SPO seniors defended their theses on May 4th and 5th!

Wednesday, May 11, 2022

On May 4th and 5th SPO seniors defended their theses presenting compelling arguments which were followed by thought provoking discussions on various interesting and relevant research topics. Check out SPO Facebook page for images captured during the defenses - SPO Facebook page.

Brianna Aceves

Senior Thesis Advisor: Javier Guerrero

Thesis Title: Matter of (In)Justice: The Criminalization of Latin American Asylum-Seekers in the United States

Julián Alvarez

Senior Thesis Advisor: Pedro Meira Monteiro

Thesis Title: From Biography to History: Frei Betto’s Dialectical Pedagogy and the Comunidades Eclesiais de Base

Noel Peng

Senior Thesis Advisor: Christina Lee

Thesis Title: DIÓJUÀ :(or Mai travels through Nepantla...and not back)

Lily Zhang

Senior Thesis Advisor: César Colón-Montijo

Thesis Title: Chinito, Chinito: Chronicling Chinese Diaspora to México Through Caricature and Yellowface

Erica Lacerda

Senior Thesis Advisor: Adriana Merino

Thesis Title: Community Through Communication: An Exploration of Spanish as a Marker of Latine Identity in Elite Academic Institutions

Enrique Zúñiga

Senior Thesis Advisors: Nicole Legnani and Gabriela Nouzeilles

Thesis Title: Lost in Translation: An adaptation of the portraits and crimes of Topaz Winters

María José Solórzano

Senior Thesis Advisor: Rachel Price

Thesis Title: In Times of War: Salvadoran-American Counterpoetics