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.

Events - 2011

Tagus Press announces partnership with University Press of New England
and the hire of a Managing Editor

Tagus Press
Tagus Press, the publishing arm of the Center
for Portuguese Studies and Culture at the
University of Massachusetts Dartmouth

Tagus Press, the publishing arm of the Center for Portuguese Studies and Culture at the University of Massachusetts Dartmouth, announces a partnership with the University Press of New England (UPNE) for the design, production, sales and promotion of its books. In conjunction with this partnership, Tagus Press also announces the appointment of Mario Pereira as Managing Editor of Tagus Press.

Based at Dartmouth College, UPNE is a publishing consortium supported by Brandeis University Press, Dartmouth College Press, Northeastern University Press, and the University of New Hampshire Press. As an award-winning university press, UPNE has earned a reputation for excellence in scholarly, instructional, reference, literary and artistic, and general-interest books. In addition to Tagus Press, UPNE has a partnership with Wesleyan University Press, among others.

“UPNE is very excited to be working with Tagus Press,” said Mike Burton, director of the University Press of New England. “Tagus has an outstanding line of publications that both complement and expand upon what we are offering. Their publications for scholars and interested individuals meet a need that no other press is filling.”

Our partnership with UPNE, established with direct support from Chancellor Jean F. MacCormack, aims to enhance the visibility, prestige and sales of Tagus Press publications.

“The partnership with UPNE, which will help to establish a national presence for Tagus Press and attract the attention of the general reader, bolsters the academic prestige of the university,” said Chancellor MacCormack. “It likewise strengthens the excellent research profile of the Center for Portuguese Studies and the Department of Portuguese, one of the university’s signature programs.”

As Managing Editor, Mario Pereira comes to Tagus Press as a scholar of the Lusophone world with extensive experience as an editor. Pereira is a cultural historian whose research focuses on Portugal and the Atlantic world during the early modern period. He received his Ph.D. from Brown University and previously served on the editorial staff of The New York Review of Books. Most recently, Pereira was an Arts and Sciences Postdoctoral Fellow in the Department of History at the University of Pittsburgh. He has also received an American Council of Learned Societies/Mellon Early Career Fellowship and was the J. M. Stuart Fellow at the John Carter Brown Library. Pereira has worked in an editorial capacity for the Cultural Policy Center at the University of Chicago, La Rivista dei Libri, The New York Review of Books, and the Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum. He has published translations from Italian and Portuguese. 

“As an active scholar and experienced editor, Pereira will contribute significantly to the continued success of the press as it embarks on this exciting new phase in partnership with UPNE,” said Frank Sousa, Director of Tagus Press.

Recognized as a leader in bringing Portuguese literature, history, and culture to an English-speaking audience, Tagus Press’s groundbreaking translations and journals address both Portuguese and Lusophone life abroad and in the United States. Tagus Press currently publishes four series of books. The Adamastor Series is dedicated to publishing translations of important works of literature from the Portuguese language and essays on Lusophone literatures and cultures. The Portuguese in the Americas Series documents the variety and complexity of the Portuguese-American experience by publishing works in the social sciences, history and literature. The multilingual interdisciplinary peer-reviewed journal Portuguese Literary & Cultural Studies addresses the literatures and cultures of the diverse communities of the Portuguese-speaking world in terms of critical and theoretical approaches. Portuguese-Language Textbook Series publishes textbooks for university-level language courses.

To order our titles online, please visit UPNE. To submit manuscripts for consideration and for other inquiries, please contact:

Mario Pereira, Managing Editor
Tagus Press
Center for Portuguese Studies & Culture
285 Old Westport Road
North Dartmouth, MA 02747