Professors Aidoo and Furtado awarded Mellon Professorships

Two members of the Portuguese faculty in the Romance Studies Department have been awarded named professorships for the 2017/2018 academic year.

Dr. Lamonte Aidoo has been reappointed as the Andrew W. Mellon Assistant Professor of Romance Studies and Dr. Gustavo Furtado has been newly appointed as the Andrew W. Mellon Assistant Professor of Romance Studies.


Professor Aidoo’s research weaves together the histories and cultures of the African diasporas, sexuality studies, and the lettered worlds of law and literature.

Professor Furtado’s expertise is on the films of 21st century Latin America, specifically the intersections between filmic record and imagination in Brazilian documentaries.  

These titles are awarded by the Trinity Arts & Sciences Deans based on careful examination of each faculty member’s contributions to Duke’s program of teaching and scholarship.


The department congratulates both on this well-deserved recognition of their work.