Academics

Hector Brasil-Laurenzo

Degrees: Ph. D., Spanish and Portuguese Studies, Ohio State University 1995; M.A., Portuguese, U.C. Santa Barbara 1987; M.A., Spanish, California State University, Los Angeles 1981; B.A., Latin American Studies and Spanish, Brigham Young University, Provo, Utah

Office Hours: M/W/F/ 2:30 – 3:00 and app.

Portrait

Area of Expertise

Historical background of Portuguese immigration in southern Brazil and Uruguay (1700-1840)

Research Highlights

  • Research on “Picaresque” literature of Spain, 1550 to 1700
  • Women in Cervantes’ Don Quixote and the “Negritude”
  • Historical development of Colonia del Sacramento, a Portuguese colony in the colonial period of Uruguay

Courses Offered at Redlands

  • Don Quixote (Senior Seminary)
  • “La Picaresca”
  • Hispanic Nobel Prizes
  • Spanish Linguistics
  • Latin-American Culture and Civ.
  • Advance Spanish Grammar
  • First and Second Years Spanish
  • The cultural and social impact of the Spanish conquest of California natives (Winter Seminar)
  • May Terms in Uruguay and Argentina, 2002/ 2003

Degrees Held

  • Ph. D. in Spanish and Portuguese Studies, The Ohio State University (1995)
  • M.A. in Portuguese, University of California, Santa Barbara (1987)
  • M.A. in Spanish, California State University, Los Angeles (1981)
  • B.A. in Latin American Studies and Spanish, Brigham Young University, Provo, Utah

Previous Teaching Experience

  • Ball State University, Muncie, Indiana (Spanish)
  • The Ohio State University, Columbus, Ohio (Portuguese)
  • Ohio University, Athens, Ohio (Spanish)
  • The Ohio State University, Columbus, Ohio (Spanish)
  • Columbus State College (Spanish)
  • Oberlin College, Oberlin, Ohio

Professional Experience

Working as a liaison at the Toledo Program in Spain with the Fundacion Ortega y Gasset (1992)

Honors, Awards and Grants

  • Fellow of the Columbus V Centennial Award (1992) at the Fundacion Ortega y Gasset in Toledo, Spain.
  • Fellow of the Fundacao Calouste Gulbenkian, of Lisbon, Portugal (1986-87)

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