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SPO faculty Javier Guerrero to teach global seminar in Chile summer 2023
Sept. 23, 2022

The title of this global seminar is "Images in Transition: Art and Politics in Chile’s Transition to Democracy" and it will be taught in Santiago Chile and from June 26th through August 4th, 2023.

Gira Cósmica: SPO Student's experimental short-video now available on YouTube!
Sept. 6, 2022

An experimental movie and a collective notebook were produced by seven SPO students in a 2022 Spring seminar devised by Anna Dantes and Pedro Meira Monteiro. 

SPO Lecturer Anais Holgado Lage awarded a McGraw grant on Inclusive and Equitable Teaching
June 30, 2022

Anais Holgado Lage was recently awarded a grant on Inclusive and Equitable Teaching. Congratulations Anais!

This summer SPO professor Rubén Gallo teaches a Global Seminar on Freud in Vienna, Austria!
June 23, 2022

12 Princeton students are enrolled and will spend the summer researching the history of Freud’s life and work in this city. 

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.

Prof. Sandro Sessarego visits SPA-LIN 211 class and discusses Spanish-based creole languages
April 15, 2022

By Catalina Méndez Vallejo

On April12, we welcomed Prof. Sandro Sessarego, from the University of Texas at Austin, for a virtual visit in SPA-LIN 211 (Varieties of Spanish).

Prof. Sessarego is a well-known researcher…

Virtual visit of Dr. Silva, PsyD, in SPA 205 - Medical Spanish - on the topic Mental Health in the Latino Community
April 3, 2022

By Paloma Moscardó-Vallés

On March 24th, the Medical Spanish classes (SPA 205) were lucky to come together with a fantastic guest speaker: Michelle Silva, PsyD. Doctor Silva is an Assistant Professor of Psychiatry at Yale University and she has enriched our class with her academic background as well as her own personal experience…

Remembering Ronald Surtz (1946-2021)
Feb. 3, 2022

The Department of Spanish and Portuguese is saddened to announce the passing of Ronald Surtz, professor of Spanish and Portuguese languages and literatures, emeritus.

Surtz joined Princeton’s faculty in 1973 and transferred to emeritus status in 2016. His teaching and research centered on religious texts with a focus on religious…

País Portátil: Contemporary Venezuelan Literature and Arts by Professor Javier Guerrero published by Review: Literature and Arts of the Americas
Jan. 27, 2022

The special volume, País Portátil: Contemporary Venezuelan Literature and Arts, was curated and edited by Professor Javier Guerrero and was recently published by Review: Literature and Arts of the Americas.

Access the full volume via Taylor & Francis Online.

Christina Lee awarded NEH grant to support advanced research in the humanities
Jan. 12, 2022

Christina Lee, associate professor of Spanish and Portuguese, and Cristina Martinez-Juan, research fellow of Philippine Studies at SOAS University of London, have recently been named recipients of a research grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH).

Their project, titled “The Library of the Convent of San Pablo …