Dear friends of Portuguese Studies at UMass Lowell,
The Saab-Pedroso Center for Portuguese Culture and Research, in partnership with the departments of English and Cultural Studies, invites you to three events in April dedicated to Portuguese literature, Brazilian culture, and Portuguese-American literature. The events are free and open to the public.
Frank F. Sousa, PhD
Professor of Portuguese, Department of Cultural Studies
Director, Saab-Pedroso Center for Portuguese Culture and Research
Coburn Hall 108
850 Broadway Street
Lowell, MA, 01854
He was founding director (1998-2014) of Tagus Press at UMass Dartmouth, a partner of the University Press of New England. At the same press he was also general editor of the Portuguese in the Americas Series, 2003-2014, and the Adamastor Series, 2011-2014. He has twice been a Fulbright Scholar at the National Library in Lisbon, Portugal.
Before being hired by UMass Lowell in January 2014, he was at Umass Dartmouth, where he proposed and led the campaigns to create the Summer Program in Portuguese (1994), the Center for Portuguese Studies and Culture (1996), and the Department of Portuguese (2000), the Hélio and Amélia Pedroso/Luso-American Foundation Endowed Chair in Portuguese Studies (2001), the Ferreira-Mendes Portuguese-American Archives (2005-09), and the Portuguese-American Newspaper Digitization Initiative (2007-09). He was a member of the Board of Directors of the Massachusetts Foundation for the Humanities (now MassHumanites), 2003-09, and was designated a Comendador da Ordem do Infante D. Henrique by the Government of Portugal in 1997 and awarded the Medalha de Mérito by the Government of the Autonomous Region of the Azores in 2010.