A Lecture By Dr. Cecília

Cecília Rodrigues is Assistant Professor of Portuguese at the University of Georgia. She holds a Ph.D. in Lusophone Literatures from the University of Massachusetts Amherst. Dr. Rodrigues specializes in Contemporary Brazilian Literature. Her research interests include prose fiction of the 21st century, narratives of displacement, and the construction of Brazilian national identities. She is initiating research that encompasses all Portuguese-speaking countries, including ecofeminism, women’s writing, and the short story. She is also interested in the teaching of Portuguese as a second language, specifically through project-based learning.  Her articles have been published in several journals including Hispania and Luso-Brazilian ReviewHer first book, Além da ruína: articulações da esperança na narrativa de Milton Hatoum (2018) is published by Edições UFC, Brazil. Dr. Rodrigues is the co-founder of the U.S. Chapter of the Brazilian women writers’ collective Mulherio das Letras (Women of Letters), which aims at disseminating the work of Portuguese-speaking women writers to an English-speaking audience.