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FLAS recipient and Portuguese Alum featured as outstanding Language Alum


by Bette Benson (LACIS Social Media/Outreach Intern, BA, LACIS, Pol Sci, & Intl Stud ’15)

Giso Broman, BA in Geography and Portuguese (2011) and MA in Library and Information Studies (2013) has been featured by the Language Institute for being a distinguished Portuguese Alum!

Giso was selected by LACIS for the FLAS award for the 2010-2011 year, where he continued to study Portuguese intensely. He is very interested in urban development.

His paper, “The Diversion of the São Francisco River: Lack of Water and Lack of Democracy,” was chosen for the 2011 Joaquim Nabuco Award which is coordinated by the Brazil Initiative at UW-Madison.

Read more about Giso’s journey with Portuguese and what he’s been up to here!

Congrats, Giso!