PAULA GANDARA
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BIOGRAPHY
 
BIOGRAPHY

Paula Gândara has a Ph.D. in Hispanic Literatures with concentration on African and Brazilian Studies. She’s a professor of Lusophone Studies in the Spanish and Portuguese Department of Miami University since 2003. Paula Gândara is the author of Construindo Germano Almeida (Nova Vega, 2008), a major study on arguably one of the best writers of Lusophone Africa published with the support of the Luso-American Foundation and the National Library of Cape Verde. She is a poet, the title Horas de Língua, published in 2006 in Portugal by Quasi Edit. is presently being translated to English, she is also a singer of Brazilian music, a talent which serves her students well! Paula Gândara’s present research focuses on the relations of Portugal, Brazil and Africa in the 19th century and on the status of women in 16th century Goa, a former Portuguese possession in India, often referred to as the Rome of Asia.