Carlos Cortez Minchillo promoted to Associate Professor with Tenure

The department of Spanish and Portuguese is thrilled to announce that our esteemed colleague Carlos Cortez Minchillo has been promoted to Associate Professor with Tenure! Minchillo holds a Ph.D. on Brazilian literature from the University of São Paulo, and his main areas of interest include modern and contemporary Brazilian prose, inter-American cultural diplomacy in the 20th Century, and the contemporary spoken word scene in Brazil. He has published several articles in scholarly journals both in Brazil and the United States, and his book Erico Verissimo, escritor do mundo [Erico Verissimo, World Writer] was awarded the 2018 Casa de las Américas Prize. The book examines the impact of the U.S. Good Neighbor policy on the career of Brazilian novelist Erico Verissimo and the international circulation of Brazilian literature. Minchillo is current working on fictional representations of civic insurgency in Brazilian literature, theater, cinema, and popular music. Congrats Carlos!