Lecturer in Italian Studies and Spanish & Portuguese
Contact & Office Hours
Hatfield Hall 302
M.A.T., University of Massachusetts Amherst
B.A., Universidade Federal do Rio de Janeiro and Universidade Federal Fluminense
Simone Maria Gugliotta has been teaching Portuguese and Italian to children and adults in Brazil, Italy and the United States for more than 20 years. She holds two degrees from Brazil: one in journalism from the Universidade Federal Fluminense and the other in languages and literatures (Portuguese and Italian) from the Universidade Federal do Rio de Janeiro. She also has a postgraduate certificate in Brazilian history from Universidade Candido Mendes and a master of arts in teaching Italian from the University of Massachusetts Amherst.
Currently, Gugliotta is working on a doctoral degree at the University of Massachusetts Amherst's College of Education, with a concentration in language, literacy and culture. As a researcher, her fields of interest are bilingualism, heritage language studies, second language acquisition, and critical and radical pedagogy related to the works of Paulo Freire and Don Lorenzo Milani.