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Princeton Profiles Features Portuguese Certificate Student Jordan Thomas

Monday, Jan 29, 2018

Before coming to Princeton, Jordan Thomas received lots of advice, but the words that stuck with him most were, “Never forget where you came from.”

Nearly four years later, the senior has found multiple ways to connect with his Portuguese and Newark, New Jersey, roots, both in and outside the classroom. Thomas is concentrating in the Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs and earning certificates in African American studies and Portuguese language and culture, on his way to being named a Rhodes Scholar last November and graduating this spring.

Video: Bankruptcy and Citizenship: Puerto Rico a 21st Century Colony?

Monday, Nov 20, 2017

On Friday, October 20, 2017 the Program in Latin American Studies at Princeton University sponsored Part I of a symposium on Bankruptcy and Citizenship in Puerto Rico, titled Debt and Colonialism in the Aftermath of Hurricane María. Invited speakers Juan González, Frances Negrón- Muntaner, Yarimar Bonilla and Rafael Cox-Alomar examined the social and political consequences of the Puerto Rican debt crisis in the context of the recent hurricane. Discussants included Princeton faculty members Jeremy Adelman, Rachel Price, Vera Candiani and Robert Karl.

SPO Emeritus Faculty Ronald Surtz Awarded with Honorable Mention for Translated Publication

Wednesday, Oct 11, 2017
by mtong

SPO emeritus faculty member Ronald Surtz and his co-editor Professor Jessica Boon (University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill) were recently awarded Honorable Mention by the Society for the Study of Early Modern Women (SSEMW) for their translation of the publication, Mother Juana de la Cruz, 1481–1534: Visionary Sermons. The prize was awarded in the category for the best scholarly edition in translation of 2016 in the field of early modern women and gender.

Video: Dilma Rousseff, “The Challenges for Democracy in Brazil”

Friday, Sep 22, 2017
by mtong

Written by Charlie Hankin, July 2017

Protests calling for the return of the military dictatorship were visible throughout Brazil during 2015 when I was living there. A paradoxical request: protesting against one’s right to protest. Negative sentiments toward President Dilma Rousseff culminated in her impeachment, what she and many others have called a political or parliamentary coup.

Eight First Edition Books by Sor Juana Inés de la Cruz Donated to Firestone Library

Wednesday, Sep 6, 2017
by mtong

In June 2017, Firestone Library received an important gift of eight first editions of works by Sor Juana Inés de la Cruz donated by Mr. Edgar Legaspi of New York City.

Known internationally as “The Tenth Muse” because of her brilliant writing, Sor Juana was a self-taught author and philosopher whose texts comprised mystery plays, poetry and Baroque ceremonial pieces, as well as the first feminist manifesto written in the New World.

Graduate Student Azahara Palomeque Published New Book of Poems

Thursday, Apr 27, 2017
by mtong

Graduate student Azahara Palomeque from the department of Spanish and Portuguese recently published a new book of poems, En la Ceniza Blanca de las Encías, with the publisher La Isla de Siltolá in Spain. In 2015 Palomeque also published the book American Poems.

More information about En la Ceniza Blanca de las Encías can be found here.

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