English and
Cultural Studies

The teaching and research provided through our department focus upon the critical interpretation, social and historical context, and creative expression of literature and culture. The department cultivates the understanding and skills critical to participation and success in a complex, multicultural and global world.


deLourenco, Cileine

Cileine Izabel deLourenco

Professor, English and Cultural Studies
Faculty Suite J, Room 131

Professor of Latin American Studies in the Department of English and Cultural Studies, specialized in Latin American literature and cultural studies. I have experience developing and teaching a variety of courses, ranging from all level of Spanish and Portuguese Language to Latinx Studies, Latin American Women Writers, Latin American Popular Culture and Latin American cinema. Being passionate about teaching, I believe students deserve only the best. I have broad experience in course and program development, and have conducted research on Cuban and Brazilian cinema, and Brazilian immigrants in the USA. Presently, I am furthering my research on Cuban and Brazilian cinemas, and working on a Latinas in higher education project.

Latinx Studies, Cuban literature and cinema, the African diaspora in Latin America and the Caribbean, Latin American popular culture..

Cuban and Brazilian cinemas, Latinx Studies, Latin American literature and cultural studies, in general.

  • Latin American Studies Association
  • Modern Languages Association
  • Latin American Studies Association
  • Latin American Studies Association
  • Recommended for Sabbatical
  • 2015, Sabbatical
  • 2013, Awarded Sabbatical
  • 2013, Summer Stipend