Professor Rubén Gallo’s review of “Horizontal Vertigo: A City Called Mexico” by Juan Villoro was recently published in The New York Times.
- Tuesday, Jun 8, 2021
- Monday, Jun 7, 2021
In May 2021, Professor Pedro Meira Monteiro was interviewed by Luiz Eduardo Garcia da Silva for the Brazilian Research and Studies Center from Würzburg, Germany, on the topic of the future of democracy in Brazil.
- Thursday, May 6, 2021
In the ever-changing world of popular culture, current events, and rapidly evolving socio-political issues, it is imperative that the materials used to teach language and culture reflect these shifting dynamics.
In answer to this challenge, the department’s Portuguese faculty have created Língua Viva, an engaging online platform custom made for Princeton students studying Portuguese and features real-life content generated by native Portuguese speakers.
- Tuesday, Apr 27, 2021
SPO concentrator Rodrigo Picharo '21 was featured by the Lewis Center for the Arts in honor of National Poetry Month. Seniors writing a poetry collection as their creative writing thesis were invited to read one of their poems.
View the video of “Postcard” by Picharo ' on the Lewis Center for the Arts website.
- Thursday, Dec 10, 2020
Dec 10, 2020 was the centenary of Clarice Lispector. For the occasion, Professor Marília Librandi has created, with the Brazil LAB, the sonic library Clarice 100 Ears, where one can listen to Clarice’s luminous writing in multiple languages and in the voice of artists, scholars, and everyday readers.
- Wednesday, Dec 9, 2020
Graduate students Alejandro Martínez Rodríguez (Spanish and Portuguese) and Camila P. Reyes Alé (Architecture) compiled a collection of photographs that document the social upheaval and crisis in Chile that began in October 2019. The nation-wide mass protests which went on steadily for months—only deterred by the restrictions imposed due to the COVID-19 pandemic—were triggered by an increase in subway fare in Santiago, the capital of the country, by $30 pesos.
- Tuesday, May 26, 2020
Catalina Méndez Vallejo, Associate Director of the Spanish Language Program, along with Ben Johnston, Senior Educational Technologist at the McGraw Center for Teaching and Learning, has created Voces de Princeton, a digital repository of interviews and casual conversations with members of the Spanish-speaking community at Princeton University.
- Tuesday, Sep 18, 2018
Last spring, students enrolled in SPA 211: Varieties of Spanish, taught by Professor Catalina Méndez Vallejo , produced videos to capture the different social, political, and cultural aspects related to dialectal variation in Spanish.
- Monday, Jul 23, 2018
In a special video produced for Class Day, Department of Spanish and Portuguese (SPO) concentrators from the class of 2018 reflect on their favorite memories and experiences.
- Wednesday, Jun 6, 2018
Princeton's valedictorian Kyle Berlin, a Spanish and Portuguese major from Arroyo Grande, California, delivers his remarks. A member of Rockefeller College, Berlin was awarded the George B. Wood Legacy Junior Prize in 2017, the Freshman First Honor Prize in 2015 and the Shapiro Prize for Academic Excellence in 2014-15.
A transcript of his address is available here.