Professor Rachel Price, member of the editorial board of the Journal of Latin American Cultural Studies (JLACS), was recently involved in publishing a special dossier on Cuban material culture titled “Material Turn in Cuban Studies.”
Our concentrators are provided with the high linguistic proficiency, cross-cultural literacy, and critical and analytical skills that lead to careers in the humanities, law, medicine, government, international relations, international business, education, and community-based initiatives today.
SPO graduate alum Sowmya Ramanathan has been appointed as a visiting assistant professor in Hispanic Studies at The College of William & Mary on a two-year term beginning this fall.
Sowmya completed her dissertation titled "Textures of the Sensible: Reading Affect in Diamela Eltit" earlier this year.
On August 23, Charlie Hankin successfully defended his dissertation titled "Break and Flow: Hip Hop Poetics in Brazil, Cuba and Haiti."
Charlie with be joining the faculty at Colby College as a visiting assistant professor of Spanish on a two-year appointment.
On August 17, Mauricio Acuña successfully defended his dissertation titled "Poéticas e Performances de Imaginações Afro-Atlânticas: O primeiro festival mundial de artes negras."
By Michelle Tong
This summer, the Department of Spanish and Portuguese offered four virtual courses for students looking to continue their language learning while exploring new topics that spanned from cultural heritage and colonial text to fantastic stories and myths.
This fall, SPA 250 will offer a trip to Puerto Rico over Fall Break.
Students who are eligible and interested in enrolling in the course should check for more details on the course offerings webpage.
By Eliot Raynor
Jimin Kang’s article titled “Scholar by day, street-sweeper by night, one Black man navigates Rio’s racial divide” was recently published by Reuters The Wider Image.
Read the full article on The Wider Image...