New Brazilian Studies at UTEP    

One of the distinguishing characteristics of the Brazilian Studies at UTEP is its interdisciplinary structure. The Brazilian Studies will offer a Brazilian certificate for those students interested in specializing in Brazil. Students will be able to work with distinguished faculty in different departments, and be part of a novel, interdisciplinary educational paradigm of Brazilian Studies in the United States.

Our interdisciplinary team is comprised of members from the following departments: Department of Languages and Linguistics, Center for Latin-American and Border Studies, College of Education, Department of History, Department of Political Science, and College of Health Sciences.

Brazilian Studies multidisciplinary facultyIn the picture: Brazilian Studies multidisciplinary faculty, Mr. Ricardo Blazquez, Dr. Moira A. Murphy and Dr. Maria Socorro Tabuenca from the Center for Inter-American and Border Studies, Dr. Aileen El-Kadi (Department of Languages and Linguistics), Dr. Taeko Hiroi (Department of Political Science), and Dr. Joao Ferreira-Pinto (College of Health Sciences)

Team Members

  • Dr. Aileen El-Kadi, Department of Languages and Linguistics, Institute for Policy and Economic Development: Brazilian Culture, Brazilian Politics and History, Brazilian Literature and Cinema, and Portuguese Language courses.
  • Mr. Ricardo Blazquez, Director of Center for Inter-American and Border Studies: Management in Latin America, Business in Latin America
  • Dr. Joao Ferreira-Pinto, College of Health Sciences, Director of Research and Special Projects: HIV/AIDS Prevention and Treatment Research, Behavioral Theories in Public Health and Addictive Behaviors
  • Dr. Taeko Hiroi, Department of Political Science: Politics of Brazil
  • Dr. Sandra McGee Deutsch, Department of History: History of Southern Cone of South America, the Extreme Right in Argentina, Brazil and Chile
  • Dr. Moira Murphy, Center for Inter-American and Border Studies, Institute for Policy and Economic Development: Border Issue, US-Latin American Relations and International Research Methods
  • Dr. Cesar Rossatto, College of Education: US-Latin American Cross-Cultural Studies, Brazilian Culture
  • Dr. Maria Socorro Tabuenca, Center for Inter-American and Border Studies, Department of Languages and Linguistics: Latin American Literature and Film