Profiles in "Portuguese" Expertise Area

  • Deal has taught at ASU for more than 27 years, having given hundreds of Portuguese-language classes to thousands of students.
  • Gradoville teaches Spanish linguistics courses. His research interests include usage-based linguistic theory, sociophonetics, corpus linguistics, research methodology, and variation and change.
  • Ligia Bezerra has taught Portuguese, Spanish, and English in various institutions in Brazil and in the U.S. Bezerra's research interests include Latin American literature and culture, consumption, everyday life, neoliberalism, and democracy.
  • Johnson teaches Spanish and coordinates first and second-year Spanish, including supervising Teaching Assistants.
  • Curran taught Spanish and Portuguese languages and cultures: Survey of Literature of Spain, Brazil; Spanish, Spanish-American and Brazilian Civilization and published extensively on diverse cultures before/after retirement.
  • A historian of Brazil, Prof. Goodman teaches a variety of courses on Brazil and Latin America. His research focuses on race, ethnicity, and nation in Brazil through the lens of German migrants and their descendants.