Carolina Alvim Ferreira


headshot: Carolina Ferreira

Carolina is a PhD student 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 an MA in Linguistics with emphasis on Language and Society, at the same University, in 2013. Her Master’s dissertation, “Social and discursive changes: recontextualization processes of Clarice’s literature in cyberspace”, aimed to investigate processes of recontextualization of excerpts from Clarice Lispector’s novels Near to the wild heart (1943) and A breath of life (1978) in cyberspace using CDA’s theoretical-methodological approach.
Carolina worked as teacher of Portuguese and Brazilian culture in Mexico City and in Bogotá, Colombia during the period of 2014-2016 and also has experience in production of teaching materials, pedagogical coordination, and evaluation of Celpe-Bras exams. Her areas of interest include Brazilian Literature and Culture, Portuguese as an Additional Language, Critical Discourse Analysis, Literacy, and Cyberspace.