News News: In Memoriam

News News: In Memoriam
In Memoriam

24 December 2020 Professor Christopher E. Larkosh

Chris Larkosh in memoriam

It is with great sadness that we remember the untimely passing of our colleague Professor Christopher E. Larkosh.  Professor Larkosh was a long-standing member of the Center for Portuguese Studies and Culture’s Executive Board. He was a champion of Luso-American literature and a devoted academic.  This is a great loss to the Portuguese-American community. 

Professor Larkosh earned his PhD in Comparative Literature from the University of California Berkeley in 1996. He was polylingual, loved travelling, and was a familiar face on the conference circuit. He joined the UMass Dartmouth community in 2007 as a faculty member in the Department of Portuguese.  He is the author of over twenty articles in academic journals such as TTR and The Translator, as well as the Routledge/T&F journal Translation Studies, for which he also collaborated as Reviews Editor from 2012 to 2014. 

Professor Larkosh was involved with Tagus Press throughout his time at UMass Dartmouth. He served a term as faculty director, as co-editor of the journal Portuguese Literary & Cultural Studies (PLCS), and, most recently, as co-editor of the Portuguese in the Americas series. He was co-editor (with Oona Patrick) of Behind the Stars, More Stars: The Tagus/Disquiet Collection of New Luso-American Writing (Portuguese in the Americas Series). Larkosh was also co-editor (with Mario Pereira and Memory Holloway) of Transatlantic Africas: Visual, Material and Sonic Cultures of Lusophone Africa (PLCS) and co-editor (with Emanuel da Silva, Maggie L. N. Felisberto, and Jo-Anne S. Ferreira) of Luso-American Literatures and Cultures Today (PLCS). 

On behalf of the entire UMass Dartmouth community of Luso-Afro-Brazilian studies, we extend our most heartfelt condolences to Chris’s family and friends. He will be missed by many.