Daniel da Silva

Profile

Daniel da Silva researches the Lusophone world, exploring feminist and queer articulations through performance, music, film, literature and political struggle at transformative moments throughout the XX and XXI centuries, such as dictatorships, revolutions, decolonization, austerity and manifestation, tracing a Lusophone geography of resistance.

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.