Lorena Ellis

Professor Emeritus

Areas of Expertise
  • Cultures of German-Speaking Countries
  • German Language
  • Latin American Cultures
  • Portuguese Language
  • Spanish Language

Lorena B. Ellis, PhD, obtained a BA in Portuguese, German, and English literatures from Universidade de São Paulo (USP) in Brazil, and her MA and PhD in German Literature from New York University (NYU). Also from NYU, she obtained an MA in Spanish and Portuguese.

From 1996 to 2021, she was a faculty member at Queensborough Community College (QCC). Since 2008, she has been teaching Latin American and Caribbean Cultures at the CUNY School of Professional Studies online BA program.

She has presented papers at national and international conferences on topics related to German language and Latin American Cultures. She published articles in reference journals and a book: Brecht's Reception in Brazil, Peter Lang in 1995. She translated two books by Antonio Tota: O Imperialismo Sedutor, published in 2009, with the title The Seduction of Brazil (U. Texas Press); O Amigo Americano, Nelson Rockefeller e o Brasil, published in 2021 with the title The American "Amigo" (Underline Publishing). She received three awards: Certificate of Merit Award (AATG/Goethe Institut); DUDEN Award, (Bibliographisches Institut & Brockhaus AG, AATG Metro NY Chapter); QCC Excellence in Faculty Scholarship Award.

Ellis is currently working on a research project on Jose de Anchieta and his work in Brazil from 1654 to 1697. 



Academic Programs

Undergraduate Program

Communications & Media 

Additional Areas of Expertise