BA, M.Phil, Ph.D, MA
Associate Professor in Brazilian Literature and Culture

Academic Background 

After reading for a degree in French and Spanish at Durham University, I took an M.Phil in European Literature at Cambridge and stayed there for my doctoral research on Brazilian writer Clarice Lispector.

Undergraduate Teaching

I lecture on Modern literature from the Portuguese-speaking world (from Machado de Assis to Conceição Evaristo) and teach other final year courses such as Brazilian Cinema and Contemporary Brazilian Literature. I also team teach on courses such as Lusophone African Literature, Women’s Writing in Lusophone literature and Latin American Cinema.

Graduate Teaching

Twentieth and Twenty-First Century Brazilian Literature and Film.

Research Interests

Women’s writing and minority writing from the Lusophone world, particularly Clarice Lispector (Brazil), Maria Gabriela Llansol and Maria Ondina Braga (Portugal), and Lília Momplé (Mozambique). Also the cultural representations of favelas, life-writing (biography) and travel writing.

Recent Publications

Feminine Singular: Women Growing up Through Life Writing, co-edited with Maria José Blanco (Peter Lang, 2017)

‘Neither Here nor There: Unsettling Encounters in Paulo Scott’s Habitante Irreal’, in Vinícius de Carvalho and Nicola Gavioli (eds.) Literature and Ethics in Contemporary Brazil (Routledge, 2017), pp. 124-144

‘Tracing Back Trauma: the Legacy of Slavery in Contemporary Afro-Brazilian Literature by Women’, Angelaki 22: 1 (March 2017).


Subject notes for courses taught at Jesus College:

See also St Peter’s College website and Faculty of Medieval and Modern Languages website.