Renato Alvim

Assistant Professor of Portuguese and Spanish

Special Interests

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

Academic History

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

California State University,  2015 to present.
Assistant Professor-Elementary and Intermediate Portuguese, Elementary and Intermediate Spanish

American University, Washington, D.C., 2013 - 2015.
Professorial Lecturer-Elementary Portuguese I and II; Intermediate Portuguese I and II; Portuguese Program Coordinator.

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

California State University, Stanislaus, 2010.
Visiting Lecturer-Elementary Portuguese; Elementary Spanish; Advanced Portuguese: Conversation.

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

University of Alabama, Birmingham, Summer 2009.
Visiting Lecturer-Elementary Spanish I and II.

Indiana University-Bloomington, 2002-2010.
Associate Instructor-All levels of Portuguese; Elementary Spanish I and II; Intermediate Spanish I.

Ball State University, Muncie, Indiana, 2001.
Graduate Assistant.

Publications

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

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.

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

Hispania - journal of the American Association of Teachers of Spanish and Portuguese (AATSP) - Reviewer for journal, spring 2016Coordinator of the Lusophone Coffee Hour for Portuguese speakers sponsored by the Department of Philosophy and Modern Languages, CSU Stanislaus, Fall 2015.

Academic Senator to represent the department of Philosophy and Modern Languages at CSU, Stanislaus, fall 2015.

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.

Chico Vive Conference transcription of talk by Gomercindo Rodrigues sponsored by American University's School of International Service, Fall 2014.

Spanish 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.

Reviewer of Hispania, published by the AATSP, Summer 2009, 2010 and 2011.

Director of the Lusophone Committee and Table of the 50th Annual Convention of the Midwest Modern Language (M/MLA), Cleveland, Fall 2007.

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.