• SPO Gathers Together for Holiday Reception

    Thursday, Dec 13, 2018

    On Wednesday, December 12, 2018, students, faculty, graduate students and staff gathered at Palmer House for a Holiday Reception before the winter recess.

    Acting Chair Rubén Gallo began the evening with brief remarks followed by Professor Rachel Price who introduced Visiting Student Research Collaborator (VSRC), Mónica Ravelo.

  • Princeton celebrates the Day of the Dead

    Monday, Nov 5, 2018

    By Julie Clack

    On Tuesday, October 23, the Princeton community gathered in the lobby and courtyard of East Pyne to celebrate the Day of the Dead, or Día de los Muertos.

    According to Professor Aisha Beliso-De Jesus, the organizer of the event, the Day of the Dead — which takes place from November 1 to 2 — is an indigenous and Catholic syncretic practice in Mexico and Latin America that remembers and honors the deceased.

  • SPO and Princeton Capoeira Host Noite de Capoeira III

    Monday, Oct 22, 2018

    On Friday, October 19th, the Department of Spanish and Portuguese promoted the third edition of the "Noite de Capoeira" (Capoeira Night). 

    The event was coordinated by lecturer Daiane Tamanaha and the group Princeton Capoeira. The "Noite de Capoeira" took place at the entrance of East Pyne and more than 20 people, including students, professors, and "capoeiristas" (people who practice capoeira), came to the event.

  • 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.


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