Log In

Pietro Michele Stefano Ferrua Edit Profile

writer , Foreign language educator

Pietro Michele Stefano Ferrua, Italian foreign language educator, writer. Recipient Cittadino Benemerito, Municipality of San Remo, Italy, 1984; Chairman grantee Oregon Committee for the Humanities, Portland, 1983, Travel grantee American Council Learned Societies, 1979.


Ferrua, Pietro Michele Stefano was born on September 18, 1930 in San Remo, Italy. Came to the United States, 1969, naturalized. Son of Libero and Anita Libera (Taggiasco) Ferrua.


Master of Arts, University Geneva, Switzerland, 1957. Master of Arts, Catholic Pentifical University, Rio de Janeiro, 1966. Postgraduate, University Federal, Rio de Janeiro, 1969.

Doctor of Philosophy, University Oregon, 1973.


Professor Italian, Ecole International, Geneva, 1958-1962;professor French, Alliance Française, Rio de Janeiro, 1964-1969;assistant professor French, Pontifícia U. Catholic, Rio de Janeiro, 1966-1968;lecturer Italian, U. Gámafilho, Rio de Janeiro, 1968-1969;assistant professor Portuguese, Portland (Oregon) State University, 1970-1973;professor French, Lewis and Clark College, Portland, 1970-1987;professor emeritus, Lewis and Clark College, since 1987. Consultant National Endowment for the Humanities. Chairman Luso-Brazilian section 24th Pacific N.W. Conference on Foreign Lang.

Secretary workshop 8th INternat. Congress Comparative Literature, Budapest, 1976.



Founder Center International de Research sur L'Anarchisme, Center Brasileiro de Estudos Internats. Member American Association Teachers of French, American Association Teachers of Italian, American Association Teachers of Spanish and Portuguese, International Association Comparative Literature, Romanian Study Group, Latin American Studies Association.


  • Other Interests

    Avocation: multimedia creations.


Married Diana Jane Lobo Filho, June 24, 1957. Children: Anna Piera, Franco Dorian.

Libero Ferrua

Anita Libera (Taggiasco) Ferrua

Diana Jane Lobo Filho

Anna Piera Ferrua

Franco Dorian Ferrua