Isis Barra Costa

Assistant Professor | Spanish and Portuguese

Isis Barra Costa is an Assistant Professor of Spanish and Portuguese. Dr. Barra Costa's interests include Interdisciplinary approaches to Brazilian literature and culture (North American and Hispanic/ Anglophone Caribbean); Afro-Brazilian performance, visual arts, literature and poemusic/orature; Afro-Diasporic sacred and secular manifestations in its various expressions; and politics of identity, gender and race in the literatures of the Americas.

Her publications include Mnemonic Maps of the Afro-Brazilian Diaspora. (Forthcoming with Diasporic Africa Press, 2017); Passo da Guanxuma: Contactos culturales entre Brasil y Argentina. Isis Costa McElroy and Eduardo Muslip, eds. (Buenos Aires: Editorial Universidad Nacional de General Sarmiento, 2013); Brasil: Ficciones de Argentinos. Isis Costa McElroy and Eduardo Muslip, eds. (Buenos Aires: Casa Nova, 2013).

Dr. Barra Costa has taught the following courses: Contactos culturales entre Brasil y Argentina; Twenty-first Century Brazilian Literature/ Literatura e cibercultura; Transtextuality in the Portuguese Speaking World: Cinema & Literature; Introdução às literaturas e culturas do mundo lusófono; Representing Identity in the Cinema of the Portuguese-Speaking World; Portuguese Conversation and Composition; Latin American Literature in Translation.

  • Ph.D., Comparative Literature, New York University (2005)
  • M.A., English Literature, New York University (1992)
  • B.A., English Literature and Education, Pontificia Universidade Católica, São Paulo (1989)

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