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Patrícia Martinho Ferreira

Assistant Professor of Portuguese, Lusophone Literature and Film

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409 Herter Hall

Patrícia Martinho Ferreira has a wide-ranging interdisciplinary interests in the cultures of the Portuguese-speaking world and works within a transnational framework (Portugal, Brazil and Lusophone Africa). Her research and teaching interests include Lusophone Literature and Film, Postcolonial/Decolonial Studies, Memory and Trauma Studies, Social and Environmental Justice, Urban Space, Sound Studies, Visual Culture and Film Studies. Before joining the Department of Languages, Literatures and Cultures at UMass Amherst, she taught at UMass Lowell, Brown University, Georgetown University and the University of Bucharest. At UMass Amherst she is responsible for the Lídia Jorge Chair in Portuguese Studies and curates the Lusophone Film Festival. She is the author of Orphans of the Empire: Colonial Legacies in Contemporary Portuguese Literature (Lisbon: ICS, 2021).

PhD Portuguese and Brazilian Studies, Brown University
MEd Teaching Portuguese as Foreign Language, University of Porto 
MA Theory and Narrative Analysis, University of Coimbra 
BA Modern Languages and Literatures, University of Coimbra 

Courses Recently Taught

Brazil Film and Fiction
Cinema of the Lusophone Word
The City in Contemporary Lusophone Literature and Film
Social and Environmental Justice through Lusophone Lit., Film & Visual Arts