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 gender and sexuality in the Lusophone world through performance, music and popular culture. He was awarded the 2018-2019 Graduate Fellowship by the Institute of Research on Women, Gender and Sexuality, and his article, "Unbearable Fadistas: António Variações and Fado as Queer Praxis," was published in the JLS, the Journal of Lusophone Studies, 3.1 (Spring 2018).

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.