Selmo R. Figueiredo Jr.


Language teacher (EN, PT, DE, ES) and linguist specializing in Portuguese dialectology.

Short History

Assistant Professor (2020–2023) 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] Univerzita Karlova.
[2] Universidade Federal do Piauí.
[3] Universität Augsburg.
[4] Universidade de São Paulo.
[5] São Paulo Research Foundation (Fundação de Amparo à Pesquisa do Estado de São Paulo).
[6] Christian-Albrechts-Universität zu Kiel.
[7] German Academic Exchange Service (Deutscher Akademischer Austausch Dienst).
[8] Universidade Federal do Paraná.
[9] Coordination for the Improvement of Higher Education Personnel (Coordenação de Aperfeiçoamento de Pessoal de Nível Superior).
[10] Universidade do Estado de Mato Grosso.



World Portuguese Language Day

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

Conference The Portuguese Language as a Uniting Factor

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.