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 Brazil and in the U.S. Her 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.