Cristiane Soares

Cristiane Soares

Senior Preceptor in Portuguese
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Academic Degrees: Ph.D. in Luso-Afro-Brazilian Studies and Theory, UMass- Dartmouth; M.A. in Applied Linguistics, UMass- Boston; B.A in Portuguese and Brazilian Literature, Universidade Federal do Rio Grande do Sul, Brazil.

Roles: Coordinator of the Portuguese language program

Research Interests: Portuguese as a foreign and heritage language and Pedagogy, Second Language Acquisition and Pedagogy; Brazilian Immigration and Community in Massachusetts; Gender Neutrality in Portuguese.

Dr. Cristiane Soares has a B.A in Portuguese and Brazilian Literature, a M.A in Applied Linguistics, and a Ph.D in Luso-Afro-Brazilian Studies and Theory. Cristiane has fifteen year of experience teaching Portuguese as a foreign and heritage language in the United States. Before coming to Harvard, Cristiane spent twelve years coordinating the Portuguese Program at Tufts University, where she created a Minor in Portuguese. Cristiane has taught language courses at all levels and culture courses like Brazilian music, Brazilian cinema, Brazilian folklore, Introduction to Brazilian Culture and History, and Portuguese in the Community. Cristiane is currently Senior Preceptor and Coordinator of the Portuguese language program. Her current research focuses on Portuguese pedagogy, Portuguese as a foreign and heritage language, and inclusive and non-binary language in Portuguese.

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