Daniel da Silva

Daniel da Silva
Graduate Student Department of Latin American and Iberian Cultures / Institute for Research on Women, Gender, and Sexuality


Daniel da Silva researches the Lusophone world, exploring feminist and queer bodies and articulations through performance, music, film, literature and political struggle.

Academic Statement

Communication, expression, and the confidence in one’s ability to do both require authentic, adaptable and dynamic pedagogy.  My teaching philosophy integrates a communicative approach with task-based objectives.  I strive to practice a pedagogical methodology that engages the particularities of the students, the teacher, the classroom and the context of their relationship to one another. Objectives are centered on interactive learning that engages and encourages the contributions of all participants, and on grammar as an important component of language skills and instruction, embedded naturally and used as a tool to express meaning.