• Students explore identity in the Hispanic world

    Friday, Jan 3, 2020

    By Julie Clack

    To explore issues of social stratification and poverty and their connection to identity formation, students in the “Identity in the Hispanic World” course traveled to Guatemala over fall break to participate in a service-learning program at a nonprofit organization that addresses education, health care and housing in towns near Antigua.

    The course, taught by Christina Lee, associate professor of Spanish and Portuguese, is a Princeton Institute for International and Regional Studies (PIIRS) Exploration Seminar.

  • SPO alum Kyle Berlin '18 named Mitchell Scholar

    Wednesday, Nov 27, 2019

    The Mitchell Scholarships recognize outstanding academic distinction, leadership and service. The recipients will spend a year of graduate study at institutions of higher learning in Ireland and Northern Ireland. The program is named in honor of former U.S. Senator George Mitchell’s contributions to the Northern Ireland peace process.

  • Dissertation by SPO graduate student Mauricio Acuña awarded First Honorable Mention of the Silvio Romero Prize

    Thursday, Nov 7, 2019

    Mauricio Acuña’s dissertation titled “Um mestre de capoeira entre gingas e letras” was defended with honors at the University of São Paulo in 2017 and recently received the First Honorable Mention of the Silvio Romero Prize, an annual award established by the National Historic and Artistic Heritage Institute of Brazil. 

    The prize dates from 1959 and was created to encourage the production of scientific knowledge on topics of folklore and popular culture.

  • Congratulations to Fulbright-Hays DDRA awardee Ingrid Brioso Rieumont

    Thursday, Oct 24, 2019

    Congratulations to PhD candidate Ingrid Brioso Rieumont, recipient of a 2019 Fulbright-Hays Doctoral Dissertation Research Abroad Fellowship. The fellowship is awarded to individual doctoral students whose dissertation will make an unusually significant contribution to their discipline. The program provides funding to conduct research in modern foreign languages and area studies for periods of 6 to 12 months.

    Ingrid is one of 90 graduates selected nationally to receive the fellowship.

  • Congratulations to Jorge Gaupp

    Friday, Oct 18, 2019

    Jorge has successfully defended his dissertation “Poetics of Solidarity: The Emergence of Anarchist Mass Culture (Spain, 1898).”

    Jorge plans to move to Spain to work on his book manuscript.

  • Students in SPA382 visit the Mercer Museum

    Thursday, Oct 17, 2019

    By Rafael SM Paniagua

    Ten students from Prof. Rafael SM Paniagua’s course on Museums, Archives, and Audiences in Modern Spain (SPA382/HUM384/ART382) visited the Mercer Museum in Doylestown, Pennsylvania. This visit complemented a class discussion about folk museums and the material heritage of pre-automated technology.

  • Congratulations to Yasmina Aidi

    Wednesday, Aug 14, 2019

    Yasmina has successfully defended her dissertation “El Estrecho de Gibraltar y los Imaginarios del Cannabis: Culturas y Contraculturas Rifeño-Hispano-Magrebies (1859-1995).”

    Yasmina will be a Visiting Assistant Professor at Tulane University's Spanish and Portuguese Department.

  • Princeton in Spain students explore Madrid

    Tuesday, Jul 2, 2019

    Students enrolled in Princeton in Spain spent a day exploring Madrid on Wednesday, June 19th. They began the day by meeting Professor Goretti González at the Plaza de Santa Ana where the Teatro Español, the oldest theater in Madrid, is located.


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