The University of Massachusetts Dartmouth Center for Portuguese Studies and Culture / Tagus Press is a multidisciplinary international studies and outreach unit dedicated to the study of the language, literatures and cultures of the Portuguese-speaking world. Working in close partnership with the Department of Portuguese and the Ferreira-Mendes Portuguese-American Archives, it is the oldest of these units devoted to Portuguese at UMass Dartmouth.


Endowed Chair in Portuguese Studies course at UMD

The University of Massachusetts Dartmouth Center for Portuguese Studies and Culture is pleased to announce that Dr. Donald Warrin will be the first Visiting Distinguished Professor to hold the Hélio and Amélia Pedroso/Luso-American Foundation Endowed Chair in Portuguese Studies, which was created in 2001. Professor Warrin will teach a seminar in the Department of History on methodology of local history (History 403). The once-a-week seminar entitled "The Portuguese Experience in America: Local History" will begin on Thursday, January 30th, 3:30-3:50 p.m., and is available through the Division of Continuing Education. Everyone is welcome to take the course.

Dr. Warrin, who received his Ph.D. in Portuguese and Brazilian Literatures from New York University, is Professor Emeritus, California State University, Hayward. He presently teaches a course on methodology of local history at the University of California, Berkeley. He specializes in the history and writings of Portuguese immigrants in the United States, having published many articles and several books on the topic.  His most recent research culminated in Land, As Far As the Eye Can See: Portuguese in the Old West, written in collaboration with Geoffrey L. Gomes and published by the Arthur H. Clark Co. of Spokane, Washington (2001). Professor Warrin is currently preparing a book-length manuscript on the Portuguese in American whaling, particularly in New England, which will appear be published in the Portuguese in the Americas Series.