Teaching Assistant Professor
Robert Anderson received his Ph.D. from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and has forty years of post-baccalaureate experience in foreign language education, most of that in Portuguese instruction, and has developed and taught a wide range of courses on Portuguese language and the Lusophone world.
He served as a tenured professor and department chair at Winston-Salem University before returning to UNC-Chapel Hill in 2015. At WSSU, he established an undergraduate minor in Portuguese and helped create and direct student exchanges with Brazil as well as faculty collaborations. At WSSU, he also developed and taught General Education courses on globalization, experience abroad, and Indian literature.
He has published in the areas of Afro-Brazilian studies and Brazilian performing arts, and his current research project deals with the cultural appropriation of Palmares, the seventeenth-century maroon state in Brazil. He has also recently published on Luso-Asian literatures and on teaching Indian literature. His newest project is on Lusophone Language, Culture, and Intellectual History in Goa, India. Anderson is a member representing Goa in working group, “Language and Literature: Race Relations, Sociocultural Diversity, and Interculturality in Portuguese-Speaking Countries” based at the Federal University of Minas Gerais, Brazil. Finally, he is engaged in literary and nonliterary translation from Portuguese to English
Visit http://romancestudies.unc.edu/faculty/robert-anderson/ to learn more about Dr. Anderson.