Christina Lee, associate professor of Spanish and Portuguese, and Cristina Martinez-Juan, research fellow of Philippine Studies at SOAS University of London, have recently been named recipients of a research grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH).
- Wednesday, Jan 12, 2022
- Friday, Dec 10, 2021
By Michelle Tong
Presidential Postdoctoral Fellow César Colón-Montijo has published two essays expanding on his research on the afterlives of Afro-Puerto Rican singer Ismael “Maelo” Rivera (1931-1987).
Reflecting on the process of publishing these essays, Colón-Montijo noted, “I see these pieces as building blocks for the book manuscript I am writing, entitled 'Después de tanta salsa', which will be published in 2022 by Ediciones Callejón, one of the foremost Puerto Rican academic and literary presses.”
- Thursday, Nov 11, 2021
By Michelle Tong
On Friday, October 29, 2021, the Department of Spanish and Portuguese gathered together in East Pyne 010 for the inaugural SPO Research Day. This event highlighted current and ongoing research projects as well as creative and literary endeavors by Spanish and Portuguese faculty, lecturers and students.
- Wednesday, Oct 27, 2021
Students in POR 107 have created a television show titled “Perspectivas da Lusofonia.” Recently Elise Hogan ’24 hosted an interview with Professor Pedro Meira Monteiro, and Nick Pusater ’22 interviewed Brazilian photographer Jennifer Cabral-Pierce.
The project was coordinated by Portuguese lecturer Daiane Tamanaha.
- Thursday, Oct 21, 2021
Four new scholars have joined the Society of Fellows in the Liberal Arts in this fall. The Society, established by a gift from charter trustee Lloyd Cotsen and the Humanities Council’s leadership in 1999, is an interdisciplinary community of postdoctoral fellows and Princeton faculty members that aims to bring innovative approaches to scholarship and teaching. It offers outstanding young scholars with a recent Ph.D. the opportunity to enhance their teaching and research over a period of three years.
- Monday, Oct 18, 2021
- Wednesday, Oct 13, 2021
By Michelle Tong
On Friday, September 24, 2021, Professor Christina Lee hosted a virtual conference that focused on highlighting the complexities and cultural richness of Afro-Asian identities and communities in Latin America. The conference featured prominent speakers who presented talks focusing on a different aspect of this rich field of study.
- Monday, Sep 20, 2021
The Department of Spanish and Portuguese gathered at Palmer House on Friday, September 17, 2021 in celebration of the start of the new academic year.
- Tuesday, Sep 7, 2021
Professor Christina Lee, who graduated from Princeton with a Ph.D. in 1999 and is now an associate professor of Spanish and Portuguese, recently participated in the “Success in Graduate School” panel as part of the Graduate School’s orientation.
Princeton University welcomed 713 graduate students from 54 countries for the 2021-22 academic year during orientation activities held Aug. 25-26.
Read more on the Princeton University website.
- Tuesday, Aug 31, 2021
Professor Rachel Price, member of the editorial board of the Journal of Latin American Cultural Studies (JLACS), was recently involved in publishing a special dossier on Cuban material culture titled “Material Turn in Cuban Studies.”
Price participated in a conversation along with executive editor of JLACS, Isis Sadek; the guest editor of the dossier, María A. Cabrera Arús; and two of the authors, Jacqueline Loss and Michael Bustamante to discuss the highlights of the dossier and the material turn in Cuban studies.