Georg Walter Wink

Georg Walter Wink

Associate Professor

Member of:

    ACADEMIC POSITIONS

    Since 02/2018
    Director of the Centre for Latin American Studies                                              

    Since 07/2017
    Course coordinator of the Undergraduate and Graduate Program in Portuguese and Brazilian Studies

    Since 07/2013
    Associate Professor of Portuguese and Brazilian Studies at University of Copenhagen, Faculty of Humanities, Department of English, Germanic and Romance Studies.

    2010-2013
    Assistant Professor of Latin American Cultures (special area Brazil) at the Institute for Latin American Studies at Freie Universität Berlin. 

    2010
    Lecturer in Brazilian Studies at Technische Universität Dresden, Institute of Romance Languages and Literature, Department of Spanish and Latin-American Cultural Studies.

    2008–2009
    Visiting Professor and Reader at the Faculty of Letters, Universidade Federal de Minas Gerais (UFMG), Belo Horizonte, Brazil. Financed by the German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD).

    2006–2008
    Research and Teaching Assistant at Technische Universität Dresden, Institute of Romance Languages and Literature, Department of Spanish and Latin-American Cultural Studies and in the supplementary module for Regional Studies – Latin America (special area Brazil).

    2004–2005
    PhD Fellow in the doctoral program for Comparative Literature, Universidade Federal de Minas Gerais (UFMG), Belo Horizonte, Brazil. Brazilian government grant from Coordenação de Aperfeiçoamento de Pessoal de Nível Superior (CAPES).

    2002–2003
    Assistant Lecturer at the Faculty of Letters, Universidade Federal de Minas Gerais (UFMG), Belo Horizonte, Brazil. Financed by the German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD).

     

    GUEST LECTURESHIP

    08/2012
    Visiting Professor in Brazilian Studies at University Jamia Millia Islamia in New Delhi, India and Jadavpur University in Calcutta, India.

     

     

    EDUCATION AND RESEARCH

    2010–2013
    Postdoctoral research (habilitation project) on cultural and epistemological relations within the Global South within the international network “Cultural Flows: India –Latin America”, Institute for Latin American Studies at Freie Universität Berlin.

    2009
    Postdoctoral research (academic fellowship from the Federal State of Minas Gerais Fundação de Amparo à Pesquisa do Estado de Minas Gerais - FAPEMIG) on Intercultural Communication and transculturality in immigrant communities, Universidade Federal de Minas Gerais (UFMG) in Belo Horizonte, Brazil.

    2004–2008
    Doctoral research at Johannes Gutenberg Universität Mainz, Faculty for Applied Linguistics and Cultural Studies, Department of Spanish and Portuguese Language and Culture in Germersheim.

    2004–2008
    Doctoral dissertation entitled “Brazil as an Imagined Community? A Cultural Studies Perspective on the Narration of Brazil from Empire to Nation in Contrast with Latin America”. The thesis was awarded the Johannes Gutenberg Universität Prize.
    (Also conferred the title of Doutor em Letras: Estudos Literários by Universidade Federal de Minas Gerais in Belo Horizonte, Brazil in August 2009.)

    2001–2003
    Additional master’s program in German as a Foreign Language at Humboldt Universität Berlin.

    1997–2001
    Master in Latin American Studies, Sociology and Economics at the Institute for Latin American Studies, Freie Universität Berlin.
    Master thesis entitled “Alternative Press in Brazil (1964–82): Self-perception and Cultural Expression as Revealed by the Satirical Periodical O Pasquim”.

    1997–1998
    Exchange year at the Faculty of Literary Studies and Linguistics, Universidade Federal de Bahia (UFBA), Salvador, Brazil.

    1994–1997
    BA in Latin American Studies, Sociology and Economics at the Institute for Latin American Studies, Freie Universität Berlin.
     

    OTHER RELEVANT RESEARCH ACTIVITIES

    2006–2008
    Collaborating on the research project “A Critique of Academic Writing Styles during Five Centuries”, published as Rehrmann, N (ed.) 2011. Schlechter Stil! Sprachkritik aus fünf Jahrhunderten. Lambert Schneider, Darmstadt.

    2000
    Four-month research fellowship at Escola de Comunicações e Artes, Universidade de São Paulo (USP), Brazil.

    1996
    Three-month academic exchange to Belém, Brazil to conduct a sociological field study of the living and working conditions of fishers on Jutuba Island in the Amazon Delta. Funded by the DAAD and the Volkswagen Foundation, in cooperation with Universidade Federal de Pará (UFPA) in Belém, Brazil.

    1995
    Three-month sociological field study at an agricultural co-op near Somoto, Nicaragua.

     

    RESEARCH GROUP MEMBERSHIPS

    Forschungszentrum Brasilien / Centro de Pesquisas Brasileiras (FZB) / Brazil Research Center at the Institute for Latin American Studies, Freie Universität Berlin, since February 2010.

    Grupo de Estudos em Literatura Brasileira Contemporânea (GELBC) at Universidade de Brasília, since January 2012.

    BRASA - Brazilian Studies Association, since May 2013.

    Deutscher Lusitanistenverband (DLV), since August 2007.

    Forschungsverbund Lateinamerika Berlin-Brandenburg (ForLaBB), since September 2010.

    Arbeitsgemeinschaft Deutsche Lateinamerikaforschung / German Association for Research on Latin America (ADLAF), since January 2004.

     

    RESEARCH COUNCIL MEMBERSHIP

    Member of the academic advisory council for ADLAF’s working group on Brazil, since April 2012.

     

     PARTICIPATION IN ORGANIZATION OF SEMINARS, LECTURE SERIES AND SYMPOSIA

    Panel Chair, “Fluxos musicais: canção no cinema brasileiro e canção brasileira no cinema (anos 30-50)”, BRASA XIV Conference, PUC-Rio 25–28 July 2018.

    Organizer, “Affirmative Action Revisited: Race-related Discourses and Policies in Contemporary Brazil”, University of Copenhagen, 14–15 December 2015.

    Organizer, “Traversing Prevailing Winds: Cultural Relations between Brazil and Africa”, University of Copenhagen, 30 October 2015.

    Co-organizer, “Commemorating the Portuguese Revolution 40 years on: Politics, Policies and Discourse in Evolving Democracies – Portugal, Spain and Brazil”, University of Copenhagen, 25 April 2014.

    Panel Chair, “Multiperspektivische Weltbetrachtungen: Re-Lektüren und Neubestimmungen lateinamerikanischer Essays” (“Multiperspective Views on the World: Re-lecture and Redefinition of Latin American Essays”). XXXIII. Deutscher Romanistentag, Julius-Maximilians-Universität Würzburg, 22–25 September 2013.

    Co-organizer and co-chair, “Colóquio Internacional sobre Literatura Brasileira Contemporânea: Traduções e Intermediações” (“International Colloquium on Contemporary Brazilian Literature: Translation and Intermediation”), Université Paris-Sorbonne IV and Institute for Latin American Studies, Freie Universität Berlin, 7–8 and 11–12 March 2013.

    Contributed to development of the project proposal “Entgangenes Wissen. Verständigungswissen Süd-Süd: Indien – Lateinamerika” (“Evaded Epistemologies. South-South Communicative knowledge: India – Latin America”). Project in partnership with the Getúlio Vargas Foundation, submitted to the Volkswagen Foundation’s Key Issues for Academia and Society funding initiative on 30 May 2012.

    Co-conducted workshops for young researchers in literary studies entitled “Novas Vozes – Junge Literatur aus Brasilien” (“Novas Vozes – Young Literature from Brazil”), Institute for Latin American Studies, Freie Universität Berlin, 8–10 December 2011.

    Co-organizer, international conference entitled “Sur / South: New Passages to India / Nuevos Pasajes a la India. América Latina – India. Literature and Culture”, funded by the Volkswagen Foundation, held at the Institute for Latin American Studies, Freie Universität Berlin, 6–8 October 2011.

    Co-organizer, interdisciplinary lecture series entitled “Amazonien: Ein transregionaler Kulturraum im historischen Wandel” (“Amazonia: A transregional space in historic transition”), funded by the German Federal Ministry of Education and Research, held at the Institute for Latin American Studies, Freie Universität Berlin, fall semester 2010.


    EDITORING

    Editorial Council member of the book series "Estudos Brasileiros" at Anthem Press

    Member of the Editorial Board of Diálogos Latinoamericanos, since March 2018

    Editorial board member of the journal Iberoromania, since May 2016

    Section editor of Revista de Estudos de Literatura Brasileira Contemporânea, since September 2016

    Managing editor of the journal Iberoromania, September 2011–August 2013.

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