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Benjamin Legg


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Hometown: Attleboro, MA

Education Background: A.B. University of Massachusetts – Amherst (Journalism, Portuguese)

Research interests: Brazilian national identity,  Brazilian perceptions of the United States, Queer Theory in Brazil and Portugal, Gender and Sexuality in Brazilian and Portuguese literature, Race in Brazilian literature and intellectual history, Brazilian and Lusophone African popular music,  Imperialism and Postcolonial theory, Lusophone African literature, Cross-cultural exchanges in the Lusophone world and abroad,  Teaching Portuguese as a foreign language, Balkan and Eastern Mediterranean studies.


"Review of Tropcialia: generos, identidades, repertorios, e linguagens." Luso-Brazilian Review. 48.2 (2011)

Selected Conference Papers:

"A presença de Mircea Eliade no 'Recado do morro' de João Guimarães Rosa." BRASA X.  University of Illinois, Champaign-Urbana, IL. Sept. 2012

"Reflections on History and Contemporary Crisis in Chinua Achebe's Arrow of God and Ungulani Ba Ka Khosa's Ualalapi." ACLA 2012. Brown Universiry, Providence, RI. March, 2012.

"'Eu descobri que eu sou um anjo' : Black Consciousness in the Music of Jorge Ben Jor."  7th Annual  Meeting of American Portuguese Studies Association, Brown University, Providence, RI. September, 2010.

"The Bi-Cultural Sex Symbol: Sônia Braga in Brazilian and North American Popular Cultures". Gender, Empire and Post Colony, Symposium . University of Massachusetts-Dartmouth, MA. October, 2009.