• Congratulations to Marina Bedran

    Monday, Aug 31, 2020

    Marina Bedran successfully defended her dissertation titled "A Turn to Amazonia: Experimental Art, Indigeneity, and the Rise of Political Ecology in Brazil."

    Marina has accepted a tenure-track position at Johns Hopkins University as an assistant professor of Lusophone Literatures and Cultures in the Department of Modern Languages and Literatures.


  • SPO welcomes new Spanish lecturer and new graduate students

    Friday, Aug 21, 2020

    The Department of Spanish and Portuguese welcomes new Spanish lecturer Iris Hauser. Hauser is originally from Chiapas, Mexico and studied Applied linguistics at the Universidad de las Americas in (Puebla) Mexico and at Georgia State University. Her research focused on students' cultural identity and second language competency inside academic communities of practice. 

  • Academic Expo- Information for first-year students

    Thursday, Aug 20, 2020

    First-year students are asked to please complete and submit this Google form to indicate their language interests and what they are interested in learning more about from the department.

    Students should refer to the Language Learning webpage for details and contact information about the language requirement, placement test, and proficiency evaluations. 


  • Graduate students Charlie Hankin and Alejandro Martínez awarded Rapid Response Grant from Princeton University Humanities Council

    Tuesday, Jul 14, 2020

    Graduate students Charlie Hankin and Alejandro Martínez have been awarded a grant to participate in the Rapid Response Humanities Summer 2020 Projects of the Princeton University Humanities Council. Their project, "Latin American COVID Responses: An Archive," will involve several video interviews with activists, intellectuals, and artists in order to create a real-time digital archive to document responses to the coronavirus crisis in Latin America.  

  • Princeton Environmental Institute highlights senior thesis by Peter Schmidt ’20

    Thursday, Jul 9, 2020

    For his senior thesis, Peter Schmidt ’20 wrote a novel titled A Mountain There which gives a voice to Bolivia’s Cerro Rico or “rich mountain” known for being the largest silver mine and its nearly 500 years of violent history. Schmidt spent a year in Bolivia through Princeton’s Novogratz Bridge Year Program where he first witnessed the mining of Cerro Rico and years later, it became his inspiration for his senior thesis.

  • SPO concentrator Cecilia Hsu ’20 awarded Fulbright English Teaching Assistantship in Spain

    Monday, Jun 15, 2020

    Cecilia Hsu ’20 was awarded a Fulbright English Teaching Assistantship in Galicia, Spain.

    Hsu was drawn to Galicia following a tour that she took with the Princeton Glee Club two years ago.  

    “We passed by Santiago de Compostela for a couple days, and I was mesmerized by the tall stone structures; it was like walking through history. The Cathedral of Santiago de Compostela has only grown in importance to me, since I wrote my thesis on a competing medieval Castilian pilgrimage destination,” Hsu says. 

  • Hadley Wilhoite ’20 and Alice Wistar ’20 elected to Phi Beta Kappa Society

    Wednesday, Jun 3, 2020

    SPO concentrators Hadley Wilhoite ’20 and Alice Wistar ’20 were elected to membership in Phi Beta Kappa.

    The Phi Beta Kappa Society, founded in 1776 and the oldest of all national honorary scholastic societies, has a chapter at Princeton. Election to this chapter is based on scholastic standing and is open to candidates for the A.B. and B.S.E. degrees in their senior year. The chapter generally includes in its membership the highest-ranking tenth of each graduating class.



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