Nina Morais joined the Modern Languages and Literatures Department as a Visiting Assistant Professor of German in the Spring of 2023. Her research focuses on questions of transculturality, hybridity, and anthropophagy/cannibalism as transcultural literary strategies. Specifically, she is looking at the relationship between Germany and Brazil starting from early travel logs, collected tales from Theodor Koch-Grünberg, the Brazilian modernist Mário de Andrade, up to the contemporary theater of Milo Rau. She is also interested in the study of Fairy Tales, transnational and migration literature, race and ethnicity studies, as well as Germany-Africa and Germany-South America relations. In her classroom, her teaching is informed by performative pedagogy, and she has worked with German, English, Spanish, and Portuguese as second languages since 2009.
M.A., Germanic Studies, Indiana University
B.A., German and Translation Studies, Federal University of Minas Gerais, Brazil
B.B.A., Business and management, Escola Técnica de Formação Gerencial, Brazil