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Torin K Spangler

Email address: [email protected] 

Hometown: South Salem, NY

Education Background: B.A. McGill University, QC, Canada (History); M.A. Leiden University, Netherlands (African Studies); PgC (Postgraduate Certificate) University of Lisbon (Translation Practices)

Research Interests: colonial and contemporary Lusophone African fiction; Portuguese, Brazilian and Lusophone African historical fiction and historiographic metafiction; Angolan and Mozambican history and historiography; Portuguese colonial and postcolonial studies

Selected Publications:

“Whose Colonial Project? Angolan Elites and the Colonial Exhibitions of the 1930s: Notes on the Special Magazine Edition of ‘A província de Angola,’ August 15, 1934”. e-Journal of Portuguese History, Vol. 16, number 1, June 2018, pp. 96-116.

Selected Conference Papers:

“Whose Colonial Project? Angolan Elites and the Colonial Exhibitions of the 1930s”, 11th International Conference of the American Portuguese Studies Association, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, Oct. 18-20, 2018.

“The Sertão (‘Backlands’) as a Literary Topos in Colonial Angola and Brazil”, 44th Meeting of the African Literature Association, Washington, D.C., May 23-26, 2018.

Courses taught at Brown:

  • Intensive Portuguese (POBS 110)
  • Writing and Speaking Portuguese (POBS 400)