Bonnie S. Wasserman earned her doctorate in Portuguese with a minor in African Languages and Literatures from the University of Wisconsin-Madison in 1999. She holds a master’s degree in political science from the University of California at Berkeley and a BA in Ibero-American Studies and Portuguese from the University of Wisconsin-Madison. Dr. Wasserman is the author of three books: Metaphors of Oppression in Lusophone Historical Drama (Peter Lang, 2003 ), Cinema for Portuguese Conversation (Hackett, 2011 ), and Contemporary Afro-Brazil: A Multidisciplinary Anthology (Cognella Academic Publishing, 2018). Dr. Wasserman is a two-time Fulbright Scholarship Award recipient (Portugal, 1994-95; Barbados, 2011). Her research interests include Sephardic and Caribbean Studies. Dr. Wasserman is currently completing a monograph on the Contemporary Afro-Caribbean Novel.