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Café & Conversación - Primavera 2023

Bate-Papo - Primavera 2023 

Upcoming Lectures and Events

Friday, April 28, 2023
Time: 4:00pm 
Greenleaf Conference Room (Jones Hall – Tulane University) 

Information Session for Prospective Graduate Students
Reunión informativa por zoom destinada a interesados en solicitar admisión al programa de posgrado del departamento de español y portugués de Tulane University (New Orleans, EEUU)
Information session via zoom for those interested in applying to the graduate program at the Department of Spanish and Portuguese at Tulane University (New Orleans, USA)
Viernes 11 de noviembre de 2022 - Friday, November 11, 2022
4pm (hora central de EEUU) (CDT)

Favor de inscribirse aquí - una vez completada la inscripción, recibirá una confirmación con el enlace para acceder a la reunión.
Please register on Zoom - once registration is completed, you will receive confirmation with the link for the meeting.

Navio Negreiro trilingual poetry reading
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PORTa-voz: PORTulane continues its popular video series!
Tune in weekly to hear from a different community member about their favorite word in Portuguese. Don't forget to share yours in the comments! 

Ana Carolina de Paula of the Poli Sci department and her favorite word: serelepe!


Mestre Cocada, capoeira instructor and TIDES service learning partner, TU

Tate Sheppard, 1st year law student, TU

Ezra Spira-Cohen, Visiting Assistant Professor of Political Science, TU

Idelber Avelar, Professor of Spanish and Portuguese

Daniel de los Rios, PhD student in Spanish and Portuguese, TU

Igor Acácio, Post-Doctoral Fellow at Center for Inter-American policy and research, TU

Catie Mae Carey, 3rd year undergraduate and Altman Scholar,

Pablo Barra, PhD student in Spanish and Portuguese, TU

Sara Pancerella, PhD student in Spanish and Portuguese, TU

Stephanie Holden, alum in Spanish and Portuguese, TU

Ana Guilhermina Soeters, alum in TU Business School and outgoing BRASA student  org president

Mike Bromberg, PhD student in Latin American Studies, TU

Andromeda Yahoudy-Macner, TU undergrad

Guilherme Mariano, Professor at the Universidade Regional do Cariri; Co-Director of the TU-URCA telecollaboration partnership

Sydney Jernigan, TU undergrad

Juliana Taddone, NOLA Brazilian caterer

Ana Maria Caldwell, Executive Director of Bard Early College

Sarah Mellman, PhD student in Anthropology, TU

Claudia B. de Brito, Senior Executive Secretary, Department of Spanish and Portuguese

Adrienne Gonzales, TU Assistant Dean for Language Learning

Dan Sharp, Chair of the Dept. of Music, TU

Julie Cornfield, TU undergrad

Glauber Brito Matos Lacerda, TU visiting scholar (Fall 2019)

Carolyn Barber-Pierre, TU Assistant Vice President for Student Affairs and the Director of the Center for Intercultural Life

Patrick Urbine, a TU Altman alumnus (May 2021)

Megwen Loveless, Director of the Portuguese Basic Language Program, TU

Christopher Dunn, Chair of the Dept. of Spanish and Portuguese, TU

Carolina Nobrega, 1st year undergraduate and heritage speaker, TU

Jessica Glass, PhD student in Latin American Studies, TU

Raleigh Kreis, 1st year undergraduate, TU

Jonathan Gutmann, TU alum and TU Admissions Counselor.

Grant Little, 4th year undergraduate and Altman Scholar, TU

Abby Cramer, TU alum

José Fernando Nascimento Moraes, 4th year undergraduate and BRASA founding member, TU

Professor Edith Wolfe, Assistant Director for Undergraduate Programs at the Stone Center for Latin American Studies, TU

Hannah Palmer, PhD, Program Manager at the Stone Center for Latin American Studies, TU

Carolina Timóteo de Oliveira, PhD student in Latin American Studies, TU

Rachel Stein, PhD, Research and Instructional Librarian at the Latin American Library, TU

Annie Gibson, PhD, Director of Study Abroad at the Center for Global Education, TU

Josh Belew, 1st year undergraduate, TU
Leo Oliveira, Adjunct Professor and Director of the Brazilian Music Ensemble, TU

Julie Gamze, Family Literacy and Workforce Coordinator for the Immigration and Refugee Services arm of Catholic Charities, TU alum

Anjana Turner, J.D. International lawyer and TU alum

Kyle Young, MA student in Latin American Studies, TU

Ana Claudia dos Santos São Bernardo, PhD. Zemurray-Stone Postdoctoral Fellow at the Stone Center for Latin American Studies, TU

In the News

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Recent Lectures and Events


Workshop: Gamify the Language Classroom - K-12 Educator
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Rethinking Early Modern English and Spanish Religious Texts: A conversation with Debora Shuger and Dale Shuger

Carolina: raça e gênero na favela de Canindé

Tantas vezes Carolina: uma conversa com Sirlene Barbosa & João Pinheiro.

Navio Negreiro by Castro Alves is a classic piece by Brazilian abolitionist Castro Alves describing the middle passage.

The TU annual Black History Month bilingual poetry reading of Navio Negreiro by Castro Alves virtual for the first time ever!

Brazil-themed house float.
We also enjoyed our first BRIGADEIRO KING CAKE and GOIABADA KING CAKE plus plenty of pão de queijo!

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

Foreign Language Pedagogy and Research: New Approaches to Old Challenges

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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