Nilzimar Vieira received her M.A. in Portuguese from Indiana University and is currently working on her Ph.D. in the Portuguese Program. Her research interests include African-Brazilian Diaspora and the development of African-Brazilian literature and cinema. She is also interested in German-Brazilian literature and culture. Nilzimar has received multiple teaching awards at the department and has collaborated with the Percussion Department of Indiana University's Jacobs School of Music. She also worked several years with the Indiana University Honors Program in Spain, and collaborated with the Indiana University Overseas Studies Program in Rio de Janeiro. In her free time she enjoys walking her dogs in the woods and playing tennis.
Doctoral Student, Portuguese