Carolina Alvim Ferreira


Carolina is a PhD candidate in Portuguese and a Teaching Assistant at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. She completed a BA in Portuguese as a Second Language from the University of Brasilia in 2011 and a Masters in Linguistics with emphasis on Language and Society, at the same university, in 2013.

Her dissertation “Social and discursive changes: recontextualization processes of Clarice Lispector’s literature in cyberspace” originated a chapter “Reflexões sobre novas formas ação-interação discursivas no capitalismo avançado,” co-wrote with Professor Viviane Vieira and published in 2016.

Carolina worked as teacher of Portuguese and Brazilian culture in Mexico City and in Bogotá during the period of 2014-2016 and also has experience in production of teaching materials, pedagogical coordination, and evaluation of Celpe-Bras exam.

She has been an Editorial Assistant at Luso-Brazilian Review since 2017 and part of the Teaching Assistant Review Committee as a student representative since 2019.

Her areas of interest include Contemporary Brazilian Literature and Culture, Gender and Women’s Studies, and Disability Studies.