School of Modern Languages

Staff Profiles

Dr Fernando Da Silva Beleza Correia Pinto

Lecturer in Portuguese Studies



I joined the School of Modern Languages in September 2018. I hold a B.A. in Modern Languages from the University of Coimbra and an M.A. in Comparative Literature from the University of Porto. In 2015, I completed a PhD in Luso-Afro-Brazilian Studies and Theory at the University of Massachusetts, Dartmouth. Before coming to Newcastle, I worked at the University of New Hampshire. I teach on the literatures, cinemas and cultures of the Portuguese-speaking world.


Year Abroad Officer for Latin America.
Staff Facilitator for the SSC

Office hours: Tuesday 2:00pm-3:00pm ; Thursdays 11am:00-1:00pm (or any other time/date by appointment).


Research Interests:

My research focusses on modern and contemporary literatures and cinemas of the Portuguese-speaking world. I am particularly interested in: modernisms and modernity; race, gender, and sexuality in contemporary Lusophone literatures; visual cultures; Lusophone cinemas and the environment.

Current Work:

I am currently completing a monograph that examines the pervasive intertwining of cosmopolitanism and sexual politics that shaped Portuguese modernism. 

Recently I have started a new research project entitled Marginal Ecologies, which focusses on the relationship between the avant-garde and the environment in Lusophone cultural production (from the 1960s onwards). This research project is particularly sensitive to questions of race, gender, and sexuality as well.

Postgraduate Supervision:

I welcome research proposals in modern and contemporary literatures and cultures from the Portuguese-speaking world. 


I am module leader of

POR2001 Cultures and Societies of the Portuguese-Speaking World

POR4003 Identidades & Mobilidade no Cinema e na Literatura Luso-Afro-Brasileira Contemporânea

I contribute to

LAS2028 Diversidad Cultural en América Latina

LAS2033 Envisioning Identities in Latin American Film

SPA2025 Representations of Revolution, Dictatorship and Democracy in Spain and Latin America