Video: POR 107 discuss wide variety of topics during debate
Nov. 18, 2021

Students in POR 107 (Intermediate Portuguese) participated in an in-class debate to discuss various controversial topics ranging from the legalization of drugs to politics. The debate was recorded at the Broadcast Center in Lewis Library. This project was coordinated by lecturer Daiane Tamanaha.

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.

Photos: SPA 250 visits Graphic Arts Collection in Firestone Library
Oct. 7, 2021

Photos and text by Rodney Lebrón Rivera

On the morning of Thursday, September 30, the students of the course SPA 250: Identity in the Spanish Speaking Word, taught by Professor Christina Lee, had the privilege of participating in a talk with Alma Concepción and Professor Emeritus Arcadio Díaz-Quiñones about Puerto Rican art preserved…

Video: Rachel Price featured in discussion “Material Turn in Cuban Studies”
Aug. 31, 2021

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.”

Price participated in a conversation along with executive editor of JLACS, Isis Sadek; the guest…

Videos: Sant Jordi NYC 2021 Literary Festival features SPO students and faculty
June 15, 2021

On April 22, 2021, Professor Pedro Meira Monteiro, SPO alumna Flora Thomson-DeVeaux and SPO graduate student Julia Kornberg participated in the Sant Jordi in New York 2021 Literary Festival.

Julia Kornberg discussed "Animals" by Hebe Uhart with translator Robert Croll.

Pedro Meira Monteiro…

Book review by Rubén Gallo published in The New York Times
June 8, 2021

Professor Rubén Gallo’s review of “Horizontal Vertigo: A City Called Mexico” by Juan Villoro was recently published in The New York Times.

Read the review on The New York Times website.


Interview: Pedro Meira Monteiro discusses the future of democracy in Brazil
June 7, 2021

In May 2021, Professor Pedro Meira Monteiro was interviewed by Luiz Eduardo Garcia da Silva for the Brazilian Research and Studies Center from Würzburg, Germany, on the topic of the future of democracy in Brazil.

The full interview can be viewed on the Brazilian…

Língua Viva: Utilizing real-life content for Portuguese instruction
May 6, 2021

In the ever-changing world of popular culture, current events, and rapidly evolving socio-political issues, it is imperative that the materials used to teach language and culture reflect these shifting dynamics.

In answer to this challenge, the department’s Portuguese faculty have created Língua Viva, an engaging online…

Video: Poetry reading by Spanish and Portuguese concentrator Rodrigo Picharo ’21
April 27, 2021

SPO concentrator Rodrigo Picharo '21 was featured by the Lewis Center for the Arts in honor of National Poetry Month. Seniors writing a poetry collection as their creative writing thesis were invited to read one of their poems.

View the video of “Postcard” by Picharo ' on the

Sonic library Clarice 100 Ears created by Marília Librandi and the Brazil LAB
Dec. 10, 2020

Dec 10, 2020 was the centenary of Clarice Lispector. For the occasion, Professor Marília Librandi has created, with the Brazil LAB, the sonic library Clarice 100 Ears, where one can listen to Clarice’s luminous writing in multiple languages and in the voice of artists,…