Alumni News

  • Article by SPO alumna Anne Elizabeth Sidamon-Eristoff ‘20 published in Developmental Psychobiology

    Friday, Jan 7, 2022

    For her senior thesis, Anne Elizabeth Sidamon-Eristoff ’20 designed a collaborative project between the Department of Spanish and Portuguese and the Princeton Neuroscience Institute to study the impact of detention at the United States–Mexico border, parent-child separation on children’s mental health, and to determine whether pre-immigration factors exacerbated this effect. Sidamon-Eristoff was advised by Professor Javier Guerrero, Professor Catherine Peña, and also brought in Dr.

  • Miguel Dominguez to join Durham University's (UK) School of Modern Languages and Cultures as a teaching fellow in Latin American Studies

    Tuesday, Sep 28, 2021

    SPO graduate alum Miguel Dominguez has been named as a teaching fellow in Latin American Studies at Durham University's (UK) School of Modern Languages and Cultures for the 2021-2022 academic year.

    Miguel completed his dissertation titled "Esquirlas de la vanguardia: Juan García Ponce y la literatura como supervivencia en el México del desarrollismo" earlier this year.

    Congratulations!

  • SPO graduate alum Sophia Nuñez named USC-Huntington Postdoctoral Research Fellow

    Tuesday, Jun 29, 2021

    Sophia Nuñez has received a 2021-2022 postdoctoral research fellowship through the University of Southern California (USC)-Huntington Early Modern Studies Institute (EMSI). The fellowship is for scholars whose research is in any area of the humanities or humanistic social sciences with a focus on early modern Americas, c. 1500-1800.

    “I am delighted about this postdoc for many reasons, but I am especially looking forward to getting to know the circle of early modern Hispanists in the L.A. area and visiting special collections in person again at last,” said Nuñez.

  • Class of 2018 graduate Myesha Jemison awarded Gates Cambridge Scholarship

    Thursday, Feb 11, 2021

    SPO alum Myesha Jemison ’18 has been named a recipient of the Gates Cambridge Scholarship.

    Jemison plans to pursue a Ph.D. in education at Cambridge, investigating bias in educational technology applications by working with out-of-school youth to design interventions to combat educational inequality.

    This award gives outstanding students from outside the United Kingdom the opportunity to pursue postgraduate study at the University of Cambridge. 

  • Alumni Profile: Flora Thomson-DeVeaux ‘13

    Wednesday, Jul 29, 2020

    Flora Thomson-DeVeaux is a Spanish and Portuguese (SPO) alum who graduated from Princeton in 2013. She defended her Ph.D. dissertation titled "Toward a New Translation of Memórias Póstumas de Brás Cubas” at Brown University in 2018 and is currently a professional translator and independent researcher in Rio de Janeiro.

  • SPO alum Erik Maritz ’17 selected for Japan Exchange and Teaching (JET) Program

    Wednesday, Jul 1, 2020

    Erik Maritz ’17 has been selected to be an Assistant Language Teacher for the JET Program.

    Maritz was inspired to apply for the program following 27 months in the Dominican Republic as a Peace Corps volunteer focusing on Spanish literacy. “I wanted to keep living abroad and learning new languages in a completely different cultural context. I enjoy exploring new places, working with children, learning new languages, and expanding my horizons — JET seemed like a perfect way to combine these interests.”

  • The Posthumous Memoirs of Brás Cubas translated by Flora Thomson-DeVeaux '13 to be published

    Friday, Apr 24, 2020

    Machado's The Posthumous Memoirs of Brás Cubas translated by SPO alum Flora Thomson-DeVeaux '13 will be released on June 2, 2020 as part of the Penguin Classics series. 

    Flora defended her Ph.D. dissertation titled "Toward a New Translation of Memórias Póstumas de Brás Cubas” at Brown University in 2018 and is currently a professional translator and independent researcher in Rio de Janeiro. 

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