The Team

Scott Shunk, Ellen Sebring, and John Dower at MIT in front of Visualizing Cultures poster, March 2013

Visualizing Portugal Executive Director: Ellen Sebring

The website is being developed by Ellen Sebring as a new content portal for Visualizing Cultures, produced at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. Collaborators include Scott Shunk (Program Director of Visualizing Cultures) and Andrew Burstein (Media Designer for Visualizing Cultures).

Research Associates:

Ana Catarina Teixeira (Lecturer, Emory University; PhD in Portuguese and Brazilian Studies at Brown University (2014); formerly Lecturer in Portuguese at MIT) 

Ana Leticia Fauri (PhD Candidate, Brown University, working in Lisbon)


MIT Visualizing Cultures

Visualizing Cultures was founded in 2002 at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology by Professor John W. Dower (historian) and Professor Shigeru Miyagawa (linguist and media education specialist). The major development of the project is focused on the visual record of Japan and China, accessible at:


The Calouste Gulbenkian Foundation of Lisbon has generously funded the development of "Visualizing Portugal" through a grant to the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.