Catarina de Morais Gama

Catarina is a Ph.D. candidate in Hispanic Languages and Literatures – Luso-Brazilian track. She holds an M.A. in Political Science and International Relations from Universidade Nova de Lisboa and a B.A. in Portuguese Language and Culture from Universidade de Lisboa. Catarina’s research interests include 20th century Portuguese and Brazilian literatures, theater and performance studies, humor, black studies, and Portuguese as a foreign and second language. She is currently working on the relationship between laughter and the senses in censored dramatic texts as well as theatrical enactments of Portugal and Brazil under the repression of the 20th century authoritarian regimes.