UMass Boston

Jose Rodrigues

Latin American/Iberian Studies
Adjunct Faculty
Director: Camões Center for Portuguese Language
Healey Library Floor 06 00015


José da Cunha Rodrigues is the Director of the Camões Center for Portuguese Language (CPL) at the University of Massachusetts Boston. The CPL was established in 2009 as a joint venture between the Latin American & Iberian Studies Department and the Camões Institute, I.P., Portuguese Ministry of Foreign Affairs. He holds a Ph.D. in Portuguese Studies, specializing in Lusophone Literature and Culture. He is a faculty member in the Romance Languages & Literatures Department at Boston College. Also, he serves as an Educational advisor for the Coordination of Portuguese Education in the USA at the Consulate General of Portugal in Boston. Since 2022, he has been a researcher in Group 5, Literatures, Arts, and Transcultures at The Centre for Global Studies (CEG-UAb). He has published various articles, papers, and books in Portuguese and English. À Luz da Kabbalah (2008) includes a preface by Valter Hugo Mãe, Jose Saramago Literary Prize winner.

Area of Expertise

All levels of Portuguese Language and Literature. Afro-Luso-Brazilian Cinema and Literature. Portuguese as a foreign and second language; Portuguese for heritage speakers; Portuguese for Spanish speakers; differentiated instruction in Lusophone and Hispanophone languages and literatures; student-centered learning in a multicultural environment; bilingual and bicultural proficiency, and cooperative learning.


Ph.D. Lusophone/Portuguese Literature & Culture, Aberta University, in partnership with Brown University, 2022

M.A. in Portuguese Literature, Portuguese Catholic University, Portugal, 2017

Post-Graduation in Portuguese Post-Colonial Studies, Coimbra University/University of Bologna, 2015

B.A. in Education, Major: Portuguese & German, Minho University, Portugal, 1999

Professional Publications & Contributions

Selected / Referred Articles


Additional Information

Office: Healey Library, 6th floor, room 12

More info: Center for the Portuguese Language