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Olivia Glaze

Olivia Glaze, Lecturer in Portuguese 

  • Olivia Glaze

Olivia is a DPhil candidate within the Faculty of Modern and Medieval Languages, specialising in contemporary Portuguese literature.

She completed a BA in Spanish and Portuguese at the University of Southampton before gaining an MSt in Modern Languages from Wadham College, University of Oxford. She was also a visiting student at the Universidade do Porto in 2013-14. 

Her research is generally concerned with autofiction and female authorship, but more specifically engages with trauma narratives of the Portuguese Colonial War (1961-74) and how the wounded body and mind function as disruptive sites of memory in post-imperial Portuguese texts.

Olivia teaches Translation, and lectures on Lusophone women writers such as Lidía Jorge and Isabela Figueiredo. 

Alongside her ongoing research, Olivia is a Study Skills Advisor for undergraduate students at Wadham.