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Dr. Graça Índias Cordeiro, professor of Urban Anthropology at ISCTE-University Institute of Lisbon, is Inaugural Gulbenkian/Saab Visiting Professor in Portuguese Studies at UMass Lowell

Prof. Graça Índias Cordeiro

Sociology: Cultures of the World

Prof. Graça Índias Cordeiro
ISCTE-University Institute of Lisbon
Inaugural Gulbenkian / Saab Visiting Professor in Portuguese Studies

Spring Semester 2019 - Monday & Wednesday: 5-6:15 p.m.

This course will focus on contemporary Portuguese culture and society. It will explore contemporary history, geography, politics, economics, as well as major social and cultural features such as language, religion, gastronomy, music, architecture, literature, and the arts. Particular attention will be given to the ambivalence and tension between Portugal’s Atlantic and Mediterranean heritage, in the context of the more recent integration into the Europe Union, and Portugal’s historical and colonial relationships with the vast and diverse Portuguese-speaking world that extends to Africa, South America and Asia. Migratory flows between Portugal and these regions of the world will also be part of the content of the course. Sponsored by the Saab Center for Portuguese Studies and the Calouste Gulbenkian Foundation.

See the Sociology: Cultures of the World listing in the UMass Lowell online Academic Catalog.

More Information

For more information, please contact Prof. Frank F. Sousa, Director, Saab Center for Portuguese Studies by email: frank_sousa@uml.edu or phone: 978-934-5199.

Sponsored by the Saab Center for Portuguese Studies and the Calouste Gulbenkian Foundation.

Dr. Graça Índias Cordeiro, professor of Urban Anthropology at ISCTE-University Institute of Lisbon, is Inaugural Gulbenkian/Saab Visiting Professor in Portuguese Studies at UMass Lowell

Prof. Graça Índias Cordeiro

Special Topic Seminar in Honors (Social Science Perspectives)

Prof. Graça Índias Cordeiro
ISCTE-University Institute of Lisbon
Inaugural Gulbenkian / Saab Visiting Professor in Portuguese Studies

Spring Semester 2019 - Monday & Wednesday: 2-3:15 p.m.

This seminar will explore how language, culture and ethnicity intersect in immigrant communities and through various generations. We will examine the why and how of migration and what cultural changes immigrants experience in host societies, while maintaining economic, social, and cultural ties to the countries and cultures of origin. We’ll further analyze how immigrants from Brazil, Cape Verde and Portugal, among other countries, and their descendants construct a sense of place and home in the receiving country (US). Students will have the opportunity to conduct fieldwork on family and in neighborhoods, associations, churches, markets, and historical archives. Knowledge of Portuguese is not required.

See the Honors Seminar Special Topic Seminar in Honors (Social Science Perspectives) listing in the UMass Lowell online Academic Catalog.

More Information

For more information, please contact Prof. Frank F. Sousa, Director, Saab Center for Portuguese Studies by email: frank_sousa@uml.edu or phone: 978-934-5199.

Sponsored by the Saab Center for Portuguese Studies and the Calouste Gulbenkian Foundation.

For the latest course information please consult the UMass Lowell online Academic catalog.

All Portuguese courses in the World Languages and Cultures Department (courses listed alphabetically in the academic catalog).

Portuguese Courses in the Department of World Languages and Cultures

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Second-Year Portuguese

*Students interested in taking Independent Study and Directed Studies courses in advanced Portuguese language, literature and culture, please contact Professor Frank F. Sousa by email at: frank_sousa@uml.edu.

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