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Daniel Ferreira da Silva

Picture of Daniel Ferreira da Silva in front of Gilbert Hall, Department of Romance Languages at the University of Georgia
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PhD in Romance Languages, Teaching Assistant of Portuguese and Spanish

I have a PhD and a Master's degree in Romance Languages from the University of Georgia (UGA). I first arrived at UGA as a Fulbright Portuguese Teaching Assistant in 2015-2016. I have taught different levels of Portuguese since then, from elementary proficiency to full professional working proficiency, following the ACTFL ILR scale. In 2019, I was also invited to teach an accelerated elementary level of Spanish and have been teaching both Portuguese and Spanish ever since. In my PhD program, I have completed all requirements and I graduated with a LACS Certificate. My interest for LACS took shape during a research opportunity with the Brazilian Studies Program part of the Latin American Center at Oxford University in 2022. However, I have always had a passion for languages and cultures in contact. I earned a Bachelor of Arts in English Language and Literature from the Federal University of Ceara, in Brazil, and my MA thesis featured the dialectal translation of Brazilian folk poetry, Cordel. I created an eye dialect based on correspondences between Brazilian Northeastern Portuguese and varieties of Southern English. In similar fashion, for my PhD dissertation, I researched the Afro-Indigenous features of Brazilian Latinidad as part of Latin American Cinema.

Events featuring Daniel Ferreira da Silva
On Zoom

Heavenly Body: A Conversation with Brazilian Actor and Poet Giovanni Venturini

Moderator: Daniel Ferreira da Silva, PhD student

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Giovanni Venturini is an actor, clown, playwright, screenwriter,…

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