Ícaro Carvalho is a Ph.D. candidate and Teaching Fellow who focuses his studies in Brazilian geographical spaces and social classes through literature, cinema and music lyrics. His masters’ thesis aimed to voice the social, political and cultural conflicts of the 20th century urban Brazilian working class by studying its background and its impact on the subsequent decades. Moreover, the study analyzed how these people expressed themselves artistically in such a harsh and unique environment. Ícaro Carvalho’s current main interests are historical studies, studies of social classes and narrative studies in general, through the dialogue of different media, specially films and literature written in Portuguese. Besides his experience teaching Portuguese language, Brazilian literature and creative writing at university context, he has also published articles, book chapters and has presented at academic events.


  • M.A. Comparative Literature, Universidade Federal do Rio Grande do Sul (2020).
  • B.A. Languages and Literature – English and Portuguese, Universidade Federal do Rio Grande do Sul (2018).


  • Literature written in Portuguese
  • Narrative studies
  • Comparative Literature
  • Cinema, visual arts and adaptations
  • History and history of literature




– “Of these sea stuff, she knew nothing about“. Westwind Journal of Arts Fall (2021). 
– “The Moment Both Hands Touched“. Westwind Flash Horror. UCLA. (2021)
“Amanda foi à Praia”. Revista Interdisciplinar em Estudos da Linguagem, Federal Institute of São Paulo. (2020)
– Movements like a painter. In: Palavra por palavra. 1ed.Porto Alegre: Sintrajufe, (2018)


  • 2023 Spring – Portuguese 3,  Intermediate Portuguese
  • 2023 Winter – Portuguese 46, Portuguese World
  • 20222 Fall – Portuguese 1, Elementary Portuguese
  • 2022 Spring – Portuguese 11B, Intensive Portuguese and culture
  • 2022 Winter – Portuguese 11A, Intensive Portuguese and culture
  • 2021 Fall – Portuguese 11A, Intensive Portuguese and culture

Publishing and Organization of Events

  • 2021 – UCLA Westwind Journal of the Arts Winter 2021.
  • 2021 – UCLA Westwind Journal of the Arts Fall 2020.
  • 2021 – UCLA Westwind Flash Horror.
  • 2021 – 8th UCLA Latin American & Iberian Film Festival, Los Angeles.
  • 2019 – 1st Seminar of Students from UFRGS and PUCRS, Porto Alegre,.
  • 2019 – 8th South Comparative Literature Colloquium – Poetics and Internationalization, UFRGS, Porto Alegre.
  • 2019 – II Journey of studies in Machado de Assis, UFRGS, Porto Alegre.
  • 2019 – The English Fair 2019, UFRGS, Porto Alegre.
  • 2018 – The English Fair 2018, UFRGS, Porto Alegre.