Olá! I’m Bruna, from Brazil. I first came to Tucson to work as a Fulbright Portuguese Teaching Assistant in 2014-2015. I am happy to resume my work at the Spanish and Portuguese Department by teaching as a GAT of Portuguese during my doctoral studies. I hold a licentiate degree in Portuguese and English and an M.A. in Language Studies from the Federal University of Rio Grande do Sul, Brazil. My research focus has been on exploring additional language pedagogy through genre and discourse theories. My interests include genre and discourse studies, teacher education, material and curricula design, linguistic anthropology, language policy, and teaching and learning Portuguese as an additional language. Thus, my main areas of interest lie in the field of Language Use and Pedagogy.