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Dr João Pedro Vicente Faustino

Mr João Pedro Vicente FaustinoTeaching Fellow in Portuguese

Email: Joao dot Vicente-Faustino at warwick dot ac dot uk

Fourth Floor, Faculty of Arts Building

Postal Address: School of Modern Languages and Cultures, Fourth Floor, Faculty of Arts Building, University Road, University of Warwick, Coventry CV4 7AL


I have been teaching Portuguese at the University of Warwick since 2022. Before that, my passion for the Portuguese language and for different cultures led me to take positions as visiting lecturer in Portuguese (Camões Institute) at the universities of Delhi (India), Granada (Spain), and Toronto (Canada). I also taught at Warwick from 2015 to 2020. I was fortunate to have been able to spend three to four years in each of these countries and to have had wonderful teaching and learning experiences with students from many parts of the world.

My main goals are to provide students with the best opportunities to learn the language and about Portuguese-speaking cultures, as well as to discover more about themselves while doing so. I try to design activities that are engaging, interactive and meaningful, and that likewise favour not just the development of language skills, but also of transferable skills, such as intercultural awareness, critical thinking skills, and learning autonomy.

I completed a degree in Modern Languages and Literature (English and Portuguese studies), as well as a postgraduate teacher training degree, both from the University of Lisbon. I completed a PhD in Hispanic Studies at the University of Warwick in 2021, with a dissertation entitled 'Late modern subjectivity in the fictional work of Mário Cláudio: identity, memory, expression.'

Research interests

My research interests include didactics of Portuguese as a Second Language, and Contemporary literature and film in Portuguese. I am interested especially in issues relating to Memory studies, post-secularism, environmental studies and ethics.

Journal articles & book chapters

João Vicente Faustino. "Astronomia by Mário Cláudio: memory, intermediality and the cosmic imagination." The Hypercontemporary Novel (London: Bloomsbury) - Forthcoming

João Vicente Faustino. "The Point of View of the Animal: An Ontology and Ethics of Alterity in Emma Geen’s The Many Selves of Katherine North." Colloquy: Text, Theory, Critique 35/36 (2018): 54–81.

João Vicente. “(Mis)Understanding Bach: Fiction, Art and Resistance.” Portuguese Studies, vol. 33, no. 2, 2017, pp. 185–201. JSTOR:


João Vicente Faustino. Review of Mediations of Disruption in Post-Conflict Cinema by Adriana Martins, Alexandra Lopes, Mónica Dias. Portuguese Studies, vol. 34, no. 2, The Cinema of Fernando Vendrell (2018), pp. 237-239. JSTOR:


      Association of British and Irish Lusitanists (ABIL)

      Association of Teachers and Researchers of Portuguese Language (TROPO - UK)


      • PhD
      • Postgraduate teacher training degree / QTS
      • BA (Licenciatura)