Dr Natália Pinazza

Position: Visiting Lecturer in Portuguese
Email: natalia.pinazza@regents.ac.uk
Faculty: Institute of Languages and Culture

Professional Biography

Dr Natália Pinazza completed an ORSAS (Overseas Research Students Awards Scheme) funded PhD at the University of Bath, UK. She completed her undergraduate studies at the University of São Paulo, Brazil before obtaining a MA (funded by Academic Excellence Awards) at the University of Bath, UK. She has previously taught language and content modules at the University of Sheffield and contributed to undergraduate teaching at the University of Bath. She undertook research (March- June 2012) funded by UNESCO in indigenous visual cultures at the University of Ottawa, Canada. She has given papers at conferences in Europe, Australia, and the Americas

Her teaching methodology encourages critical reflection on the language through the use of literary texts, audiovisual resources, web-based language learning and “authentic” materials.


2008- 2012 PhD University of Bath, UK

2007-2008 MA University of Bath, UK

2003-2007 BA University of São Paulo, Brazil

Relevant Past Employment

2012- Present, Lecturer in Portuguese, Birkbeck College, University of London

2011-2012, Associate Lecturer in Portuguese Language, Literature and Culture, University of Sheffield

2010- Internship, UNESCO headquarters, France 

2009-2010- University of Bath

Teaching & Course Development

2005-2007- Teaching Qualification in Portuguese and Italian Studies (Licenciatura), University of São Paulo

Research Interests

Dr Natália Pinazza´sresearch interests centre on Postcolonial theory and Lusophone/Latin American cultural studies with a particular focus on Argentina and Brazil.



Pinazza, N. (forthcoming 2014).Journeys in Argentine and Brazilian Cinema. New York: Palgrave Macmillan.

Edited Books

Pinazza, N. and Bayman, L.  (eds) (forthcoming 2014).World Film Locations: São Paulo.Bristol:    Intellect.

Pinazza, N.  and Bayman, L. (eds) (2013).Directory of World Cinema: Brazil. Bristol: Intellect.

Book Contributions

Pinazza, N (forthcoming 2014) “Transnational Minhocão: The Emblematic Viaduct”.World Film            Locations: São Paulo. Bristol: Intellect.

Pinazza, N (2013) “The Re-emergence of Brazilian Cinema: A Brief History” in Louis Bayman and         Natália Pinazza (eds)Directory of World Cinema: Brazil,Bristol: Intellect.

Pinazza, N (2013) “Brazilian Road Movies” in Louis Bayman and Natália Pinazza (eds)Directory of           World Cinema: Brazil,Bristol: Intellect.

Pinazza, N (2013) "Representation of Indigenous People in Brazilian Cinema" in Louis Bayman and        Natália Pinazza (eds)Directory of World Cinema: Brazil, Bristol: Intellect.

Articles in Peer-Reviewed Journals

Pinazza, N (2012). “Diaspora and National Identity in Daniel Burman'sEl abrazo partido”,Journal of       Latin American Cultural Studies,21 (3), pp 437-448.

Pinazza, N (2011). "Transnationality and Transitionality in Sandra Kogut´sThe Hungarian Passport",       Alphaville: Journal of Media and Film Studies.University College Cork: Ireland. Available at:     http://www.alphavillejournal.com/Issue%201/ArticlePinazza.html

Film Review

Pinazza, N (2011). "Emanuele Crialese´s Nuovomundo" in Louis Bayman (ed)Directory of World           Cinema: Italy, Bristol: Intellect, pp 265-67.

Conference Papers Given

March 2013 AHGBI Annual Conference, University of Oxford  Title: Forgetting to Remember the Huarpes in Formulations of Argentine Nationhood inHuanacache, tierra huarpe

March 2011 Invited speaker at the Department of Hispanic, Portuguese and Latin American Studies, University of Bristol, UK.

Title: “Negotiating Regional Cultural Differences: Cinema and Mercosur”.

February 2011 Rhizomes VI Conference: Other Words, Other Worlds, University of Queensland, Australia.

Title: “Negotiating Regional Cultural Differences: Cinema and Mercosur”.

June 2010 The Europeanness of European Cinema, King's College London, UK.

Title: “Latin Americans in Search of a European Identity”.

May 2010 Transnational, Transcultural, Transmedial: European Cinema Today, University College Cork, Ireland.

Title: “Transitionality and Transnationality in Sandra Kogut'sThe Hungarian Passport(2001)”.

May 2010 Main Organizer and Chair at BATLAM (Bath Latin American Network) Research Seminar, University of Bath, UK.

Title: “The Cultural Dimensions of Regional Integration: Cinema and Mercosur”.

October 2009 XIII SOCINE (Brazilian Society for Cinema and Audiovisual Studies) Annual Conference, University of São Paulo, Brazil.

Title: “Transicionalidade e Transnacionalidade emUm Passaporte Húngaro(2001)”.

Grants Awarded

2012 UNESCO/ Keizo Obuchi Fellowship Awards

Dr Pinazza was nominated by the Brazilian Government as the national candidate for the UNESCO Keizo Obuchi Research Awards and her research proposal, “Achieving Intercultural Dialogue through Indigenous Visual Arts: Brazil and Canada”, was selected by an international committee, which awarded her US$ 10,000.

Cluster: “Observatoire des Nouvelles Pratiques Symboliques”

2008- 2011 ORSA- Overseas Research Students Awards Scheme

Fully Funded PhD Programme plus Maintenance

2007 Academic Excellence Awards, University of Bath

Last updated: 08 December 2017