Steering Committee


Josiah Blackmore (Faculty Advisor)

Josiah Blackmore, Nancy Clark Smith Professor of the Language and Literature of Portugal, specializes in medieval and early modern Portuguese literature, including Camões and shipwreck narrative.  


Sergio Leos

Sergio studies the history of relations between Europe and America during the early modern period and contemporary notions of empire and colonialism.


Adam Mahler

Specializing in medieval Spanish and Portuguese, Adam will publish his first book of translations, Camilo Pessanha's Clepsydra, with U. of Massachusetts Press.



Caio Cesar Esteves de Souza (Chair)

Caio is interested in medieval and early-modern Iberian and Latin American literature and history. His work relies on archival research and manuscript studies.