Patricia I Vieira


Associate Professor


Department of Spanish and Portuguese
General profile


403 ICC

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Patrícia I. Vieira is Associate Professor in the Department of Spanish & Portuguese, the Comparative Literature Program and the Film and Media Studies Program. Dr. Vieira's research focuses on Latin American and Iberian Literature and Cinema, Comparative Literature, Post-Colonial Studies and Ecocriticism.

Her books include "States of Grace: Utopia in Brazilian Culture" (New York: SUNY University Press, 2017); "Portuguese Cinema 1930-1960: The Staging of the New State Regime" (New York: Bloomsbury Press, 2013); "Seeing Politics Otherwise: Vision in Latin American and Iberian Fiction" (Toronto: University of Toronto Press, 2011); and "Cinema no Estado Novo: A Encenação do Regime" (Lisbon: Colibri University Press, 2011).

She has co-edited "The Language of Plants: Science, Philosophy, Literature" (Minneapolis: Minnesota University Press, 2017); "The Green Thread: Dialogues with the Vegetal World" (New York: Lexington Books, 2015), "Imagens Achadas: Documentário, Política e Processos Sociais em Portugal" (Lisbon: Colibri, 2014) and "Existential Utopia: New Perspectives on Utopian Thought" (London and New York: Continuum, 2011), as well as a special issue of the "Journal of Contemporary Thought" titled "Utopias Today!", and has edited an issue of "CLCweb: Comparative Literature and Culture" titled "Politics and Identity in Lusophone Literature and Culture".

Some of her recent publications include articles on postcolonial studies, poetry, film and ecocriticism. She is currently working on two book projects: one on ecocritical approaches to writings on the Amazon rainforest and another one on the genealogy and contemporary implications of the notion of perpetual peace. She is also currently co-editing a volume titled "Portuguese Literature and the Environment."

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  • Ph.D. (2008) Harvard University, Romance Languages and Literatures
  • M.A. (2003) Harvard University, Romance Languages and Literatures
  • M.A. (2000) University of Groeningen, European Culture
  • B.A. (1999) University of Lisbon, Modern Languages and Literatures


  • French (speak, read, write)
  • German (speak, read, write)
  • Italian (read)
  • Portuguese (speak, read, write)
  • Spanish (speak, read, write)