Anna M. Klobucka 

Commonwealth Professor of Portuguese and Women’s and Gender Studies

Graduate Program Director, Dept. of Portuguese

Department Profile, DirectoryAcademia.edu


Dr. Klobucka holds an MA in Iberian Studies from the University of Warsaw (Poland) and a PhD in Romance Languages and Literatures from Harvard University (1993). She taught at Ohio State University and the University of Georgia before coming to the University of Massachusetts Dartmouth in 2001. At UMass Dartmouth, she teaches primarily Portuguese and Lusophone African literatures, and holds a joint appointment in the Department of Women’s and Gender Studies. She served as Chair of the Department of Portuguese from 2003 to 2007. She is the author of The Portuguese Nun: Formation of a National Myth (Bucknell University Press, 2000; Portuguese translation issued by Imprensa Nacional-Casa da Moeda in 2006), O Formato Mulher: A Emergência da Autoria Feminina na Poesia Portuguesa (Coimbra: Angelus Novus, 2009), and O Mundo Gay de António Botto (Lisboa: Sistema Solar, 2018). She has co-edited the volumes After the Revolution: Twenty Years of Portuguese Literature 1974-1994 (Bucknell University Press, 1997), Embodying Pessoa: Corporeality, Gender, Sexuality (University of Toronto Press, 2007; Portuguese translation published in 2010 by Assírio & Alvim), and Gender, Empire, and Postcolony: Luso-Afro-Brazilian Intersections (Palgrave Macmillan, 2014). Her articles have appeared in Colóquio/Letras, Luso-Brazilian Review, Portuguese Literary and Cultural Studies, Slavic and Eastern European Journal, and SubStance, among other journals. She was also the lead author of the first edition of Ponto de Encontro: Portuguese as a World Language (Prentice Hall, 2007). She served as Vice-President (2003-04) and President (2005-06) of the American Portuguese Studies Association. In 2007, she was recognized as UMass Dartmouth’s Scholar of the Year. She currently serves as editor of the Portuguese Language Textbook Series and coeditor of the journal Portuguese Literary and Cultural Studies, both published by Tagus Press/Center for Portuguese Studies and Culture at UMass Dartmouth, and as coeditor of the Journal of Feminist Scholarship.