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The PORTulane community is a vibrant collection of people that have diverse trajectories in the language and culture of the lusophone world. Join us weekly as we share a 2-minute video featuring a new community member. 

Learn more about this successful PORTulane alum!

Special thanks to Frida Melgar and the Stone Center for Latin American Studies for their support for this project. 



Previously featured:

* Josh Belew, a first-semester student of Portuguese!

* Leo Oliveira, the instructor of the Brazilian Music Ensemble at Tulane. Learn more in his interview: 

* Julie Gamze, a TU alum, and learn a little more about how Portuguese has changed her life!

* Special guest on PORTraits: Ana Claudia dos Santos São Bernardo:

* Kyle Young, an M.A. student in the Latin American Studies program who also completed his undergraduate studies here at Tulane.


Café y Conversación - (TBA)

Bate Papo - (TBA)
Join us for informal conversation and comidas típicas brasileiras

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Upcoming Lectures and Events


In the News

Navio Negreiro - "The Slave Ship"
Bilingual poetry reading evokes the suffering of slaves in the New World

Recent Lectures and Events

Lamonte Aidoo
“Without a Name and Under the Tongue: Sexual Violence, Brazilian Slavery, and the Archive”

Andrew S. Curran 
“Before Anthropology: Enlightenment Science and the Category of the Human” 
Book Presentation: “Diderot and the Art of Thinking Freely” 

James N. Green
"Exile within Exiles: The Extraordinary Life of Herbert Daniel, Gay Brazilian Revolutionary"

Amazônia Ocupada Symposium

O Navio Negreiro, The Slave Ship - A Public Poetry Reading

"Divorce Court": a staged reading of Miguel de Cervantes's "El juez de los divorcios" in a new English translation. 


Harley Erdmann, UMass, Amherst
“Translating the Counter-Canon of Early Modern Spanish Theater: Theatrical Journeys with Luis Vélez de Guevara’s La serrana de la Vera

Sophia McClennen, Penn State University
* “Globalization and Latin American Cinema: Toward a New Critical Paradigm”  
* “Satire, Politics, and Resistance: The Global Rise of Comedy and Activism”  

PORTrait of Brazil  - IEW International Education Week 

Luiz Ruffato: “Literatura e Invisibilidade”    

Marti Buckley: What's Basque Got to Do with It: Tradition and Modernity in Hispanic Footways

Prof. Gisela Heffes, Rice University: "El nuevo paisaje rural argentino: contaminación y ecodeformidades"

Pedro Meira Monteiro, Princeton University: The Internal Ear: Caetano Veloso's take on bossa nova

Marielle Presente e Futuro: An Artistic Tribute to Marielle Franco

Study Abroad teaches you more than how to conjugate

Foreign Language Pedagogy and Research: New Approaches to Old Challenges

Newcomb Art Museum Presents Author Reading with Yuri Herrera

Poetry Reading: Navio Negreiro "The Slave Ship"

A talk by poet and scholar, Sara Uribe, the "Emily Dickinson of Tamaulipas"

Ana Paulina Lee Mandarin Brazil Chinese Labor, Memory, and Representation 

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