Isis Barra Costa

Assistant Professor | Spanish and Portuguese
Faculty

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.

Education
  • 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)