Frank Sousa

Frank F. Sousa, Ph.D.

Professor of Portuguese, Director of the Saab Center for Portuguese Studies

College of Fine Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences
World Languages and Cultures Department
O’Leary Library 527

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