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 NoMug-Female   Name:  M. Clara Paulino 
Title:  Associate Professor; Director, Individualized Studies 
Ph. D., Art History
M.A., Art History
M.A., English Literature
B.A., Germanic Philology
Office:  110 Bancroft Hall  
Phone:  803/323-3016 
Literature, Art History

Maria Clara Paulino is the director of the B.A. in Individualized Studies in the Department of Interdisciplinary Studies. Her academic background includes Portugal (Universities of Coimbra and Porto) and England (University of Cambridge), and she holds graduate degrees in English Literature and Art History.  Her Ph.D. in Art History focuses on the art and architecture of Portugal seen through the eyes of foreigners, both European and North American, between the mid-eighteenth and the mid-nineteenth centuries.

Dr. Paulino’s research interests lie in the intersection between literary and visual forms of expression and the spaces of encounter between cultures. She publishes her research regularly in international journals and books, and is the author of Uma Torre Delicada: Lisboa e Arredores em Notas de Viajantes (A Delicate Tower: Lisbon and Surrounding Areas in Travelers’ Notes), a book published in 2013.

Dr. Paulino maintains a strong connection with Portugal, where she was born. She is a member of an interdisciplinary research group at the Universidade Nova de Lisboa (Lisbon) and currently co-supervises a Ph.D. dissertation at the University of Porto (Oporto). She is a member of the Board of Directors of FIMS (Fundação Instituto Marques da Silva), a Portuguese architectural foundation.

Dr. Paulino has published short stories and a collection of personal essays. She is fluent in five languages and an accredited translator/reviewer with the Language Office of the US State Department.

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