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Funded by a Santander travel grant, Lisa Shaw visited University of Liverpool’s partner university in Brazil, the Universidade Federal do Rio de Janeiro in October to discuss the development L Shaw interview Rioof research collaborations between the two universities in the area of film and Brazilian studies. She was interviewed by journalism students about her research interests and gave a research seminar on Carmen Miranda’s vocal and visual performance style in Hollywood films for students and staff of the School of Communication Studies. Lisa also visited the School of Audio-visual and Communication Miranda bookStudies at the Universidade Federal Fluminense in Niteroi to discuss ideas for future research collaboration and to give a talk based on her 2013 monograph Carmen Miranda (BFI/Palgrave Macmillan, 2013).

Find the link to the full interview here.

On 22 October 2014 Dr Shaw also gave a research seminar in the Department of Modern Languages at the University of Glasgow, entitled ‘Carmen Miranda’s Visual and Vocal Performance Style in Brazilian and Hollywood Films’.