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Frank Sousa

Frank F. Sousa, Ph.D.Professor of Portuguese, Director of the Saab Center for Portuguese Studies
  • College
    College of Fine Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences
  • Department
    World Languages and Cultures Department
  • Phone
    (978) 934-5199
  • Office
    Mahoney Hall - Basement
  • Email

Research Interests

Portuguese language and culture.


  • Ph D: Hispanic Languages and Literatures, (1992), University of California, Santa Barbara
  • MA: Portuguese, (1984), University of California, Santa Barbara
  • BS: Psychology, (1980), University of Santa Clara - Santa Clara, CA

Selected Awards and Honors

  • Medalha de Merito (2010) - Government of the Autonomus Region of the Azores
  • Educator of the Year Award (2000) - Portuguese-American Leadership Council of the United States
  • president's community service award (2000) - umass dartmouth
  • President's Community Service Award (2000) - University of Massachusetts Lowell
  • Comendador da Ordem do Infante D. Henrique Award (1996) - Government of Portugal
  • Commendation (1995) - State of Massachusetts
  • Fulbright Fellowship (1995) - Biblioteca Nacional- Lisbon, Portugal

Selected Presentations

  • Talking Stock of Portuguese-American Literature: Successes and Challenges - Exploring the Portuguese Diaspora in Interdisciplinary and Comparative Persepctives: An International Conference, July 2013 - Butler University
  • A Atividade Editorial da Tagus Press at UMass Darmouth - 5 Encontro Internacional Conexoes Itau Cultural, November 2012 - Instituto Itau Cultural- Sao Paolo, Brazil
  • Alfred Lewis and the Portuguese-American Experience - Disquiet: Dzanc Books International Writers' Workshop, July 2012 - Luso-American Foundation
  • Os Romances de Alfred Lewis e Identidade Dupla Luso-Americana - Coloquio Internacional: O Faial e a Periferia Acoriana nos Seculos XV a XX, May 2012 - Horta, Azores