Steven K. Smith

Credentials: Secretary of the Faculty


Phone: (608) 265-4562

Steven K. Smith is the UW-Madison Secretary of the Faculty. He holds a Masters in International Affairs from Columbia University and a PhD in Lusophone literature from the UW. His dissertation examined the burgeoning alternative theater scene in Brazil’s largest city at the turn of the millennium. He was the Associate Director of Global Studies at UW for over a decade, and has worked with the Division of International Studies on developing connections with Brazilian universities and research centers. He has taught Portuguese language and literature classes, as well as courses on human rights and human security and a senior capstone seminar on the cultures of soccer. Steve is a former Portuguese interpreter for the US State Department and has traveled extensively throughout Brazil. As Associate Director of the UW-Madison Land Tenure Center, he also worked in Lusophone Africa. He has published translations of the works of Fernando Pessoa, Plínio Marcos, and Machado de Assis.