- Friday, Apr 29, 2022“Every Day the River Changes: Four Weeks Down the Magdalena” traces SPO Class of 2019 graduate Jordan Salama’s voyage along Colombia’s most important river and exemplifies the opportunities students have to pursue their passions at Princeton. Trips to Cuba, Spain and Portugal as part of his Princeton courses fueled Salama’s penchant for storytelling. Christina Lee, now Director of Graduate Studies in the Department of Spanish and Portuguese, observed how easily Salama started conversations with strangers, often using soccer as a medium for connection. “I think that as soon as Jordan enters a new site, he has an almost instinctive need to hear a story that brings that particular space to life,” said Lee, who became Salama’s thesis adviser and remains a mentor.
- Monday, Apr 18, 2022
SPO graduate alum Mauricio Acuña has been appointed an Assistant Professor in the Department of Spanish and Portuguese at Dartmouth College. Prior to his tenure-track appointment, he will hold a two-year Mellon Postdoctoral Fellowship at Dartmouth College beginning this fall.
- Monday, Apr 18, 2022
SPO graduate alum Ingrid Brioso Rieumont has been appointed an Assistant Professor of Cuban and Caribbean studies in the Department of Spanish and Portuguese at Dartmouth College. Prior to her tenure-track appointment, she will hold a two-year Mellon Postdoctoral Fellowship at Dartmouth College beginning this fall.
- Saturday, Mar 26, 2022
Jimin Kang '21 just published a Spanish-language piece called "Mi madre y yo" in the prestigious Casapaís literary journal. It is about her experience reading and reflecting on Don Quixote with her mother.
- Monday, Mar 21, 2022
By Danielle Ranucci, SPO Social Media Assistant
On March 16, SPO alumni Brandon Flora Dunlevy, Jimin Kang, and Cecilia Hsu joined the SPA 215: A Spanish Writing Workshop seminar for a conversation about their experience writing senior theses featuring translation.
- 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.
- 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.