Catarina Oliveira

Graduate Student
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Wednesday: 11:00 am-12:00 pm
Friday: 2:00 pm-3:00 pm


Catarina Lins Oliveira is a Ph.D. candidate in the Department of Spanish and Portuguese at Princeton University. She holds a BA in Languages and Literature from Pontifícia Universidade Católica do Rio de Janeiro (PUC-Rio), and a MA in Literature, Culture and Contemporaneity from the same institution.

In Brazil, Catarina worked at independent publishing houses, such as Bazar do Tempo, and as a poet she has published Músculo (7Letras, 2015), Parvo Orifício (Editorial Garupa, 2016), Na capital sul-americana do porco light (7Letras, 2018), and O teatro do mundo (7Letras, 2017), which was a finalist for the Jabuti Prize for Poetry in 2018.

In Princeton, she co-founded and co-organizes the Boquitas Pintadas Film Club, as well as the upcoming magazine The Hare. In 2023, she co-chaired a panel and a roundtable at NeMLA on senses and the body in Spanish and Portuguese-language literature and film.

Her research interests include contemporary poetry, sound studies/sonic politics, queer theory, and cinema, and her thesis interrogates the work of Brazilian poet Ana Cristina Cesar from the intersection of queer and sound studies.

More information about Catarina’s work as a poet can be found on her personal website: