Paulo Moreira has a PhD in Comparative Literature and is an associate professor on term in the department of Spanish and Portuguese at Yale. He has published several articles on American, Brazilian, and Mexican 20th Century Literatures, Cinema, and Modernism. His main areas of interest are: American, Brazilian, and Mexican 20th Century Literatures, Comparative Literature, Cinema, Poetry, Short Story, Modernism, Regionalism, and Translation Studies. He has published scholarly articles and reviews on poetry, the short story, Lima Barreto, Machado de Assis, Afro-Brazilian literature, Contemporary Brazilian Film, Faulkner, Guimarães Rosa, and Rulfo. His first book, "Modernismo Localista das Americas: Os contos de Faulkner, Guimarães Rosa e Rulfo," was published in December 2012 and his second book, "Literary Relations Between Mexico and Brazil – Deep Undercurrents," is forthcoming with Palgrave Macmillan in December 2013.