Isabel Rodrigues, PhD


Sociology / Anthropology




Liberal Arts 392B


Brown UniversityPhD




Online and Continuing Education Courses

A survey of various social problems in the contemporary world. Special emphasis is placed upon analysis of social problems in American society.
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Students will discuss and write papers on aspects of a subject chosen for the semester.

Isabel P. B. Fêo Rodrigues received a Ph.D in Anthropology from Brown University and is currently an Associate Professor of Anthropology at the University of Massachusetts Dartmouth. Her research and publications primarily engage ethnohistorical processes of cultural and linguistic change, gendering and racialization, colonialism and creolization. Geographically her work engages the Lusophone Afro-Atlantic in a comparative perspective. She has conducted archival and ethnographic research in the United States, Cape Verde, Portugal, and Brazil. She is also engaged in applied research in the fields of sociolinguistics, medical anthropology, and migration for both non-profit and government organizations. 

Professor Rodrigues has designed several courses that cross-list with Women and Gender Studies and the Doctoral program in Luso-Afro-Brasilian Studies and Theory including: Women and Sexualities Across Cultures; Empire & Colonialism in the Portuguese Afro-Atlantic; The Ideal Society & the State.

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