American Portuguese Studies Association

About APSA

Founded in 1996, the American Portuguese Studies Association (APSA) has become an important presence for Portuguese scholars and educators in the United States and beyond. Our association has grown dynamically over the past two decades. It currently boasts well over two hundred members in several countries and on three continents.

American Portuguese Studies Association

APSA’s mission is simple. We work to foster the expansion and spread of knowledge on the languages, peoples, and cultures of countries where Portuguese is spoken. We achieve this through five specific initiatives: 1) we actively promote scholarly research on the Portuguese-speaking world; 2) we disseminate the results of our members’ ongoing research through our official journal, the Journal of Lusophone Studies; 3) we promote scholarly and intellectual contact between persons working in diverse fields inquiry; 4) we strive to increase awareness of the Portuguese-speaking world among various academic programs and communities; and 5) we work to promote the development of Portuguese language programs in North America.

All are welcome to join APSA. Members receive many benefits, including discount registration for our bi-annual international conference and the opportunity to publish their scholarly work in the Journal of Lusophone Studies.


From the Journal of Lusophone Studies

Volume 13 Now Available

Volume 13 Now Available

Volume 13 of ellipsis (now the Journal of Lusophone Studies) is available for browsing and download. Our 2015 issue contains ten articles, an interview with Luiz Ruffato, a review essay by Hans Ulrich Gumbrecht, and seven book reviews. View Full Post

Special Issue on Lusophone Africa

Special Issue on Lusophone Africa

Volume 1.1 of JLS (formerly ellipsis) will be devoted to Lusophone Africa. Ana Maria Martinho and Phillip Rothwell will edit the issue, which will also include essays from a tribute to Russell Hamilton co-edited by Fernando Arenas and Ana Paul Ferreira.View Full Post