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Eduardo Viana da Silva (he/him/his)

Associate Teaching Professor, Portuguese; Portuguese Program Coordinator

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(206) 543-7943
PDL C-222
Office Hours: 
Mondays and Wednesdays, 1:00 pm-2:00 pm on Zoom (Winter 2022) /Meeting ID: 977 3455 0584 /One tap mobile +12063379723,,97734550584# US (Seattle) +12532158782,,97734550584# US (Tacoma)


Ph.D., University of California, Santa Barbara, 2014
M.A., Brigham Young University, 2006
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Eduardo Viana da Silva received his Ph.D. in Luso-Brazilian Literature with an emphasis in Applied Linguistics from University of California, Santa Barbara (UCSB). He holds an interdisciplinary degree in teaching “Certificate in College and University Teaching” from UCSB, a TESOL (Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages) graduate certificate from Brigham Young University (BYU) and an M.A. in Luso-Brazilian literature, also from BYU.

Before coming to University of Washington in 2015, Eduardo taught language courses, Luso-Brazilian literature, and topics on Brazilian culture at UCSB, BYU, University of Utah, and the Salt Lake Community College. He also taught English as a Second Language in a private school (ILAC) in Vancouver, Canada, between 2007 and 2010. His main areas of interest are Critical Pedagogy, Applied Linguistics, Luso-Brazilian literature and culture, curriculum development, and Global Citizenship.

Eduardo is currently working on a textbook for Portuguese - Bate-Papo - An Introduction to Portuguese as an Open Educational Resource (OER). This book has been supported through a UW Libraries Award, the Department of Spanish and Portuguese, the Language Leaning Center, and the Center for Global Studies at the UW. This e-text is available at


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Professional Affiliations: 
Modern Language Association (MLA), Pacific Ancient and Modern Language Association (PAMLA), American Council on the Teaching of Foreign Languages (ACTFL), American Association of Teachers of Spanish and Portuguese (AATSP)

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