AboutFelipe Fanuel Xavier Rodrigues is an Assistant Professor of English in the Department of Anglo-Germanic Letters of the Institute of Letters at the Universidade do Estado do Rio de Janeiro (UERJ). Dr. Rodrigues is a permanent professor in the Graduate Program in Literary Studies (English-Language Literatures, Afro-Luso-Brazilian Literatures, and Comparative Literature) at UERJ. He has published articles on the intersections of race, gender, and religion in Anglophone and Lusophone Black literary discourses. He received a Ph.D. in Comparative Literature and a B.A. in English at UERJ. During 2014-2015, he was a CAPES-Fulbright Visiting Scholar at Dartmouth College. Dr. Rodrigues was the 2016-2017 FAPERJ Nota 10 Postdoctoral Fellow in Literature at UERJ. He is an elected executive committee member of the Modern Language Association (MLA) Languages, Literatures, and Cultures Luso-Brazilian Forum (2022-2027). His publications include “Maréia and the Emergence of the Ancestral Novel,” published in the Journal of Lusophone Studies, and “The Politics of African Heritage in Black Brazilian Women’s Literature,” published in WSQ: Women’s Studies Quarterly.
EducationPh.D., Comparative Literature, Universidade do Estado do Rio de Janeiro, 2016.
M.A., Religious Studies, Universidade Metodista de São Paulo, 2009.
B.A., Theology, Universidade Metodista de São Paulo, 2008.
B.A., Theology, Seminário Teológico Batista do Sul do Brasil, 2006, class valedictorian.
B.A., English Language and Literatures, Universidade do Estado do Rio de Janeiro, 2010.
DipEd, English Teaching, Universidade do Estado do Rio de Janeiro, 2010.
2017 Postdoctoral Fellow in Comparative Literature (FAPERJ Nota 10 Fellowship). Universidade do Estado do Rio de Janeiro.
2022 “The Power of Rewriting History: Literature, Race, and Religion in Contemporary Brazil.,” In: Richard F. Young. (Org.). World Christianity and Interfaith Relations. Minneapolis, MN: Fortress Press, 2022, p. 69-86.
2021 “Maréia and the Emergence of the Ancestral Novel,” Journal of Lusophone Studies, 6.2, p. 11-23.
2021 “The Politics of African Heritage in Black Brazilian Women’s Literature,” WSQ: Women’s Studies Quarterly, 49 (Fall/Winter): 287-305.
2021 “Black Identities, Contemporary Literature, and Afro-Diasporic Traditions,” The Journal of World Christianity, vol. 11, no. 2: 281-294.
2021 “Identidade Poética de Lívia Natália,” [Lívia Natália’s Poetic Identity], Revista Brasileira de Literatura Comparada, vol. 23, no. 43: 20-31.
2019 “Reimaginando a Herança Africana em Contos,” [Reimagining African Heritage in Short Stories], Matraga, vol. 26, no. 48: 635-653.
2019 “Em Nome de Maya Angelou,” [In Maya Angelou’s Name], Revista Estudos Feministas, vol. 27, no. 3: e58624.
2019 “Tradições Africanas Recriadas em Prosa e Verso,” [African Traditions Recreated in Prose and Verse], Numen: Revista de Estudos e Pesquisa da Religião, vol. 22, no. 1: 147-162.
2019 “Editorial,” [Introduction], with Afe Adogame, Raimundo Barreto, Sônia Lages, and Humberto Souza, Numen: Revista de Estudos e Pesquisa da Religião, vol. 22, no. 1: 7-12.
2016 “A África de Maya Angelou,” [Maya Angelou’s Africa], with Maria Aparecida Salgueiro, Aletria, vol. 25, no. 3: 31-48.
2015 “(Re)Tradução Intercultural de Literatura Afrodescendente e Seus Contextos,” [Intercultural (Re)Translation of Afrodescendants’ Literature and Its Contexts], PALARA – Publication of the Afro-Latin/American Research Association, Fall: 42-72.
2014 “A Contemporaneidade pela Escrita de Autoras Negras,” [Contemporaneity through Black Women’s Writing], Revista Letra (Rio de Janeiro), v. 9: 20-34.
2013 “Da Leitura ao longo do Caminho das Palavras,” [On Reading along the Path of Words], Grau Zero: Revista de Crítica Cultural, vol. 1, no. 1: 106-118.
MembershipsModern Language Association (MLA), Associação Brasileira de Literatura Comparada (ABRALIC).