Alumni News

  • 2019 SPO graduate Jordan Salama thesis later expanded to book is chosen for Princeton 2022 Pre-read!

    Friday, Apr 29, 2022
    by Patrizia D'Adamo
    “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.
  • 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.


  • 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.


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