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Faculty Spotlight: SPS Welcomes Quinn Hansen

Quinn HansenQuinn Hansen (Lecturer, Portuguese Language and Culture) was raised in Texas, where he earned a BA in Spanish and Portuguese Language and Literature from the University of Texas at Austin.

Following that, he moved to Portugal to pursue an MA in Linguistics from the Universidade Nova de Lisboa. After completion of his MA, Quinn moved to Aleppo, Syria, to teach first grade at an international school. Upon returning to the United States, he completed a PhD in Linguistics at the University of Florida under the direction of Dr. Eric Potsdam.

Although his past research focused on syntactic issues related to Brazilian Portuguese, Quinn now dedicates his time to focusing on the many different aspects of Luso-Brazilian culture including language use, music, political systems, and sports. Quinn enjoys helping students fall in love with the Luso-Brazilian world and its many cultural expressions, and is looking forward to helping to grow our Portuguese offerings.