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Jordan Jones

Assistant Professor
Spanish and Portuguese

3151 JFSB
Provo, UT 84602

Biography

Jordan Benjamin Jones is an assistant professor in the Department of Spanish & Portuguese at Brigham Young University. He holds a BA in English and Portuguese (BYU, 2014), an MA in Luso-Brazilian Literatures (BYU, 2015), an MS in Secondary English Education (Johns Hopkins University, 2017), an MA in Portuguese and Brazilian Studies (Brown University, 2021), an MA in Hispanic Studies (Brown University, 2021), and a PhD in Portuguese and Brazilian Studies (Brown University, 2021).
His research interests include human rights and contemporary literature/culture, 19th-century antislavery texts, translation and digital humanities, and inter-American literature. Jordan taught high school English for two years; at the university level, he has taught a variety of language and literature courses, in addition to courses on Brazilian culture and human rights. He lives in Springville with his wife, Suzanne, and their three children.

Research Interests

Human rights and contemporary literature/culture, 19th-century antislavery texts, translation and digital humanities, inter-American literature

Teaching Interests

Lusophone literatures and cultures, human rights, Afro-Brazilian literature, translation

Education

  • MA, Hispanic Studies, , Brown University (2021)
  • MA, Portuguese & Brazilian Studies, , Brown University (2021)
  • PhD, Portuguese & Brazilian Studies, , Brown University (2021)
  • MS Education, Secondary English Education, , Johns Hopkins University (2017)
  • MA, Luso-Brazilian Literatures, , Brigham Young University (2015)
  • BA, English and Portuguese, , Brigham Young University (2014)

Memberships

  • American Portuguese Studies Association (APSA) (2018 - Present)
  • Brazilian Studies Association (BRASA) (2018 - Present)

Courses Taught

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