Dr Rhian Atkin is Senior Lecturer and Programme Director for Portuguese at Cardiff University, UK. She has worked extensively on literatures and cultures of Portugal from an ethnographic perspective, and she is currently the lead researcher on the project, ‘Pão e Vinho sobre a Mesa: Portuguese Food Cultures, Mobility and Migration’, which is funded by the Fundação Calouste Gulbenkian. The project explores how food is used a marker of cultural identity by Portuguese and Portuguese-American people in Southern Massachusetts. Rhian’s previous work has focused on public and private space in Lisbon-based literature, gender studies, the circulation of translated literature, and narratology. Her books include Lisbon Revisited: Urban Masculinities in Twentieth-Century Portuguese Fiction (Legenda, 2014). Rhian Atkin @ Cardiff | Facebook | UMass Dartmouth.
Writer and Senior Lecturer in Creative Writing at Murdoch University, Western Australia, Simone Lazaroo is the author of novels The World Waiting to be Made (1994), The Australian Fiancé (2000), The Travel Writer (2006), Sustenance (2010) and Lost River: Four Albums (2014), as well as short stories published in Australia, North America, England and recently in Spain (in a bilingual edition). Her fiction and research often focuses on the experiences of people living at the juncture of cultures, including migrants, and on the contexts of tourism and travel in relation to practices of consumerism, photography and the memorialization of urban space.
José Pedro Serra
José Pedro Serra is Full Professor at the University of Lisbon, and is specialized in Greek tragedy and its reception. He is the author of Pensar o Trágico. Categorias da Tragédia Grega, awarded with the Prémio PEN (2007) and with the Prémio Jacinto Prado Coelho (2008). He has published a range of journal articles and book chapters on literature, classics and philosophy. He is the director of Dedalus: Portuguese Journal of Comparative Literature, and the director of the Library of the School of Arts and Humanities, University of Lisbon.