Renato Alvim

Assistant Professor of Portuguese and Spanish

Special Interests

Portuguese--Spanish--Lusophone Cultures--Lusophone Literatures--Brazilian Cinema--Latin American Literature

Academic History

  • Ph.D., Portuguese; Indiana University, Bloomington, Indiana, 2010                   Second Area: Spanish Minor: Latin American Studies
  • M.A., Portuguese, Indiana University, Bloomington, Indiana, 2002-2004            Minor:  Spanish
  • M.A., Secondary Education, Ball State University, Muncie, Indiana, 2000-2002
  • B.A., Clinical Psychology, Pontifícia Universidade Católica de Minas Gerais, Belo Horizonte, Brazil, 1990-1994
  • B.A., Portuguese Language and Literature and Brazilian Literature, Universidade Federal de Minas Gerais, Belo Horizonte, Brazil, 1984-1987
  • B.A.,  Communications, Public Relations, Instituto Cultural Newton Paiva, Belo Horizonte, Brazil, 1985-1987

Renato Alvim photo
Contact Information

Building Location:  Science 1
  see Building #9 Map
Office Location:  S 103B-See Map
Phone: (209) 664-6704
E-mail: ralvim@csustan.edu


Office Hours:  By appointment or check with main office in S103 for open office hours.
 
 

 

Academic Employment

Assistant Professor, CSU, Stan, Fall 2015-present
  Advanced Portuguese I, II
  Intermediate Portuguese I, II
  Elementary Portuguese I, II
  Elementary Spanish I
  Spanish for Native Speakers I

STARTALK-Hilmar Unified School District (HUSD) Portuguese Language Academy, Summer camp 2016 & 2017

Professorial Lecturer, American University, Washington, DC, Fall 2013-Spring 2015
  Elementary Portuguese I and II
  Intermediate Portuguese I and II;
  Portuguese for Spanish Speakers I, II

Visiting Professor, Universidade de Itaúna, Brazil, 2013.
  Advanced Grammar and Composition in Portuguese.

Visiting Lecturer, California State University, Stanislaus, Fall 2010, Spring 2011
  Elementary Portuguese I
  Elementary Spanish I
  Advanced Portuguese: Conversation & Brazilian Cinema

Visiting Lecturer, University of Alabama, Birmingham, Summer 2010.
  Elementary Spanish I
  Elementary Spanish II

Associate Instructor, Indiana University-Bloomington, 2002-2010.
  Portuguese 100: First-Year Portuguese I
  Portuguese 150: First-Year Portuguese II
  Portuguese 135: Intensive Portuguese (for speakers of other Romance languages)
  Portuguese 311/492: Advanced Grammar and Composition in Portuguese
    The course includes undergraduate minors and majors as well as graduate level students who are
    working on their foreign language requirements
  Portuguese 317/492: Reading and Conversation in Portuguese
    The course includes both undergraduate minors and majors and graduate level students who are
    working on their foreign language requirement
  Spanish 100: First-Year Spanish I
  Spanish 150: First-Year Spanish II
  Spanish 105: Intensive Spanish
  Spanish 200: Second-Year Spanish I

Guest Lecturer, by the chair of the Department of Anthropology, Eduardo Brondízio, Indiana University, Bloomington, Indiana 2006
-"The Directorate of 1780" law document on working conditions of indigenous peoples in Brazil.

Graduate Assistant, Ball State University- Muncie, Indiana, 2001-2002.
  Supervised undergraduate students from Teachers College in an after-school program in two local
  elementary schools.

Graduate Assistant, Ball State University, Muncie, IN, 2000-2001
  Metals lab assistant in the Department of Industry and Technology

Associate Instructor, Universidade Federal de Minas Gerais-Belo Horizonte, Brazil 1996-1997
  Taught literary theory and poetry in the Department of Linguistics and Semiotics

IInstructor, Universidade de Itaúna, Brazil, 1997-1998
  Taught high-school level Portuguese

Instructor of Englsh and Portuguese for Business and Technical Courses, Foundry Technology enter Marcelino Corradi - Itaúna, Brazil 1997-2000
  Taught high-school level English

Instructor of Portuguese, Colégio Modelo - Belo Horizonte, Brazil, 1995-1997
  Taught high-school level Portuguese

Publications

Caprichoso and Garantido: The Amazonian Folkloric Festival Reenactment at the Portuguese World Language Startalk Summer Camp in California. Todas as Letras - Revista de Língua e Literatura. São Paulo: Universidade Presbiteriana Mackenzie Press. (forthcoming)

Review of Chronicle of the Murdered House, by Lúcio Cardoso, trans. by Jul Costa and Robin Patterson (Open Letter Books), for Review, n0 97. Fall 2018 
(https://www.tandfonline.com/eprint/CDZrvPeqx685JMAvElww/full)     

Portuguese is in! From less commonly taught to language of the future: the K-12 Portuguese World Language pathway in the U.S. Todas as Letras-Revista de Língua e Literature. São Paulo: Universidade Presbiteriana Mackenzie Press. Spring 2018

Rejoinder manuscript in special centenary volume of Hispania - journal of the American Association of Teachers of Spanish and Portuguese (AATSP) forthcoming fall, 2016

Chico Vive! Conference - Cambridge Institute for Brazilian Studies Inc. Translator of interview by Gomercindo Rodrigues. 2015. E-book (http://cambridgebrazil.org/rural-workers-indians-environment/the-chico-v...)

Hello Americans:  Orson Welles, Brazil, and the Good Neighor Policy. REI -Revista de Estudos Internacionais, vol. 4, n. 1, Joao Pessoa: Universidade Estadual da Paraiba Press, 2013. 6-29.  http://www.revistadeestudosinternacionais.com/uepb/index.php/rei/article...

"Duas faces do poder em Guimarães Rosa: Grande Sertão: Veredas e `Famigerado`."  Studies in Honor of Heitor Martins. Ed. Darlene J. Sadlier. Luso-Brazilian Literary Series 3, Bloomington: Indiana University, 2006. 134-41.

"Literatura Infantil." Revista Pedagógica, vol. 67. Belo Horizonte: Revista Pedagógica, vol. 67. Belo Horizonte: Revista Pedagógica, 1994.

Service for the Profession

Board member of Faculty Mentor Program (FMP) CSU Stanislaus. Spring 2016-present.

Board member of Portuguese Education Foundation of Central California (PEFCC). Turlock, CA. Fall 2017-present.

STARTALK - project funded by the National Security Agency (NSA), administered by the National Foreign Language Center at the University of Maryland, MD - Hilmar, CA Unified School District - instructor of Portuguese, summer 2016 and 2017.

Reviewer for Hispania - journal of the American Association of Teachers of Spanish and Portuguese (AATSP). Spring 2016-present

Latin American Research Review - Reviewer for journal, spring 2016.

Academic Senator to represent the department of Philosophy and Modern Languages at CSU, Stanislaus, Spring 2016-present.

Office of Merit Awards-Boren Scholarship Panel Interviewer for pre-selecting candidates to study abroad in Sao Paulo, Brazil, Spring 2015.

Delta Phi Epsilon Professional Foreign Service Sorority (DPE)'s Tea with Teachers meeting with students and professors for advising, Fall 2014.

Office of Merit Awards-Fulbright Scholarship Panel Interviewer for pre-selecting candidates to study abroad in Rio de Janeiro and Sao Paulo, Brazil, Fall 2014.

Q&A guest for the Brazilian Embassy sponsored documentary Bossa Nova with co-producer Ken Davis, Fall 2014.

Search Committee for hiring Spanish professors for the Department of World Languages and Cultures, American University, Summer 2014.

Q&A guest for the Brazilian Embassy sponsored documentary Elena with director Petra Costa, Spring 2014.

Coordinator of the Lusophone Coffee Hour for Portuguese speakers at American University, Fall 2013-Spring 2015.

Coordinator of the Lusophone coffee hour for Portuguese speakers sponsored by the Department of philosophy and Modern Languages, CSU, Stanislaus, 2010-2011.

Committee of the Cuarto Simposio del Programa de Español sponsored by the Department of Philosophy and Modern Languages, CSU, Stanislaus, 2010-2011.

Director of the Lusophone Committee and Table of the 50th Annual Convention of the Midwest Modern Language (M/MLA), Cleveland, Fall 2008.

Secretary of the Lusophone Committee of the 49th Annual Convention of the Midwest Modern Language (M/MLA), Cleveland, Fall 2007.

Portuguese Tenure-Track Search Committee (member), Department of Spanish and Portuguese, Indiana University, Bloomington, Indiana, 2006.

Assistant Editor of Studies in Honor of Heitor Martins  Ed. Darlene J. Sadlier. Luso-Brazilian Literary Studies. Vol. 3, Bloomington: Indiana University, 2006. 134.41.

Development of activities for Hispanic families at the Monroe County YMCA sponsored by Center for Latin America and Caribbean Studies (CLACS), Bloomington, Indiana, 2007.

Collaborator in Festival de Culturas Hispanas, Department of Spanish and Portuguese, Indiana University, Bloomington, Indiana, 2006.

Committee Coordinator for the Foreign/Second Language Teaching Share Fair, Indiana University, Bloomington, 2005-2010.

Organizer of the Lusophone coffee hour for Portuguese speakers sponsored by the Department of Spanish and Portuguese, Indiana University, Bloomington 2003-2008 and 2010.

Assistant Editor, Chiricú Chicano-Riqueño Studies Program, Indiana University, Bloomington, Indiana, 2004-2010.

Research assistant for Multi-Cultural Education project on Mexican Braceros, Ball State University, Muncie, Indiana, 2001.