Email address: Brianna_Medeiros@brown.edu
Hometown: Brockton, MA
Education Background: A.B. Brown University (Portuguese and Brazilian Studies, International Relations)
Research interests: Azorean Literature, Cape Verdean Literature, Questions of Insularity, Portuguese-American Literature, Migration and Literature, 19th and 20th Century Portuguese Literature, Identity and Literature, 19th Century Brazilian Literature.
Selected Conference Papers:
“Portuguese, American, or somewhere in between?: The shifts in self-identity of Portuguese-Americans as portrayed in Portuguese-American literature.” Generations: Current Findings on the Acculturation and Integration of Portuguese Immigrants and their Descendants. Rhode Island College. Providence, RI. October 15, 2011.
“Identity as a Construction Process in Agualusa’s Estação das Chuvas and As mulheres do meu pai” ACLA 2012 (American Comparative Literature Assocation). Brown University. Providence, RI. March 30, 2012.
Courses Taught at Brown: Elementary Portuguese (POBS 0100), Mapping Portuguese-speaking Cultures: Portugal and Africa (POBS 0620).