Dr. Qiana Whitted, associate professor of English and African American studies, has been selected as a Summer 2017 Visiting Professor at Universidade Federal de Santa Catarina (UFSC) in Florianópolis, Brazil.
Dr. Whitted’s visiting professorship is with University Studies Abroad Consortium (USAC), a study abroad program provider, through which she will be instructing U.S. students studying abroad in Brazil on a USAC program. While there, Dr. Whitted will be teaching a course she designed, called "Race, Gender, and Graphic Novels in Brazil". As stated in the course description, “discussions will consider how translated comics across genres portray the country’s distinctive racial mixtures alongside gender roles, socio-economic status, religion, and folklore.” Dr. Whitted has instructed a similar course at USC titled "Comic Books, Race, and History", and her published work focuses on comics and graphic novels in the United States.
UFSC is the third largest university in Brazil, with nearly 35,000 students. It was recently ranked among the top 20 Best Global Universities in South America by U.S. News and World Reports, and is known for its leadership in research. The university has four campuses, with its main campus in Florianópolis.
The Study Abroad Office, in collaboration with USAC and a number of other partners, offers a variety of overseas professional opportunities for USC faculty and staff. For more information about faculty opportunities abroad or other global education opportunities, please visit Opportunities for USC Faculty and Staff .