Sarah Lucena

Sarah Lucena is an Assistant Teaching Professor in the Department of Spanish and Portuguese at Georgetown University.

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She completed her PhD in Romance Languages at the University of Georgia in 2019. Sarah specializes in contemporary Brazilian literature, and her primary research interest focuses on the making of the female regional identity of women from the Northeast Brazil. Other research interests include Lusophone women writers, narratives of displacement, and questions on national identity. She has published on memory and history in literature as well as on women writers. In previous years, she has worked with the Portuguese Flagship Program, at Middlebury Summer Language Schools and Universidad de Cádiz, in Spain. At Georgetown, Sarah teaches Portuguese and Spanish languages and cultures.