PSP Chair

Professor G. Mathias Kondolf

PSP Executive Director

Deolinda M. Adão

Executive Committee

Deolinda Adão Executive Director, Portuguese Studies Program
Stanley Brandes Professor, Department of Anthropology
Irene Bloemraad Assistant Professor, Department of Sociology
G. Matt Kondolf Professor, Landscape Architecture and Environmental Planning
Pedro Pinto Graduate Student Representative, Environmental Planning
Mari Lyn Salvador Director, Phoebe Hearst Museum of Anthropology
Candace Slater Professor, Department of Spanish and Portuguese
Don Warrin Historian, Regional Oral History Office, Bancroft Library
Natalia Brizuela Associate Professor, Department of Spanish and Portuguese
Catarina Gama Camoes Institute Lecturer, Department of Spanish and Portuguese
Jeremias Zunguzi Doctoral Student, Department of Spanish and Portuguese
Sebastiao Macedo Doctoral Student, Department of Spanish and Portuguese

Board of Advisors

Al Dutra Portuguese Heritage Society of California
Dr. Manuel Bettencourt Former President, Luso-American Education Foundation
Dr. Mario Mesquita Director, Luso-American Development Foundation
Manuela Silveira Vice-Consul General of Portugal in San Francisco
Professor G. Mathias Kondolf Chair, PSP, (ex-officio)

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Irene Bloemraad Irene Bloemraad Department of Sociology
(MA, McGill; PhD, Harvard) studies the nexus between immigration and the political system. Her interest in immigration stems from personal experience: Irene was born in Europe, moved to Canada as a young girl, and then migrated to the United States as a graduate student. Her most recent research looks at immigrant political participation in comparative perspective, with a special focus on how government policies influence newcomers' practice and understanding of citizenship. Professor Bloemraad's first book, Becoming a Citizen, (UC Press, 2006) examines political incorporation among Portuguese and Vietnamese migrants in Boston and Toronto. Portuguese immigrant communities are also a focal point for Bloemraad's article "The North American Naturalization Gap: An Industrial Approach to Citizenship Acquisition in the United States and Canada" (in International Migration Review, 2002). She is currently researching immigrant communities, including those of Portuguese origin, in the greater Bay area.

Stanley Brandes Stanley Brandes Department of Anthropology
(AB, University of Chicago; PhD, UC Berkeley) has taught in his department since 1974 and, during the 1990s, spent seventh years as Chair of the Department. For over three decades, Brandes has been immersed in the study of European and Latin American ethnography and folklore. His work has focused about equally on Iberia and Ibero-America. Over the course of his career, he has turned to a wide variety of topics, including peasant society and culture, demographic anthropology, symbolism, gender, folklore, humor, popular ritual and religion, the cultural dimensions of food and drink, and most recently, visual anthropology. He has carried out fieldwork in both rural and urban settings. Brandes is the author of five books, co-editor of one, and author of over a hundred articles, book chapters, reviews and brief commentaries. His most recent volume, an ethnographic study of Alcoholics Anonymous in Mexico City, has just been published.

Keith Gilless J. Keith Gilless College of Natural Resources
(BS Michigan State; PhD University of Wisconsin-Madison) is the Interim Dean of the College of Natural Resources and professor of Forest Economics and Management. He joined the faculty in1983, and holds joint appointments in the departments of Environmental Science, Policy and Management and of Agricultural and Resource Economics. His career includes teaching, research and service in Austria, China, El Salvador, and Honduras. He won the campus distinguished teaching award in 1988 and the ESPM undergraduate teaching award in 2006. He regularly teaches an introductory environmental economics & policy course and is director of the UC Berkeley's summer field program in forestry. Gilless' academic specialties include trade in forest products, regional economic analysis of resource-dependent communities, wildland fire protection planning, forestry development and forest management decision analysis. He is particularly well known for his textbook in forest resource management and his work on modeling the pulp and paper industry and wildland fire protection system. Gilless is currently working with colleagues in CNR and with the Vice Chancellor for Research to establish an academic exchange program between Berkeley and Portuguese scientists in ecosystem management, earth and planetary sciences, and plant and microbial biology.

Richard Herr Richard Herr Department of History
(PhD, University of Chicago) Professor Emeritus of History, has engaged in research and instruction in the modern history of western Europe, with emphasis on the Iberian peninsula. For thirty years before his retirement in 1991 he taught the primary undergraduate course at Berkeley on the history of Spain and Portugal from ancient times to the present. From 1987 to 1991 he chaired the Iberian Studies Group of Berkeley. He organized and contributed to two major conferences involving Portugal and edited their proceedings, which were published by the Institute of International Studies, Berkeley: Iberian Identity: Essays on the Nature of Identity in Portugal and Spain (co-edited with John Polt, 1998) and The New Portugal: Democracy and Europe (1992). In July 2003 at a ceremony in Madrid headed by Prince Philip, Herr was one of eight historians honored by the Society of Spanish and Portuguese Historical Studies for their Distinguished Contributions to North American Scholarship on Modern Iberia. From 1994 and 1998 Herr chaired PSP at UC Berkeley, and currently chairs the Spanish Studies Program.

Matt Kondolf Matt Kondolf Department of Landscape Architecture & Environmental Planning
(AB Princeton; MS, UC Santa Cruz; PhD, Johns Hopkins University) is a fluvial geomorphologist and environmental planner whose research concerns environmental river management, with emphasis on Mediterranean-climate rivers, notably effects of human development on the delivery of sediment to rivers, effects of mining and dams on river systems and assessment of ecological restoration. In addition to technical articles on these topics and Tools in Geomorphology: a Handbook for Geologists, Hydrologists, Engineers, Biologists and Planners (John Wiley and Sons 2003), he is author of two chapters in Conservacão, valoriazao e gestão ambiental de sistemas fluvias: applicacão a bacia hidrografica do rio Sado (McGraw-Hill) based on PSP-supported research with colleagues in Portugal. Dr. Kondolf was awarded a Fullbright Senior Scholar Fellowship to Portugal (2001) where he taught at the Instituto Superior da Agronomia, conducted research on dam-induced channel changes in tributaries to the Sado river in the Alentejo and on urban channels in Estoril and Sintra, west of Lisbon.

Candace Slater Candace Slater Department of Spanish & Portuguese
(BA, Brown University; PhD, Stanford University) is a Marian B. Koshland Distinguished Professor in the Humanities and the Director of UC Berkeley's Townsend Center for the Humanities. Among her primary areas of research are Lusophone Amazonian culture, narrative folklore, poetry (the literature de cordel, which had its roots in Portugal) and mythology with roots in both Portugal and other cultures that took root in Brazil. Dr. Slater is the recipient of numerous fellowships and awards, including the Ordem de Rio Branco, the highest honor Brazil can bestow a foreigner (1996) and the Ordem de Merito from the Brazilian Ministry of Culture, an award generally reserved for Brazilians (2002). In 2000, she was selected as United States Representative on the Humboldt Commemorative Expedition to the Orinoco and Amazon. Recent books include Entangled Edens: Visions of the Amazon (University of California Press 2001) and Dance of the Dolphin, Transformation and Disenchantment in the Amazonian Imagination (University of Chicago Press 1994), as well as articles on topics ranging from folklore to landscape interaction. She is also the editor of In Search of the Rainforest (Duke University Press, 2004).

Donald Warrin Don Warrin Historian, Regional Oral History Office, Bancroft Library
(BA, University of Southern California; MA & PhD, New York University) is a professor emeritus of Portuguese, Department of Modern Languages and Literatures at California State University, East Bay. He has specialized for many years in both the history and literature of Portuguese immigrants in the American West. His latest book, Land, As Far As the Eye Can See: Portuguese in the Old West (2001) (soon to be published in Portuguese translation by Bertrand Editora, Lisbon) examines the Portuguese presence on the early Far West frontier. Dr. Warrin is currently working as an historian with the Regional Oral History Office at UC Berkeley's Bancroft Library, where he oversees an oral history project on Portuguese communities in California. In spring 2003 Dr. Warrin was the initial "Visiting Distinguished Professor" of the Helio and Amelia Pedroso/Luso-American Foundation Endowed Chair in Portuguese Studies at the University of Massachusetts, Dartmouth. With financial support from PSP, he is working on a book about the important role played by Portuguese and Cape Verdeans in the American whaling industry.

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Paula Mota Santos, Spring 2011

BA Porto University; MA, University of Reading; PhD, University College London
Santos' Curriculum Vitae (.pdf)
Dr. Santos teaches courses in Portuguese film at Porto, and during Spring 2011 she will co-teach (with Professor Kondolf) two classes in his course The River in Film. She will lecture on films dealing with Portuguese rivers, notably the Ribeira of Porto as featured in the film Douro Faina Fluvial (Oliveira 1931), as well as Anikibóbó (Oliveira 1942), and A minha aldeia já não mora aqui (‘My village doesn’t live here any more’; Mourão 2006), about dam effects in the Alentejo. Students will watch the films and Dr Santos will lead a discussion of the films the following week.

Antonio Pinhero, Spring 2011

Professor of Civil Engineering, Technical University of Lisbon
Dr Pinheiro will be in Berkeley for several weeks during Spring 2011 to conduct research in environmental management of rivers, and to participate in the course Mediterranean-Climate Landscapes, with Professor Kondolf.

José Brilha, Spring 2011

Professor of Geology, University of Minho, Braga
Dr. Brilha will visit Berkeley in mid-April to lecture in the course Mediterranean-Climate Landscapes, and will participate in the course workshop Crossings, which will occur in Idanha-a-Nova, Portugal, in late May.


Pinto/Fialon Undergraduate Scholarship, 2010-2011

Pinto/Fialon Graduate Scholarship, 2010-2011

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Arthur Pinto Arthur Ferreira Pinto UC Berkeley Alumni, Chemist
was born in Verdemilho, in the council of Aveiro, Portugal on 24 August 1901. He came to the US in 1920, landing in Providence and boarding a train to Oakland. He worked on farms near Ryde in the Sacramento delta for two years, then worked in the Albers Flour Mill and the Southern Pacitic Sawmill, taking high school courses at night. In 1928, a botched operation for an abscess behind his ear left the left side of his face paralyzed and created a noise in his left ear that plagued him for the rest of his life. Pinto entered the University of California, studying chemistry and despite his hardships graduated in 1942, at age 40. He started work at the Kaiser shipyard, rising within three months from a laborer to a electrician's helper to journeyman, laying out electrical cable on the deck of Liberty ships. In 1943 he left the shipyard and began his career as a chemist at the El Dorado Oil Works, first at the Berkeley then the Oakland plant. On his own time, Pinto developed and published a method to analyze copra and oilseeds, and invented and patented laboratory equipment.

In 1949 he joined the US Army Chemical Corps as a chemical control inspector, left in 1959 to travel abroad, returned to work as a chemist for the State of California, retired in 1968. Upon retirement, he traveled abroad for six years, then returned to Berkeley, where he lived in a modest apartment in the Shattuck Hotel until his death in 1991 at age 90.

Annette Fialon Berkeley High School French Teacher
spent her retirement years with Mr. Pinto in Berkeley and on frequent trips abroad until her death in 1985. Both Mr. Pinto and Ms. Fialon left their estates to the University of California, and their generosity makes it financially possible for many Portuguese and Portuguese-American undergraduates and graduate students to attend UC Berkeley.

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