia Santos. University of Massachusetts Dartmouth. North Dartmouth, Oct 13-Nov 19, 2004.
  • Co-organizer of the VII Semana de Letras da Universidade Federal de Ouro Preto. Mariana, MG, Oct 1999.

Public Readings of Creative Writing

  • "Roda de Crônica," a reading session at the 56th Kentucky Foreign Language Conference. Lexington, KY, April 24, 2003.
  • "Song of My Brazilian Self: A Parody of Olavo Bilac and Walt Whitman." XII Festival das Línguas, Universidade Federal de Ouro Preto. Mariana, MG, Sept 1998.
  • "On Creative Writing." Roosevelt High School, Minneapolis, May 1992.
  • "The Ugly Church," "Men on the Moon, Pet Snakes, and a Pair of Scissors," and other short stories. Third Century Poetry & Prose Literary Readings, West Bank Union Fireplace Room, University of Minnesota. Minneapolis, MN, March 1992.

Grants and Fellowships

  • Conference Travel Grants from the Office of the Provost and the Center for Portuguese Studies and Culture. University of Massachusetts Dartmouth, Summer and Fall 2007.
  • Conference Travel Grants from the Office of the Provost and the Center for Portuguese Studies and Culture. University of Massachusetts Dartmouth, Summer and Fall 2006.
  • Provost's Publication Subvention Grant. University of Massachusetts Dartmouth, Spring 2006.
  • Conference Travel Grants from the Office of the Provost and the Center for Portuguese Studies and Culture. University of Massachusetts Dartmouth, Fall 2005 and Spring 2006.
  • Conference Travel Grants from the Office of the Provost and the Center for Portuguese Studies and Culture. University of Massachusetts Dartmouth, Fall 2004 and Spring 2005.
  • Conference Travel Grants from the Office of the Provost and the Center for Portuguese Studies and Culture. University of Massachusetts Dartmouth, Fall 2003 and Spring 2004.
  • Council on Cultural Diversity and Pluralism Grant for "Black Composers of Brazil: a Concert in Honor of Chiquinha Gonzaga and Pixinguinha, with Wendy Rolfe and Maria José Carrasqueira." University of Massachusetts Dartmouth, Nov, 2002/May, 2003.
  • Conference Travel Grants from the Office of the Dean of Arts and Sciences and the Center for Portuguese Studies and Culture. University of Massachusetts Dartmouth, Spring 2003.
  • Conference Travel Grants from the Office of the Dean of Arts and Sciences and the Center for Portuguese Studies and Culture. University of Massachusetts Dartmouth, Spring 2002.
  • Travel Grants from DPDF (The Dean's Professional Development Funds) and the Center for Portuguese Studies and Culture. University of Massachusetts Dartmouth, Fall 2000 and Spring 2001.
  • Recent-Ph.D. Fellowship from the National Council for Scientific Research (CNPq), toward the project "Paradoxos de final de século: Estratégias discursivas e tecido sócio-histórico em A confissão de Lúcio e Stella Manhattan. Universidade Federal de Ouro Preto, Oct 1997-July 1998.
  • Ph.D. Abroad Fellowship, from the National Council for Scientific Research (CNPq), toward the project "Borders and Selves: Contemporary Autobiography of Brazil and the Americas." University of Minnesota, Twin Cities, Sept 1993-June 1997.
  • Block Grant for Conference Travel, from the University of Minnesota, Twin Cities, toward the project "Estilística da desmistificação: o espírito machadiano em Amazona." XIX Symposium on the Portuguese Traditions (Europe, America, Africa, and Asia), University of California, Los Angeles, April 1996.
  • Block Grant for Conference Travel, from the University of Minnesota, Twin Cities, toward the project "Dissenting Selves in an Authoritarian Culture: Alienation and Self-Realization in the Autobiographies of Sant'Anna, Paiva, and Maciel." Brazilian Studies Association (BRASA) Second Conference, Minneapolis, MN, May 1995.
  • Block Grant for Conference Travel, from the University of Minnesota, Twin Cities, toward the project "Nationalism and Gayness: Intersected Boundaries of Loyalty in Daniel and Gabeira." Brazilian Studies Association (BRASA) International Conference, Atlanta, GA, March 1994.
  • Block Grant for Conference Travel, from the University of Minnesota, Twin Cities, toward the project "Gayness and Nationalism: Intersected Boundaries of Loyalty in Gabeira and Daniel." Midwest Modern Languages Association (MMLA) Annual Conference, Minneapolis, MN, Nov 1993.
  • Block Grant for Research Projects, from the University of Minnesota, Twin Cities, toward "Two Brazilian Stars in Contemporary Literature: Fernando Gabeira and Caetano Veloso," Nov 1992.
  • Minority Scholars Development Program Research Grant, from the University of Minnesota, Twin Cities, toward the advisory on the project "Homosexuality in the Narrative of Native Americans," by Octavio Madigan Ruiz, June 1993.

Select Newspaper, Radio and Television Interviews

  • "Vitrine verde-amarela na Harvard," Márcia Rodrigues. A Notícia 294 (15-21 Mar 2005): 9.
  • "Professor da UMASS Dartmouth fala sobre a história do Samba." A Notícia (Peabody, MA) Dec 15, 2004: 7.
  • "Professor da U-Mass Dartmouth revive Ary Barroso em comemoração ao 7 de setembro," by Márcia Rodrigues. A Notícia (Peabody, MA) Sept 7-13, 2004: 9.
  • Guest of a 45-minute radio studio conversation with reporters of Rádio Globo, 97.3 FM, for an edition of Cultural Spotlight. New Bedford, MA: May 11, 2004.
  • Guest of a 30-minute television studio conversation with Raimundo Delgado, in Portuguese, on Brazilian literature and culture, for an edition of O mundo de língua portuguesa. Channel 95, New Bedford, MA. May 3, 2004. Aired on May 15, 2004.
  • Guest speaker of a 30-minute television studio conversation with Raimundo Delgado, in English, on Brazilian literature and culture, for an edition of Our Community on the Move. Channel 95, New Bedford, MA. May 3, 2004. Aired on June 8, 2004.
  • Guest speaker of a 30-minute studio conversation with Stephen Grossman, in English, Brazilian music, for an edition of The Rational Individualist. Channel 95. New Bedford, MA. May 20, 2004.
  • Interview by Marco Warmen for The World, the news program produced and broadcast by WGBH, BBC and PRI: "Global Hits: Gilberto Gil," Dec 18, 2002
  • "Ritmos brasileiros em rádio universitária americana," by Sussen Gazal. Brazilian Times (Boston) April 5, 2002: 05.
  • "Brazilliance." O Jornal 6 June 2001: 1+.
  • Guest speaker at Povo na TV (The Teaching of Foreign Languages). Alterosa Network (Channel 2), Belo Horizonte, Brazil. Oct 1985.

Online Short Stories

Online Personal Essays (Crônicas)

Online Literary, Cultural, and Political Essays

Online Interviews and Profiles

Radio Broadcasting

  • Volunteer programmer, host, and sound engineer of Brazilliance, a three-hour show dedicated to the music of Brazil and other Lusophone nations. 89.3 FM WUMD ((former 91.1 FM WSMU), North Dartmouth, also online at http://www.893wumd.org/). Thursdays, 15:00-18:00 (EST), Dec 4, 2001 to present.
  • Producer, presenter, and sound engineer of "From Gonzaga to Ceu: One Hundred Years of Women's Songwriting in Brazil," a special edition of Brazilliance, Mar 26, 2008.
  • Producer, presenter, and sound engineer of "Music, Facts and Fictions of Brazil: 1850-1930," a special edition of Brazilliance, Mar. 7 & 14, 2007.
  • Producer, presenter, and sound engineer of "Maria Carrasqueira: An Interview on Choro Music," a special edition of Brazilliance, Nov. 8, 2006.
  • Producer, presenter, and sound engineer of "Leny Andrade: The Bossa Nova and Samba-Jazz Queen," a special edition of Brazilliance, Aug 25, 2005.
  • Producer, presenter, and sound engineer of "Brazil's Beating Heart: The Music, Life and Magic of Ary Barroso," a special edition of Brazilliance, May 8 and 13, 2004.
  • Producer, presenter, and sound engineer of "Caetano Veloso's Sixties and Beyond: a 12-Hour Radio Tribute," a month-long special edition of Brazilliance, Oct 3-31, 2002.
  • Producer, presenter, and sound engineer of "The Brazilian Sound as World Music," a special edition of Gaya Hypothesis. 91.1 FM WSMU, Dec 22, 2001.
  • Producer, presenter, and sound engineer of "Divas of Brazilian Music: From A to Z," a special edition of Brazilliance, April 18, 2002.
  • Producer, presenter, and sound engineer of "Chants of Blues and Enchantment: The Diasporas of Africa, Brazil and Portugal," a special edition of Brazilliance, Dec 18, 2001.
  • Guest speaker at The Sounds of Brazil, with Sérgio Mielniczenko. KPFK FM Radio Station, Hollywood, CA, Feb 29, 1996.

Other Participations in Cultural Events

  • Organizer of Candida Rose and the KabuJazz Ensemble in Concert, with the financial support from the Center for Portuguese Studies. University of Massachusetts Dartmouth, Aug 1, 2007.
  • Organizer of Anita Coelho and Her Brazilian Ensemble in Concert, with the financial support from the Center for Portuguese Studies. University of Massachusetts Dartmouth, July 18, 2007.
  • Co-organizer of the music concert Parceria, with Mozambican Samito Matsinhe and Stewart Sukuma, co-sponsored by the UMass Dartmouth African and African-American Studies Program and the Center of Portuguese Studies and Culture. Mar 24, 2006.
  • Organizer of Choro Music: History and Performance, by musicologist and mandolin player (Dr.) Paulo Sá, an event sponsored by the UMass Dartmouth Center of Portuguese Studies and Culture. Feb 1st, 2006.
  • Co-organizer with Clémence Jouet-Pastre and Tomás Amorim of Brazilian Women in Popular Music, a multimedia program featuring a live concert by Valdisa Moura & Band and a lecturer by Prof. Dário Borim. Harvard University, April 18, 2005.
  • Organizer of both editions of O coração palpitante do Brasil: Um tributo multimídia a Ary Barroso, an academic, cinematic, musical, and theatrical event featuring Edel and Fernando Holz, with the financial support from the U-Mass Dartmouth Center for Portuguese Studies and Culture and the David Rockefeller Center for Latin American Studies in Harvard University. Cambridge, MA, Sept 10, 2004; and Dartmouth, Sept 11, 2004.
  • Director and writer of a theatrical adaptation of Dias Gomes' O pagador de promessas. Portuguese Summer Program at the UMass Dartmouth. Dartmouth, July 27, 2004.
  • Organizer of the concert Carcoarco Trio: Brazilian Folk and Classical Music, with the financial support from the Center for Portuguese Studies and Culture and David Rockefeller Center for Latin American Studies in Harvard University. University of Massachusetts Dartmouth, Nov 4, 2003.
  • Organizer of the concert Black Composers and the Musical Roots of Brazil: A Recital by Maria José Carrasqueira and Wendy Rolfe, with the financial support from the Center for Portuguese Studies and Culture and the David Rockefeller Center for Latin American Studies in Harvard University. University of Massachusetts Dartmouth, April 1, 2003.
  • Organizer of the concert Trio Tucan and Armandinho Live, with the financial support from the Center for Portuguese Studies and Culture, the Center for Jewish Culture, and the Portuguese Language Club. Crapo Gallery/Star Store. University of Massachusetts Dartmouth, Nov 21, 2002.
  • Organizer of the concert Paisagens Noturnas: A Recital by Odette Ernest Dias and Jaime Ernest Dias, with the financial support from the Center for Portuguese Studies and Culture. University of Massachusetts Dartmouth, May 4, 2002.
  • Organizer of the concert Duo Bossa Nova (Fernando Holz and Zeca Barros) in Concert, with the financial support from the Center for Portuguese Studies and Culture. University of Massachusetts Dartmouth, July 20, 2001.
  • Local coordenador of the national literary contest "Redescobrindo o Brasil aos 500 anos." TAP Air Portugal, Rio de Janeiro, RJ, Sept-Oct, 1999.
  • Judge of the literary contest "Crônicas dos 30 anos da UFOP." Ouro Preto/Mariana, MG, June 1999.
  • Actor in A Wife and Her Three Husbands, by Magdalena Gastalois. XIII Festival das Línguas, Universidade Federal de Ouro Preto, Mariana, MG, Feb 1999.
  • Voice-over on The Amazon Trail, a CD-ROM by MECC. Minneapolis, MN, Feb 1994.
  • Director of MAI-Cultural, a monthly series of lectures and audio-visual presentations. Modern American Institute, Belo Horizonte, MG, Feb 1984-Dec 1986.

Honorary Titles and Awards

  • Member of the Marquis Who Is Who in America. Oct 2008.
  • Mérito Cultural Award, Instituto Brasileiro de Culturas Internacionais (InBrasCi-MG). Mariana, MG, Sept 23, 2008.
  • Member of the Who Is Who Among America's Teachers. National Academic Affairs, Oct 2005.
  • Honorary Member of Academia de Letras de Paraguaçu. Paraguaçu, MG, Dec 2002.
  • Charter Member of the Phi Lambda Beta, the Portuguese Honor Society (an auxiliary of the American Association of Teachers of Spanish and Portuguese). University of Massachusetts Dartmouth, March 2002.
  • Very Important Person, for three years of various volunteer work, especially that of public relations, translator and interpreter. American School of Belo Horizonte, May 2000.
  • Honored University Scholar. Third Annual Faculty Appreciation, University of Minnesota, April 1992.
  • Member of the Honor Society of Phi Kappa Phi (formed by top 10% of graduate students). University of Minnesota, Feb 1990.
  • One of the three short-listed national finalists of the ICI-Oxford Scholarship Contest (among candidates from all fields of study and all Brazilian universities). Universidade Federal de Minas Gerais/ICI, July 1987.
  • Member of the Who Is Who in American Jr. Colleges. Eastern Wyoming College, May 1983.

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