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Featured Faculty: Glen Goodman
Glen Goodman is an Assistant Professor of Spanish and Portuguese and affiliated faculty in Germanic Languages and Literatures, Latin American and Caribbean Studies, and the Lemann Institute of Brazilian Studies. His areas of specialization and research interests include 19th and 20th Century Brazil, Migration and Ethnicity, Modern Latin American History and Culture, and Food Studies.
Professor Goodman received his PhD in History from Emory University in 2015. Prior to his doctoral studies, he received his B.A. from Georgetown University with majors in Comparative Literature and Spanish and a minor in German. He then pursued a M.Sc. in Latin American Studies at Oxford University (Exeter College), awarded with distinction in 2006.
His work focuses on the intersection between immigration, ethnicity, and regional and national identity in twentieth century Brazil. Specifically, he studies the evolution of German-Brazilian identity in local (primarily Rio Grande do Sul) and national contexts. He is particularly interested in incorporating material culture such as tourism, cuisine, and architecture into his research.
He also worked as a journalist in England and Colombia, and trained at Le Cordon Bleu in Paris for six months.
In his spare time, Glen likes to cook and entertain at his house in Champaign, read domestic and foreign political coverage, and share bowls of goldfish crackers with his beloved dog Charlie.