Ms Ana Bela Almeida MA

Lecturer in Portuguese Modern Languages and Cultures

About

Personal Statement

I joined the University of Liverpool in 2011. I am a Lecturer in Portuguese and the current Subject Lead for Iberian and Latin American Studies.
I am a teacher and researcher in Portuguese language and Lusophone studies with extensive teaching experience, having designed and delivered a variety of Portuguese language, culture, and literature courses at all levels of undergraduate study, and in several universities.

My qualifications include a degree (“Licenciatura”) in Modern Portuguese Language and Literature at the New University of Lisbon, Portugal; and a Masters degree (“Diploma de Estudios Avanzados”) in Portuguese and Galician Philology and Cultural Identity, with a specialization in Portuguese and Galician Literature and Visual Arts, at the University of Vigo.

I have also written a monograph on the Portuguese poet Adília Lopes, entitled Poesia XXI: Adília Lopes, which was published in 2016 by the academic press Imprensa da Universidade de Coimbra. I have published widely on Portuguese and Galician literature, and I have also produced research on the topic of Literature in Language Learning.

I am the co-founder of the Litinclass Website and the co-organizer of the Literature in Language Learning Conference at the University of Liverpool.

My teaching is research-led and I am keen on exploring the possibilities of bringing Lusophone literature and visual arts into the classroom. To find out more, please check the video.

Other Personal Distinctions

  • Chosen as University Case Study for Pedagogical Innovation. (Centre for Innovation in Education of the University of Liverpool , 2018)
  • Learning and Teaching Award (University of Liverpool, 2016)