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Lusophone Literature Resources : 50 Years of Luso-Brazilian Review

Current Editors of the LBR

​Peter M. Beattie Michigan State University

As Professor of History at Michigan State University, Beattie’s research focuses on nineteenth and early twentieth century Brazil. He is also Acting Director of the Center for Latin American and Caribbean Studies (CLACS).  

(Editor 2004-present)


Pedro Meira Monteiro


pedromeiramonteiro_web_final Prof. Meira Monteiro teaches Brazilian literature and culture at Princeton University, where he is the Chair of the      Department of Spanish and Portuguese, and co-director of the Brazil LAB. 

 Editor ........)


Luis Madureira

Luis Madureira is a Professor of Spanish and Portuguese and African Cultural Studies at the University of Wisconsin-Madison.  His research interests include Luso-Brazilian colonial and postcolonial studies, Modernism and Modernity in Latin America, Africa and the Caribbean, early modern and colonial studies, and theatre and performance in Africa



Kathryn Sanchez

Kathryn Bishop-Sanchez is a Professor of Portuguese and Brazilian Studies at the University of WIsconsin-Madison. Her interests include nineteenth and twentieth-century Luso-Brazilian narrative, film, and performative arts, women and performativity, gender studies and the cultural representation of race.  She is also the editor for the Vanderbilt University Press series "Performing Latin-American and Caribbean Identities". 





About the Luso-Brazilian Review

This page was created to celebrate 50 years of the Luso-Brazilian Review in 2015.  

The Luso-Brazilian Review publishes interdisciplinary scholarship on Portuguese, Brazilian, and Lusophone African cultures, with special emphasis on scholarly works in literature, history, and the social sciences. Each issue of the Luso-Brazilian Review includes articles and book reviews, which may be written in either English or Portuguese.

The journal was founded in 1964 by Alberto Machado da Rosa and it is published by the University of Wisconsin press. Since its inception, the Luso-Brazilian Review has been edited by professors from the University of Wisconsin Department of Spanish and Portuguese in conjuction with professors from other departments and institutions.

Over the five decades of its publication, the LBR has benefited from the collaboration of a wide range of well-known scholars from throughout the world. It currently enjoys a reputation as the foremost interdisciplinary pubilcation in the field of Luso-Brazilian studies in the U.S., and one of the journals with the longest uninterrupted publishing history.


As the current editors of the LBR have continued the practice of seeking to include a variety of topics and critical approaches, the journal has become a key venue for the publication of in-depth studies of the various national cultures of the Portuguese-speaking world.  It also has become an important resource for the continued reassessment of the role played by language, literature, geography and history in a world that is increasingly, yet unevenly, globalized and transnational.  Portuguese is the official language of eight countries on four different continents and the LBR regularly includes articles authored by national and international scholars whose teaching and research center on the networks that link these countries.


Luso-Brazilian Review Homepage (University of Wisconsin Press)

Electronic Access to Full-Text Issues (Click "Find It" to view issues or individual articles through JSTOR (recommended) or another database)

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Symposium: Celebrating 50 Years of the Luso-Brazilian Review

April 20-21 2012, Pyle Center 335, University of Wisconsin-Madison

In an effort to maintain and further the Review’s eminence in the field of Luso-Brazilian Studies, the Co-Editors and members of the Review’s Editorial Board have organized a two-day conference entitled “Celebrating 50 Years of the Luso-Brazilian Review” to mark the journal’s fiftieth anniversary.  This conference will be held at the Pyle Center, April 20-21, and will bring together researchers from the US and abroad who are specialists in literature, history, and the social sciences.  Speakers will assess the current state of Luso-Brazilian Studies in the U.S. academy and abroad, and discuss the methodological trends that are shaping research conducted on and in the Portuguese-speaking world.  Additionally, participants in this conference will strive to develop fresh critical concepts that may be used to revitalize the dissemination of Luso-Afro-Brazilian Studies in U.S. universities through the discussion of interdisciplinary approaches to teaching culture and history of the Portuguese-speaking world at both the graduate and undergraduate levels.

Sponsored by the Department of Spanish and Portuguese. Co-sponsored by the Latin American, Caribbean and Iberian Studies Program (LACIS), and the Center for European Studies (CES).

Past Editors of the LBR

Alberto Machado da Rosa (1924-1974) UW-Madison, UCLA

Founder of the Luso-Brazilian Center as well as the Luso-Brazilian Review, Prof. Machado da Rosa received his PhD at UW-Madison in 1953. He stayed at Wisconsin for another ten years before accepting a professorship at UCLA in 1964. His many books, articles and essays, mostly on nineteenth-century literature, earned him widespread recognition. (Founder, Editor 1964-1965: 1 year)

Lloyd Kasten (1905-1999) UW-Madison

After completing his doctorate from UW-Madison in 1931, Prof. Kasten enjoyed a long and prolific career as a researcher and author spanning both language and literature. His decisive contributions to the fields of Spanish and Portuguese earned him many prestigious honors throughout his lifetime. (Editor 1965-1977: 12 years)

Mary L. Daniel UW-Madison

A Madison native, Prof. Daniel received her PhD in Portuguese in 1965 before going on to found the Portuguese program of the University of Iowa. She next returned to UW-Madison as Visiting Professor and served for many years until her retirement in 1998. She is Professor Emerita of Portuguese and a continuing member of the Luso-Brazilian Review editorial board. (Editor 1977-1998: 21 years)

Thomas E. Skidmore (1932- ) UW-Madison, Brown University

Prof. Skidmore started his teaching career in Madison after completing a three-year post-doc in Brazil. After 20 years as a professor here, he moved to Brown University as Professor of Modern Latin American History and Portuguese and Brazilian Studies, where he has continued to solidify his reputation as one of the top brasilianistas in the world. (Editor 1978-1986: 8 years)

Stanley G. Payne (1934- ) UW-Madison

A leading scholar of modern Spain and European Fascism, Prof. Payne came to Madison in 1968 and has enjoyed a long and successful career. He was also President of the LBR editorial board from 1996-2004. Payne retired from full-time teaching in 2005 and is currently Professor Emeritus of History. (Editor 1986-1991: 5 years)

Robert M. Levine (1941-2003) University of Miami

Prof. Levine helped build a nationally recognized graduate program in Latin American history at the University of Miami. His publications showcase a wide range of interests.  (Editor 1991-2003: 13 years)

Severino J. Albuquerque UW-Madison

Prof. Albuquerque teaches Portuguese language and Brazilian literature and culture at UW-Madison and his main area of research is contemporary Brazilian theater. He is also Director of the Brazilian Initiative.

 (Editor 1998-present: 13 years +)

Ellen W. Sapega UW-Madison

A specialist in twentieth century Portuguese literature and culture, Prof. Sapega teaches in the Dept. of Spanish and Portuguese at UW-Madison. She is also affiliated with the Center for Visual Cultures and is currently the Director for the Center for European Studies.

(Editor 1998-present: 13 years +)

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