• SPO concentrator Daniela Alvarez '21 selected as a 2020 Arthur Liman Fellow in Public Interest Law

    Tuesday, Mar 10, 2020

    SPO concentrator Daniela Alvarez '21 was recently named a 2020 Arthur Liman Fellow in Public Interest Law. 

    The Princeton University Program in Law and Public Affairs (LAPA) selected five undergraduates as 2020 Arthur Liman Fellows in Public Interest Law. The fellowship will enable them to spend eight to ten weeks during the upcoming summer in an internship serving the needs of people and causes that might otherwise go unrepresented. The summer stipends are made possible by a generous donation from the Liman Foundation at the direction of Princeton alumna Emily Liman '85.

  • Students in SPA 387/AAS 387 pay a visit to the Graphic Arts Collection

    Monday, Feb 24, 2020

    Students in SPA 387/AAS 387 “Puerto Ricans Under U.S. Empire: Memory, Diaspora, and Resistance” taught by Cesar Colon-Montijo and Arcadio Díaz-Quiñones recently visited the Graphic Arts Collection in Firestone Library. The visit to the collection was led by Julie Mellby, Curator, and Fernando Acosta, Librarian for Latin American Studies, Latino Studies, and Iberian Peninsular Studies.

  • Congratulations to Diego Baena

    Thursday, Feb 6, 2020

    On January 27, Diego Baena successfully defended his dissertation “La literatura y sus pueblos: demopoéticas de la España liberal (1834-1854)."

    Diego has been appointed as a Postgraduate Research Associate (PGRA) with the department until the fall.

  • Students from SPA 342/LAS 342 document daily life and more from fall break 2019 trip to Havana, Cuba

    Friday, Jan 31, 2020

    During fall break, students enrolled in SPA 342/LAS 342 took a trip led by Professor Rubén Gallo and graduate student assistant Ingrid Brioso Rieumont to Havana, Cuba. While there, students visited numerous cultural and historical sights and attended events such as plays and film screenings. Each student also conducted independent research on a topic of their choice.

    To read more about this trip, please visit the course page.

  • “Recuerdo incrustado en el cuerpo”, selected as best podcast in SPA 105

    Monday, Jan 27, 2020

    By Nadia Cervantes Pérez

    Every semester, students in SPA 105 create and produce a podcast for their semester project. These podcasts are stories or radio-chronicles in Spanish which relate to one of the four main topics of the course: Language, Identity, Colonialism and Globalization. The project involves interviewing a Spanish-speaker in order to discover a fascinating story about the individual’s life and experiences.

  • 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.

  • 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.


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