Visiting Portuguese Instructor
Spanish and Portuguese Department
Office: Callaway S501A
Ana Leticia Fauri holds an M. A. and a Ph. D. in Literary Theory from Faculdade de Letras at PUCRS (2006), in Brazil, and a second M. A. and Ph.D. in Portuguese and Brazilian Studies (2016) from Brown University.
Originally from Porto Alegre (RS), Brazil, professor Fauri has experienced living, researching, and teaching in Brazil, Portugal, and in the United States. She has published several articles and essays on the representation of identity, and the political thought and ideology of Portuguese and Brazilian writers. She is currently editing her first book on Erico Verissimo’s political thought, in which she examines and counterpoints the last five novels published by the southern Brazilian writer with historical data from several archives, including Verissimo’s, the National Archives in Maryland and in Rio de Janeiro, the Hispanic Division of the National Library of Congress in Washington D.C., and the Houghton Library at Harvard University.
Her current research interests focus on expanding the understanding of how government repressive mechanisms in the twentieth century impacted literature and culture in Brazil and in Portugal. Other research and teaching interests include literature from the Lusophone world, literary theory, relations between history and fiction, and the representation of gender and social disparities in Portuguese and Brazilian literature.