Professor Daniela Meireles earned her Ph.D. in Iberian and Latin American Literature and Culture at the University of Texas at Austin. Her research on inter-American cultures focuses on contemporary Brazilian and Spanish-American literature and film and examines the ways such cultural production challenges mainstream discourses of hemispheric citizenship, while building on those of pan-Americanism and pan-latinidad.
Dr. Meireles joined the Department of Hispanic Studies at the College of Charleston in the Fall 2019 where she is currently an Instructor of Spanish and Portuguese and has been serving the Department as part of the Portuguese Program Steering Committee as well as co-advising the Portuguese Club and the National Portuguese Honor Society Phi Lambda Beta.
She will offer her First-Year Experience seminar in the Fall 2020 and she is excited to introduce freshman students to Brazilian culture, her home country.
In Dr. Meireles’s own words:
The love for foreign languages and for cultural diversity defines my personal and academic life. I hope I can inspire in my students the same passion for languages and cultures as well as the empathy necessary to become world citizens. I am grateful to the Department of Hispanic Studies and to the College of Charleston for the opportunity to get involved with the campus in many ways, whether it be through teaching languages and cultures, promoting Latin American cultural events, or being part of new initiatives and future projects involving Portuguese and Brazil.