• Interview of Brazilian writer Ricardo Lísias Featured in Fórum de Literatura Brasileira Contemporânea

    Wednesday, Sep 5, 2018

    SPO alum Lara Norgaard’17, graduate student Ingrid Brioso Rieumont, and visiting student Márcia de Castro de Borges interviewed Brazilian writer Ricardo Lísias on his own work, the relation between ethics and aesthetics, the turbulence that hit Brazil in 2016, Dilma Rousseff's impeachment, and the limitation of artistic freedom in Brazil. Lísias’ visit to Princeton in 2016 was part of the seminar “The Subject in Disguise,” taught by professors Pedro Meira Monteiro and Lilia Moritz Schwarcz. Featured in Fórum de Literatura Brasileira Contemporânea (v. 10 n. 19, 2018).

  • Video: A Message from the Class of 2018

    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.

  • Myesha Jemison '18 elected to Princeton Board of Trustees

    Thursday, Jun 21, 2018

    Myesha Jemison '18 has recently been elected to serve on the Princeton Board of Trustees. Jemison was elected by the junior, senior and two youngest alumni classes to serve four years as a young alumni trustee.

    Jemison graduated from Princeton on June 5 with a degree in Spanish and Portuguese and certificates in African studies, African American studies, environmental studies and Latin American studies. Post-graduation, she will work in management development with McMaster-Carr.

  • Video: Kyle Berlin '18 delivers Princeton's Valedictory address

    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.

  • 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

  • Teaching Materials by SPO alum Cara Zampino ’17 featured in Asymptote

    Tuesday, May 29, 2018

    This spring Cara Zampino ’17 joined Asymptote, an international journal for literature in translation, to help develop teaching material on pieces published by the magazine. Asymptote’s latest educational guide features Zampino’s first lesson plan, “Race and Cultural Studies: De/Re/Constructing Race Through Performance,” designed for upper-level high school and college classrooms.


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