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Rex Nielson

Professor
Spanish and Portuguese

3149 JFSB
Provo, UT 84602

Biography

Rex P. Nielson is an Associate Professor of Spanish and Portuguese in the Department of Spanish and Portuguese at Brigham Young University. He received his Ph.D. in Portuguese and Brazilian Studies at Brown University. He has served in various professional organizations, including as the President of the American Portuguese Studies Association (APSA) (2019–2020). He has taught all levels of Portuguese language as well as a variety of courses on Luso-Afro-Brazilian literature and culture. His research focuses on (1) ecocriticism and environmental ethics in Brazil and the global south, (2) race and gender in Luso-Brazilian culture, (3) language and literature pedagogy, and (4) translation studies. Rex and his wife, Natalie, an adjunct professor in the Department of Comparative Arts and Letters, live in Provo and are the proud parents of five children.

Research Interests

19th, 20th, and 21st century Luso-Afro-Brazilian literature and culture
Environmental Humanities
Gender and Masculinity Studies
Foreign Language and Literature Pedagogy in Higher Education
Translation

Teaching Interests

19th, 20th, and 21st century Luso-Afro-Brazilian literature and culture
Environmental Humanities
Gender and Masculinity Studies
Foreign Language and Literature Pedagogy in Higher Education
Translation

Courses Taught

Publications

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