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Department Faculty Profile - Dr. Robert N. Anderson

Robert Anderson  Dr. Robert Anderson

Associate Professor of Portuguese, Department of World Languages and Cultures

Phone: (336) 750-3452
Fax: (336) 750-2180
andersonrn@wssu.edu

Department of World Languages and Cultures
335 Hall-Patterson
601 S. Martin Luther King Jr. Drive
Winston-Salem, NC 27110
Background 
• 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"
Position Responsibilities 
• Develop and teach all Portuguese language and Afro-Luso-Brazilian
  studies courses
• Develop and teach Literature in Translation / World Literature
  courses
• Serve on the WSSU IAPP India Task Force and as co-PI on WSSU's
  NEH faculty development grant, "Integrating India into the Liberal
  Arts Curriculum."
• 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
Credentials

Curriculum Vitae

Courses Taught: Advanced Portuguese Conversation (WSSU POR 3309); Advanced Portuguese Composition (WSSU POR 4301)
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)
Research Interest
Afro-Brazilian studies, Brazilian performing arts and poetry 1945-present, Portuguese presence in India and Goan literature.
Philosophy
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.

Winston-Salem State University

601 S. Martin Luther King Jr. Drive

Winston-Salem, NC 27110

Phone: (336) 750-2000



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