Every Day the River Changes: An interactive map of Jordan Salama's journey along the Magdalena River and his thoughts on various topics
Sept. 21, 2022

Follow Jordan's path along the Magdalena River and read his thoughts on his time with SPO, language learning, study abroad and what he wished he had included in the final print of "Every Day the River Changes".

SPO study abroad programs in full swing after a 2 year hiatus
June 21, 2022

Check out SPO study abroad programs and see this year's exciting pictures!

SPO lecturer Daniela Salcedo Arnaiz awarded with 2022 Humanities Council Flash Grant for a pilot study in Peru!
June 8, 2022

This grant will help Daniela set up mobile libraries in Peru as part of a pilot study aimed to increase accessibility.

Fall 2022 Course Offering: SPA 250 with a trip to Puerto Rico
March 26, 2022

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.


The Joy of Translation: A Roundtable with SPO Majors Brandon Flora Dunlevy ’21, Cecilia Hsu ’20, and Jimin Kang ’21
March 21, 2022
Written by Danielle Ranucci, SPO Social Media Assistant

By Danielle Ranucci, SPO Social Media Assistant

On March 16, SPO alumni Brandon Flora Dunlevy, Jimin Kang, and Cecilia Hsu joined the SPA 215: A Spanish Writing Workshop seminar for a conversation about their experience writing senior theses featuring translation.

“Thinking about the types of theses that SPO majors write, we…

Prof. Moreno Fernández visits SPA-LIN 211 class and talks about standardization and language ideologies
March 18, 2022
Written by Catalina Méndez Vallejo

On February 17, we welcomed Prof. Francisco Moreno Fernández, from Alcalá University and Heidelberg University, for a virtual visit in SPA-LIN 211 (Varieties of Spanish).

Prof. Moreno Fernández is a renowned linguist, editor of several specialized journals and books in the field of sociolinguistics. He has also served as member of the…

Identity in the Spanish-Speaking World: SPA 250 students reflect on break-week trip to Puerto Rico
Dec. 1, 2021

By Michelle Tong

During fall break this semester, students enrolled in SPA 250 participated in a week-long trip to Puerto Rico. Led by Professor Christina Lee and Spanish and Portuguese graduate student Rodney Lebrón who co-teaches the course, the trip included opportunities for students to meet with Puerto Rican artists, political…

Spanish and Portuguese students and faculty showcase current and ongoing projects during SPO Research Day
Nov. 11, 2021

By Michelle Tong

On Friday, October 29, 2021, the Department of Spanish and Portuguese gathered together in East Pyne 010 for the inaugural SPO Research Day. This event highlighted current and ongoing research projects as well as creative and literary endeavors by Spanish and Portuguese faculty, lecturers and students.

Videos: Perspectivas da Lusofonia interviews Pedro Meira Monteiro and Jennifer Cabral-Pierce
Oct. 27, 2021

Students in POR 107 have created a television show titled “Perspectivas da Lusofonia.” Recently Elise Hogan ’24 hosted an interview with Professor Pedro Meira Monteiro, and Nick Pusater ’22 interviewed Brazilian photographer Jennifer Cabral-Pierce.

The project was coordinated by Portuguese lecturer Daiane Tamanaha.