Alumni News

  • Alumni Profile: Jordan Salama '19

    Monday, Mar 23, 2020

    Jordan Salama is a Spanish and Portuguese (SPO) alum who graduated from Princeton in 2019. He is a writer, journalist, and producer who has written for The New York Times, National Public Radio, The Forward, Mongabay, ReVista: The Harvard Review of Latin America, and more.

    In his responses below, Salama shares some insights about his decision to concentrate in SPO and its impact on his professional life.

  • Alumni Profile: Kathryn Phipps ‘19

    Friday, Feb 28, 2020

    Kathryn Phipps is a Spanish and Portuguese (SPO) alumna who graduated from Princeton in 2019. She is currently a Ph.D. Candidate in Hispanic and Portuguese studies at the University of Pennsylvania working on Medieval and Early Modern Iberian Studies.

    In her responses below, Phipps shares some insights about her decision to concentrate in SPO and its impact on her professional life.

  • Alumni Profile: Alexandra Ripp ’08

    Friday, Feb 14, 2020

    Alexandra Ripp is a Spanish and Portuguese (SPO) alumna who graduated from Princeton in 2008. Currently, she works as the director of Five College Dance, a collaboration of the dance departments and programs from Amherst, Hampshire, Mount Holyoke, and Smith Colleges and the University of Massachusetts Amherst.

    In her responses below, Ripp shares some insights about her decision to concentrate in SPO and its impact on her career.

  • SPO alum Kyle Berlin '18 named Mitchell Scholar

    Wednesday, Nov 27, 2019

    The Mitchell Scholarships recognize outstanding academic distinction, leadership and service. The recipients will spend a year of graduate study at institutions of higher learning in Ireland and Northern Ireland. The program is named in honor of former U.S. Senator George Mitchell’s contributions to the Northern Ireland peace process.

  • SPO alum Max Grear ’18 to pursue Ph.D. in Anthropology at Columbia University

    Thursday, Apr 18, 2019

    Beginning in the fall, SPO alum Max Grear ’18 will be pursuing a Ph.D. in Anthropology at Columbia University, specializing in Sociocultural Anthropology. Grear plans to study media and performance in Cuba, with an emphasis on popular music, race, and sexualities. This stems from initial research that he conducted in Cuba for his senior thesis.

    Grear was awarded the Ricardo Piglia Best Senior Thesis Prize on Class Day 2018

  • SPO Alumna Azahara Palomeque's New Poetry Book

    Monday, Apr 1, 2019

    Azahara Palomeque, alumna of the Spanish and Portuguese Department, has recently published a new book of poems, R.I.P. (Rest in Plastic) (RiL Editores).

    More information about the book can be found here.

  • Teaching Materials by SPO alum Cara Zampino ’17 featured in Asymptote

    Tuesday, May 29, 2018

    This spring Cara Zampino ’17 joined Asymptote, an international journal for literature in translation, to help develop teaching material on pieces published by the magazine. Asymptote’s latest educational guide features Zampino’s first lesson plan, “Race and Cultural Studies: De/Re/Constructing Race Through Performance,” designed for upper-level high school and college classrooms.

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