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Sarah Ashby

 

Email address: sarah_ashby@brown.edu

Hometown: Terceira Island, Azores

Education Background: A.B. Middlebury College (International Politics).

Research interests: Iberian Intellectual and Ideological History, International Relations and Politics of Identity in the Lusophone World, 20th Century Portuguese and African Literature, Historical Memory in the Iberian Peninsula.

Selected Conference Papers:

"The Enigma of Eva: How the Invisibility of Eva Sheds Light on a Life in Exile." American Comparative Literature Association, University of Toronto, April 2013.

“The Universalist Aspect of Mau Tempo no Canal,” Kentucky Foreign Language Conference, University of Kentucky, April 2013.

“Travel Narratives as Imperial Discourse: A Glimpse Into the Journals of David Livingstone’s Travels through Lusophone Africa”. Northeast Modern Language Association Annual Convention, Boston, March 2013.

 “Reflections from the Field: Teaching and Using Portuguese as a Global Language”. Rhode Island Language Association Fall Conference, Providence, October 2012.

“Patterns of Learning among Spanish Speakers of Portuguese”. Current Approaches to Spanish and Portuguese Second Language Phonology, University of South Carolina,  February 2012.

“Patterns of Learning among Spanish Speakers of Portuguese”. IV Symposium for the Teaching of Portuguese to Spanish Speakers, Georgetown University, March 2011.

Publications:

-With K. Kramer, Welcome to Vermont: English for Working and Living. Middlebury College, Middlebury, VT, Spring 2010.

-“Portugal’s Drug Laws: A Model for Decriminalization”. Middlebury Policy Journal. Middlebury College, Middlebury, VT, Spring 2010.

-“Nuclear Disarmament: The United States and Russia”. Middlebury Policy Journal. Middlebury College, Middlebury, VT, Spring 2010.

Courses Taught at Brown: Intensive Portuguese (POBS 110), Intermediate Portuguese (POBS 400).

Personal Interests: Dressage, Working Equitation, Politics, Travel, Dance.