History and culture of Brazil

As the Olympics approach and the world focuses their attention on Brazil, many will wonder about the country itself and be interested to learn more. Christopher Lewis, assistant professor of languages and literature and director of the Portuguese and Brazilian studies program, is available to discuss the history, language, culture and the political crisis of Brazil. His research and teachings focus on 21st century Brazilian literature and intersections of music, politics, literature and cinema through the Lusophone world. He teaches courses on Brazilian identity reflected through film, popular music during the Brazilian dictatorship, notions of empire and the Lusotropicalist myth in the Portuguese diaspora and a survey of Brazilian literature.
Christopher Lewis | Christopher.t.Lewis@utah.edu | 801-581-3862