Individual Faculty Research Profile—Antonio Ladeira, Ph.D.

Literature and Culture Research Interests

19th and 20th century Portuguese and Brazilian literatures. Emphasis on poetry and gender studies. Portuguese-American and Brazilian-American diasporic literatures in the US and Canada.

Creative Writing Interests

Poetry writing; poetry translation.

Journal and Book Series Edited, and Editorial Board Memberships

Invited/Guest editorships in the following Journals:

  • Hispania (AATSP) (2005)
  • Prairie Schooner (University of Nebraska-Lincoln) (2008-09)
  • Gávea-Brown (Brown University) (2008)

Editorial Board Memberships:

  • Scientific Journals International (current)
  • Céfiro (Texas Tech University) (current)

Prizes and Honors


  • President of the Llano Estacado Chapter of the “American Association of Teachers of Spanish and Portuguese”. Lubbock, Texas. (2007-08 – to present)
  • Elected unanimously into Portugal's ‘Sociedade de Geografia de Lisboa'/'Geographical Society of Lisbon' (Founded in 1875). Member of the “Commission on Literature” and of the “Luso-American Commission”. (June 2007)
  • “Distinguished Americans and Canadians of Portuguese Descent”. Section: Education and Universities. “Portuguese-American Historical Research Foundation, Inc.”
  • Member of the ‘Council on Latin American and Iberian Studies' at Yale University (1997-2002).

Nominations for awards:

  • 2006-07: “Faculty Distinguished Leadership Award” at Texas Tech (For “record of outstanding service to the department, college or university”)
  • 2004-05: “Hemphill Wells New Professor Excellence in Teaching Award” Texas Tech University (based on student evaluations and colleagues' assessment of performance)
  • 2003-04: “Alumni Association New Faculty Award” at Texas Tech University – CMLL (based on student evaluations, colleagues' assessment and pedagogically relevant curricular and extra-curricular activities).

External Funding

  • Invitation by the organization of a colloquium on Jorge de Sena (an author of the Portuguese diaspora in the US) to present a paper at the ‘University of Massachusetts-Amherst'.An honorarium, travel and lodging expenses in the amount of $1,700 was paid by the organization. April 2008.
  • Invitation to present talk . Invited speaker for the ‘Advanced (Charla) Seminar Series' at the ‘Center for Latin American & Caribbean Studies' at Michigan State University. A $250 honorarium and travel and lodging expenses up to $850 were provided by the organization. March 2008.
  • Fundação Luso-Americana Para o Desenvolvimento/Luso-American Development Foundation . (Grant to support travel to San Diego to present a paper at the Annual Meeting of the “American Association of Teachers of Spanish and Portuguese”). August 2007. $900
  • Biblioteca Nacional de Portugal/National Library of Portugal (Grant for conducting Research on the Portuguese writer Eça de Queirós at Biblioteca Nacional de Portugal – 2007). $3,000
  • Kempf Fund at Yale University (Subsidy for the organization of a conference on Portuguese-American Literature). Yale University. 2001-02. $7,000.
  • Instituto-Camões/Camoens Institute : Financial Support for “The First One Hundred Years: An International Conference on the literature of the Portuguese Diaspora in the US and Canada” (Yale Univ.; 2001) and “Brazilian Novelists of Brazil and Portugal”.Yale Univ. 2002. $3,000
  • Fundação Luso-Americana Para o Desenvolvimento/Luso-American Development Foundation . Portugal . Merit Based Scholarship Competition for Doctoral Research in the USA. (National Scholarship Competition). 1993-94 $10,000
  • Graduate Division at UCSB . Travel Grant to present an invited paper in Portugal at the Calouste Gulbenkian Foundation. Organized by Universidade Nova de Lisboa. 1996 $600

Professional Association Offices Held

  • President of the Lubbock Chapter of the 'American Association of Teachers of Spanish and Portuguese' (2007-present)