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.
- Friday, Jan 7, 2022
- Monday, Dec 13, 2021
SPO alum Jordan Salama ’19 was featured in a Q&A published by The Daily Princetonian. Salama reflects on his book "Every Day the River Changes" and the process behind his writing.
The full article is available on The Daily Princetonian website.
- 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.
- Tuesday, Jul 6, 2021
Jimin Kang’s article titled “Scholar by day, street-sweeper by night, one Black man navigates Rio’s racial divide” was recently published by Reuters The Wider Image.
Read the full article on The Wider Image website.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- Tuesday, Jul 7, 2020
Princeton Alumni Weekly featured Carlos Fonseca *15 and his novel titled Natural History.
- 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.”
- 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.