• SPO Celebrates New Academic Year at Annual Welcome Back Reception

    Monday, Sep 17, 2018

    On Friday, September 14, 2018, students, faculty, graduate students and staff gathered at Palmer House for the department’s annual Welcome Back Reception.

    Acting Chair Rubén Gallo, introduced new faculty member Aisha M. Beliso-De Jesús, lecturer Rafael Sanchez-Mateos Paniagua, visiting faculty Ulrike Capdepon and Marília Librandi-Rocha, and graduate students Yangyou Fang and Robert Myak.

    Photos from the event can be viewed on the department’s Facebook page.

  • Prizes Awarded to Undergraduates on Class Day

    Monday, Jun 4, 2018

    Photos from the Class Day reception can be accessed here.
    Photo credit: Daiane Tamanaha

    The Department announced the following prizes which were awarded to undergraduates at the Class Day reception held June 4, 2018:

    Premio Ángel Rama for excellence by a freshman or sophomore in advanced Spanish courses:

    Hadley Wilhoite

  • Sociolinguist Cesar Cumbe visits Princeton on a trip cosponsored by French and Italian and Spanish and Portuguese

    Tuesday, May 1, 2018

    In April, the Department of French and Italian and the Department of Spanish and Portuguese cosponsored Cesar Cumbe’s week-long visit to Princeton with the help of the 250th Anniversary Fund for Innovation in Undergraduate Education.

    Cumbe is a professor of sociolinguistics at the University of Maputo in Mozambique, and an affiliated researcher at the Observatory for Societies of the Indian Ocean, based on the French island of La Reunion.

  • Special documentary screening: "The Eyes of the Journey"

    Thursday, Apr 26, 2018

    On April 5th, there was a special screening of the film "The Eyes of the Journey"/"Los Ojos del Camino". The screening was co-sponsored by the Department of Spanish and Portuguese and the Program in Latin American Studies.

  • Videos: The Future of the Puerto Rican Body: Part II of Bankruptcy and Citizenship

    Thursday, Mar 29, 2018

    Little attention had been paid to Puerto Rico before Hurricane María, perhaps because of the complex colonial relationship with the United States. This colloquium was held on March 9, 2018, to gain a better understanding of the political, material, and cultural dimensions of the fiscal crisis and of citizenship and the construction of the Body Politic in a colony. Panels also included questions related to human rights, gender, public health, migration, community power, and solar heating. Economists, legal scholars, academics, and activists from the island will be speaking.

  • SPO, LGSA (Latino Graduate Student Association) and PLA (Princeton Latinos y Amigos) Host Traditional Dinner

    Thursday, Dec 14, 2017

    On December 13, 2017, SPO collaborated with LGSA (Latino Graduate Student Association) and PLA (Princeton Latinos y Amigos) to host a special traditional dinner at the Carl Fields Center. This event (which has reached its fifth installment), featured Brazillian food, including feijoada, a traditional stew of beans, pork and sausage, all catered by the Newark-based restaurant, Brasilia Grill.

  • SPO and Princeton Capoeira Join Together for Noite de Capoeira II

    Friday, Dec 1, 2017

    SPO and Princeton Capoeira organized the second edition of Noite de Capoeira on Thursday, November 29th.

    Students and participants learned a little bit about maculelê and capoeira, which are important expressions of Afro-Brazilian culture. Agulha, the instructor from Princeton Capoeira, explained the relation between maculelê and capoeira.

    Overall, participants expressed their enthusiasm learning about Afro-Brazilian culture through this fun and engaging event.


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