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Manaíra Aires Athayde

Visiting Scholar in the Department of Iberian and Latin American Cultures from May 2019 to April 2021.

Manaíra Aires Athayde is a Visiting Scholar in the Department of Iberian and Latin American Cultures at Stanford University. She is a researcher at the Centre for Portuguese Literature at the University of Coimbra. At the same institution, she received her Ph.D. in Materialities of Literature, supported by a Capes Doctoral Fellowship. Her thesis was awarded the Mário Quartin Graça Prize 2018 by the House of Latin America in Portugal. Prior to coming to Stanford, she was a visiting professor of Brazilian Studies at the University of Salamanca. She has edited Literatura Explicativa: Ensaios sobre Ruy Belo (Assírio & Alvim, 2015). Her recent research project draws on new media theory to analyze how digital archives have been changing our image of the authors and their works. The focus is on the Luso-Brazilian, Iberian, and Latin American contexts.
 
University of Coimbra, Researcher [collaborating member], Centre for Portuguese Literature, 2018 - present
University of Salamanca, Visiting Professor, Department of Modern Philology, 2015 - 2017
 

Education

University of Coimbra, Ph.D. in Materialities of Literature, 2017
Dissertation Title: “Ruy Belo and Brazilian Modernism. Poetry, Archive”. Advisor: Pedro Serra
University of Porto, BA in Communication Sciences, Faculty of Letters, 2011 

 

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RESEARCH AND TEACHING INTERESTS
Comparative Literature; Literary Theory; Portuguese and Brazilian Studies; Iberian and Latin American Literatures and Cultures; Intercultural Studies; Cultural Studies; Postcolonial Studies; Literary and Media Studies; Digital Humanities; Genetic Criticism; Literary Archives and Digital Manuscripts.