Welcome to the American Portuguese Studies Association

Founded in 1996, the American Portuguese Studies Association (APSA) has quickly grown to become an important organizational presence for scholars and educators focused on the Portuguese-speaking world. With this, our association has expanded dynamically over the past two decades, and we currently have well over two hundred members working and studying in several countries and on least four different continents.

Our mission is simple. We work to foster the expansion and spread of knowledge on the languages, peoples, and cultures of the many 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 new research through our open-access, peer-reviewed academic journal, the Journal of Lusophone Studies; 3) we promote scholarly and intellectual contact between persons working in diverse fields of inquiry; 4) we strive to increase awareness of Portuguese-speaking cultures 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. Our members receive a wide range of benefits, which include the opportunity to connect with other scholars and teachers focused on Portuguese,  discounted registration for our bi-annual international conference (to held at Brigham Young University in 2020), and a chance to shape the field by serving on APSA’s executive committee.

Voting for APSA Officers and the Executive Committee has concluded. We congratulate the new officers and members of the Executive Committee!

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