Department Faculty Profile - Dr. Robert N. Anderson
Associate Professor of Portuguese, Department of World Languages and Cultures
Phone: (336) 750-3452
601 S. Martin Luther King Jr. Drive
Winston-Salem, NC 27110
|• B.A., Curriculum in Linguistics, University of North Carolina at Chapel
Hill, May 1975
• M.A., Foreign Language Education Center, School of Education,
University of Texas at Austin, August 1980, Report: "A Graphics
Production Guide for Teachers"
• M.A., Department of Romance Languages, with a graduate certificate
in Latin American Studies from the Institute of Latin American
Studies, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, December 1984,
Thesis: "A Semiotic Approach to the Theater of Oswald de Andrade"
• Ph.D., Department of Romance Languages, University of North
Carolina at Chapel Hill, December 1990, Dissertation: "Theatrical
Semiosis in the Drama of Gianfrancesco Guarnieri"
|• Develop and teach all Portuguese language and Afro-Luso-Brazilian
• Develop and teach Literature in Translation / World Literature
• Serve on the WSSU IAPP India Task Force and as co-PI on WSSU's
NEH faculty development grant, "Integrating India into the Liberal
• Serve as WSSU project director for a US-Brazil Higher Education
Consortia Program, "Legacies of the African Diaspora in Brazil and the
United States: Persistent Inequalities,"
• Co-Chair, Brazil Advisory Committee, University of North Carolina
Exchange Program (UNC-EP) / faculty advisor
Brazilian and Lusophone African Literature in Translation (WSSU POR 3311); Brazilian Culture (WSSU POR 3310); Culture and Society in Brazil and Africa (WSSU POR 4390); Cultures of the Portuguese-Speaking World (WSSU POR 3312); Elementary Portuguese (WSSU POR 1311 and 1312); Intermediate Portuguese (WSSU POR 2311 and 2312); Spanish Phonetics (WSSU SPA 3312); Survey of Literature in Portuguese (WSSU 3333); World Literature I (WSSU ENG 2301); World Literature: India and Beyond (WSSU ENG 2303)
|Afro-Brazilian studies, Brazilian performing arts and poetry 1945-present, Portuguese presence in India and Goan literature.|
|The "subject-centered" concept of Parker Palmer in The Courage to Teach, in which students and teachers form a "community of truth" with critical attention focused on the subject, while avoiding the "banking model" of education that Paulo Freire criticizes.|