Brazil 2019-2020


Jamie D.I. Duncan’s book: “Researching Protest Literacies: Literacy as Protest in the Favelas of Rio de Janeiro, will be published on December 28th, 2020. Jamie Duncan studied for his PhD at the Literacy Research Centre, supervised by Uta Papen.

In 2020 the Day in the Life book mentioned below published in Brazil received funding for updating and translating into English. It will be out in early 2021 – further details will be made available soon.

A theme for the Lancaster Literacy Research Centre in 2019-2020 (calendar years) was Brazil.

In 2019 Uta Papen visited Brazil including the Federal University of Minas Gerais UFMG.

Karin Tusting supervised a visiting PhD student from Brazil.

On 28th May 2019 LRDG hosted a Literacy Research Discussion Group seminar:
The changing language and literacy landscapes of Brazilian Universities: English in policy development and in practice
1-2pm, Bowland North Seminar Room 23

Maria Lucia Castanheira Federal University of Minas Gerais, Brazil
Izabel Magalhães University of Brasilia, Brazil
Marilyn Martin-Jones University of Birmingham, UK
Gilcinei T. Carvalho Federal University of Minas Gerais, Brazil
Andrea Machado de Almeida Mattos Federal University of Minas Gerais, Brazil
Ana Souza University of Brasilia, Brazil

Brief abstract: The ethnographic project that is discussed in this talk investigates the specific ways in which university policy-making with regard to “internationalisation at home” is unfolding in two universities in Brazil, and the specific ways in which the use and production of texts in English, online and offline, is mediating this process, in different areas of academic life: research, teaching/learning (in different disciplines), and administration.

Finally, Julia Gillen  collaborated with a Day in the Life team working in Brazil on the project Um Dia na Vida led by Claudia Stella and Ann Cameron. Julia contributed to a book they edited from the project.

book cover

Um Dia na Vida