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Felipe Botelho Correa is a literary and cultural scholar with interests spanning literature, music, and print culture from the Portuguese-speaking worlds, with an emphasis on Brazil. 

Felipe joined the Department of Spanish, Portuguese and Latin American Studies at King’s College London in 2013, after studying at the University of Oxford (PhD in Modern Languages), Brown University (postgraduate visiting scholar) and PUC-Rio, Brazil (MPhil and BA in Media Studies).

He has held visiting fellowships at Princeton University and the National Autonomous University of Mexico, as well as delivered invited talks in various universities in the UK, USA, and Brazil.


Dr Correa welcomes applications from prospective doctoral students who want to pursue research on the following fields:

  • Narratives and modern culture of Portuguese-speaking countries from the 19th century onwards
  • The relationship between literature and journalism
  • The construction and representation of national identity
  • Modernity and modernisms
  • Periodical print culture and its history

Increasingly, Dr Botelho Correa’s research integrates his broad interests to trace interconnections between different perceptions of modernity produced in and/or about the South Atlantic world, with a focus on Afro-Latin America.


Felipe teaches undergraduate and postgraduate modules on modern literature from Brazil, Lusophone Africa and Portugal; and music of the Lusophone and Hispanic Worlds.

Expertise and public engagement

One of the headliners of the FLIP Festival (Paraty International Literary Festival) in 2017. This annual literary festival is the largest in the Southern hemisphere.

A selection of media coverage of his research can be found in the links below:

Please see Felipe's Research Profile for further details.