R. Benedito  Ferrao

Assistant Professor of English and Asian & Pacific Islander American Studies

Office: Tucker Hall 117
Office Hours: On Leave 2019-20
Email: [[rbferrao]]

Books

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Ferrão, R. Benedito, ed. Goa/Portugal/Mozambique: The Many Lives of Vamona Navelcar. Margão: CinnamonTeal, 2017.

Background
R. Benedito Ferrão, Assistant Professor of English and Asian & Pacific Islander American Studies is a recipient of the Fulbright-Nehru Academic and Professional Excellence Research Award (2019-20). He completed his Ph.D. at Birkbeck College, University of London, where he was a Rotary Ambassadorial Scholar. As an Endeavour Postdoctoral Fellow at La Trobe University in Melbourne, Australia, he researched literary representations of African slavery in the Indian Ocean world. His other scholarly and teaching interests are in Afro-Asiatic connections between Portuguese and British post/coloniality, as well as diaspora and transnational fiction with a focus on race, gender, and sexuality. In addition to having taught at UCLA, Birla Institute of Technology and Science (Pilani) Goa, and Hankuk University of Foreign Studies, Seoul, he was also a Mellon Faculty Fellow at William and Mary. In 2017-18, he curated the exhibition Goa/Portugal/Mozambique: The Many Lives of Vamona Navelcar at the Fundação Oriente gallery in Panjim, Goa and edited a book to accompany the retrospective (Fundação Oriente 2017). An internationally published writer, his work appears in Outlook India, Media Diversified, The Good Men Project, and Mizna, among other publications and websites.