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Dr. Hasan Shahid

Assistant Professor of Portuguese


Dr. Hasan Shahid graduated with a PhD (2021) and an MA (2018) in Portuguese and Brazilian studies from Brown University. His dissertation examined how twentieth and twenty-first century Brazilian writers have discussed the place of Muslims and Islamic culture in Brazil. Prior to beginning his doctoral coursework, he earned both an MA in Latin American studies (2010) and a BA in sociology and political science (2008) from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.  

Dr. Shahid has taught Portuguese from the novice to advanced levels in a variety of academic settings. He taught Portuguese both as a second language at Brown University and Middlebury College, and as a heritage language at Martha’s Vineyard Regional High School. He also taught beginner Spanish to speakers of Brazilian Portuguese.