Selmo R. Figueiredo Jr.


Assistant Professor (2020–present) of Portuguese and Linguistics in the Department of Romance Studies at Charles University[1], Czech Republic. Adjunct Professor (2020–2022) of English and Portuguese (as well as German and Spanish as extension courses) at the Federal University of Piauí[2], Brazil. Invited Researcher (2021) in Geolinguistics at the University of Augsburg[3]. Postdoctoral Researcher (2019–2021) in Dialectology and Morphosyntax at the University of São Paulo (USP)[4], Brazil. Doctor (2014–2018) in Portuguese Philology from USP on a FAPESP[5] scholarship with Sandwich Doctorate period in Dialectology at Kiel University (CAU)[6], Germany, on a DAAD[7] scholarship. Master (2011–2013) in Linguistics from the Federal University of Paraná[8], Brazil, on a CAPES[9] scholarship. Licensee (2006–2010, UG Degree) in both Portuguese and English Teaching from Mato Grosso State University[10], Brazil.


[1] Orig. Univerzita Karlova.
[2] Orig. Universidade Federal do Piauí.
[3] Orig. Universität Augsburg.
[4] Orig. Universidade de São Paulo.
[5] São Paulo Research Foundation, orig. Fundação de Amparo à Pesquisa do Estado de São Paulo.
[6] Orig. Christian-Albrechts-Universität zu Kiel.
[7] German Academic Exchange Service, orig. Deutscher Akademischer Austausch Dienst.
[8] Orig. Universidade Federal do Paraná.
[9] Coordination for the Improvement of Higher Education Personnel, orig. Coordenação de Aperfeiçoamento de Pessoal de Nível Superior.
[10] Orig. Universidade do Estado de Mato Grosso.

Contact /

Department of Romance Studies, Charles University

Secretariat/Postal Address: 2 nám. J. Palacha, 110 00 Prague 1, CZ

Office: 29 na Příkopě, 110 00 Prague 1, CZ


World Portuguese Language Day

May 5, 2022 (at the Anglo-American University in Prague)

Conference The Portuguese Language as a Uniting Factor

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¹ Minister-Counselor, Embassy of Brazil in Prague.

² Vice-President of the Czech-Cape Verdean Chamber of Commerce.

³ Ambassador of Portugal to the Czech Republic.

⁴ Director of Camões Institute in Prague.