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Dr Michele Saraiva Carilo is a Teaching Fellow in Language Education at the Moray House School of Education and Sport, University of Edinburgh. She joined the University of Edinburgh in September 2022 as a staff member.  Before joining the University of Edinburgh, Dr Saraiva Carilo was a Lecturer in Portuguese and the Co-ordinator for the Portuguese Language Programme at the Ohio State University (2019-2022) where she developed and enacted curriculum based on Critical and Intercultural Pedagogies, and designed online, face-to-face, and hybrid courses for undergraduate and postgraduate programmes within the Department of Spanish and Portuguese. Dr Saraiva Carilo served as a Visiting Professor at the Pontifícia Universidade Católica do Rio Grande do Sul in 2021 after having developed her postdoctoral research project on Language Teacher Education in Portuguese as an Additional Language from 2019 to 2020. Dr Saraiva Carilo has experience of working in higher education in Brazil, the U.S.A., and in the U.K. as well as an extensive background in school districts within both public and private sectors. 

Dr Saraiva Carilo's central teaching and research interests are related to Applied Linguistics, Intercultural Language Education, Language Teacher Education, Critical Pedagogies, Romance Languages  - especially Brazilian varieties of Portuguese and Interlanguages across South America, Decolonisation of Language Teaching and Learning, and Inclusive Language. Dr Saraiva Carilo serves as a co-editor-in-chief for the Brazilian English Language Teaching Journal. She is a regular reviewer for international journals and book publishers, and an External Examiner of undergraduate/postgraduate programmes and PhD theses focusing on Applied Linguistics, Language Teaching and Learning, Culture, Curriculum, Intercultural Communication, and Education. Furthermore, Dr Saraiva Carilo is a member of AILA (International Association of Applied Linguistics), ACTFL (American Council on the Teaching of Foreign Languages) - to which she also serves as a secretary for the Portuguese SIG, and AATSP (American Association of Teachers of Spanish and Portuguese ).   

Dr Saraiva Carilo has published articles and book chapters on language education - focusing on Portuguese as a Foreign Language and Additional Language within Brazilian, South American, and North American contexts. Her current project addresses the gap between the use of inclusive language outside educational settings and teaching and learning of inclusive language. The book "Inclusive Language: educating for sociolinguistic agency through digital ethnography" will be published by Routledge in 2023. 

Education/Academic qualification

Education, Doctor of Philosophy (PhD), Portuguese as an Additional Language within the context of Exchange Programme for Undergraduate Students: a proposal for theoretical and pedagogical shift, University of Edinburgh

14 Jan 201420 Dec 2017

Award Date: 6 Jul 2018

Applied Linguistics, Master of Arts, Tarefas de Compreensão e Produção de Texto em Língua Portuguesa como Língua Adicional Baseadas no Gênero do Discurso no Contexto de Ensino a Distância do Curso de Espanhol/Português para Intercâmbio CEPI, Universidade Federal do Rio Grande do Sul (UFRGS)

1 Mar 201020 Dec 2011

Award Date: 18 May 2012

TESOL, Portuguese & Literature, Bachelor of Literature or Bachelor of Letters, A Configuração dos Papéis Interlocutórios nas Tarefas de Leitura e Produção de Texto no Exame, Universidade Federal do Rio Grande do Sul (UFRGS)

15 Mar 200430 Jul 2009

Award Date: 22 Aug 2009

External positions

Co-editor-in-chief of the Brazilian English Language Teaching Journal, Pontifícia Universidade Católica RGS

1 Jan 2021 → …


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