A. CARLOS QUÍCOLI
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JOSÉ LUIZ PASSOS
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José Luiz Passos is a Professor of Luso-Brazilian Literatures and Cultures. He received his Ph.D. in Hispanic Languages and Literatures from UCLA in 1998. Prior to joining the Department of Spanish and Portuguese at UCLA in 2008, he held a tenured appointment at UC Berkeley. He was recently the inaugural director of the UCLA Center for Brazilian Studies (2008-2011). He is the author of Ruínas de linhas puras (1998) — on Mário de Andrade and Brazilian modernism — and Romance com pessoas (2014), which interprets Shakespeare’s influence on Machado de Assis’s realist fiction. He has published two novels with Alfaguara: Nosso grão mais fino (2009) and O sonâmbulo amador (2012), a finalist for the São Paulo Prize, and the winner of the 2013 Portugal Telecom Literary Prize for best novel and best book of the year, as well as winner of the 2014 Brasília Literary Prize for best novel. José Luiz Passos is also the author of a stage play and short stories published in Argentina, Brazil, France, and the United States. His current research and teaching focus on contemporary fiction, Machado de Assis, and travel in the nineteenth century.
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Patrícia Lino is Assistant Professor of Luso-Brazilian literatures and cinema and the author of O Kit de Sobrevivência do Descobridor Português no Mundo Anticolonial (2020), Não é isto um livro (2020), and Manoel de Barros e A Poesia Cínica (2019). She recently directed DAEDALUS 22/1 (BRA 2021), Anticorpo. A Parody of the Laughable Empire (US 2019; Brazil 2020), and Vibrant Hands (2019). She is also the author of the mixed poetry book-album I Who Cannot Sing (2020). Lino presented, published, and exhibited essays, poems, and illustrations in more than six countries. Her current research focuses on contemporary poetry, intermedial poetry, visual and audiovisual culture, Brazilian film, and literary parody. Website.
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I am specializing in Latin American literatures and cultures, with a focus on Andean and Amazonian cultural production. I have worked as a translator for 9 years and in 2013 received a grant from the Brazilian National Library to do the first Spanish translation of seven essays on Amazonia by Brazilian writer Euclides da Cunha. I also lived in the Peruvian Amazon where I worked on a literary cartonera project (2010-2012) directed by Dr. Frédérique Apffel- Marglin, in collaboration with the Ethnic Council of Kichwa Youth in Amazonia, and as part of the international project “Cultural Agents” directed by Professor Doris Summer of the Romance Languages Department at Harvard University. Currently, I am writing my doctoral dissertation on the cultural representations of extractivism in the Andes. As the Editor-in-Chief of Mester (2019-2020), I am also working on a general issue on Human Rights with a special section focused on the Andean and Amazonian regions.
ALESSANDRA DE PAULA
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Professor and Sociolinguistic Researcher of Brazilian Portuguese. She is a Tenured Assistant Professor of Portuguese and Philology at Rio de Janeiro State University (UERJ), who is on leave of absence. She has several publications about the Portuguese phonological system in the Brazilian variety (Rio de Janeiro dialect), and in African varieties (Portuguese from Mozambique and from Sao Tome). Lecturer of Brazilian Portuguese at UCLA, she is currently working in the area of Portuguese as a Foreign Language, and as a Language of Inheritance.
NOHORA ARRIETA FERNÁNDEZ
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Nohora Arrieta Fernández is a Presidential Postdoctoral Fellow. She received her Ph.D. in Latin American Literature and Cultural Studies from Georgetown University in 2021. Her current research focuses on art history, visual studies, the history of commodities, and the intellectual traditions of the African Diaspora in the Americas. She has published essays and articles on Latin American literature and visual arts, comics, and the Afro-Latin American Diaspora, and is a collaborator of art magazines as Artishock and Contemporyand. She recently co-edited Transition. The Magazine of Africa and the Diaspora, 130. Her first co-translation project, Semantic of the World, the Poetry of Romulo Bustos, will be published by New Mexico Press (2022).
DISTINGUISHED PROFESSOR EMERITUS
Randal Johnson joined the faculty of UCLA’s Department of Spanish and Portuguese in 1994 after teaching at Rutgers University (1977-1983) and the University of Florida (1983-1994). A scholar of Luso-Brazilian literature and culture, with a special emphasis on Brazilian cinema, he published numerous monographs, edited books, and essays on diverse aspects of his research interests (see complete list below). In additional to maintaining a high level of scholarly productivity, during his career at UCLA he was also active in faculty governance. He served as chair of the department on two occasions (1996-2001, 2013-2015), director of the University of California’s Education Abroad Program in Brazil (2002-2004), director of the Latin American Institute (2005-2010), and Interim Vice Provost for International Studies and Director of the International Institute (2010-2011). He established the department’s summer study abroad program in Salvador, Bahia, which ran from 2001 through 2016, transformed the Program on Brazil into the Center for Brazilian Studies and the Program on Mexico into the Center for Mexican Studies, and created the Center for Southern Cone Studies. He also established, in collaboration with the Consulate-General of Brazil in Los Angeles, the monthly Brazilian Film Series (2007-present). The Brazilian government has twice recognized his efforts in promoting Brazilian culture, honoring him with the Order of the Southern Cross (1999) and the Order of Rio Branco (2018). He retired from the UCLA faculty in 2018.