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Faculty Profile

Shawn Stein

Associate Professor of Spanish and Portuguese (2015)

Contact Information

Bosler Hall Room M10


Professor Stein's scholarship focuses on contemporary Latin American literary and cultural production. His current research is devoted to analyzing satire and the myth of fair play in football (soccer) fiction in Latin America. Stein's "Playing fairly: the satiric tradition in football fiction from Latin America" is forthcoming in Soccer & Society. Other recent work has been published in Chasqui, Hispania, Revista de literatura mexicana, Studies in Latin American Popular Culture and Transmodernity. Idols and Underdogs: An Anthology of Latin American Football Fiction, his co-edited anthology of football fiction and author interviews (an English translation of Por amor a la pelota: Once cracks de la ficción futbolera - Editorial Cuarto Propio, 2014), was released by Freight Books in 2016. Stein's teaching experience and interests include social justice, community engagement, cultural/literary studies, film, football, satire, Portuguese and Spanish, among other topics.


  • B.A., University of Colorado-Boulder, 1998
  • M.A., University of California-Riverside, 2000
  • Ph.D., 2006

2019-2020 Academic Year

Spring 2020

PORT 202 Intermediate Portuguese II
The primary goals of this course are to review and study advanced grammatical structures, as well as develop writing skills. The course will aim to further develop students’ formal knowledge of Portuguese by studying challenging grammatical structures and producing formal and informal texts, such as letters, reports, narrations, summaries, etc. In order to familiarize students further with the cultures of Portuguese speaking countries, the course will use diverse target-language materials, such as short stories, films, newspaper clips, blog entries, YouTube videos, songs, etc. This course is intended as the gateway to the Portuguese and Brazilian Studies minor. Prerequisite: 200 or 201