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2019 SPO graduate Jordan Salama thesis later expanded to book is chosen for Princeton 2022 Pre-read!
April 29, 2022
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Written by Patrizia D'Adamo

“Every Day the River Changes: Four Weeks Down the Magdalena” traces SPO Class of 2019 graduate Jordan Salama’s voyage along Colombia’s most important river and exemplifies the opportunities students have to pursue their passions at Princeton. Trips to Cuba, Spain and Portugal as part of his Princeton courses fueled Salama’s penchant for storytelling.

Mauricio Acuña appointed Assistant Professor of Spanish and Portuguese at Dartmouth College
April 18, 2022

SPO graduate alum Mauricio Acuña has been appointed an Assistant Professor in the Department of Spanish and Portuguese at Dartmouth College. Prior to his tenure-track appointment, he will hold a two-year Mellon Postdoctoral Fellowship at Dartmouth College beginning this fall.

Mauricio completed his dissertation titled “Poéticas e…

Ingrid Brioso Rieumont appointed Assistant Professor of Spanish and Portuguese at Dartmouth College
April 18, 2022

SPO graduate alum Ingrid Brioso Rieumont has been appointed an Assistant Professor of Cuban and Caribbean studies in the Department of Spanish and Portuguese at Dartmouth College. Prior to her tenure-track appointment, she will hold a two-year Mellon Postdoctoral Fellowship at Dartmouth College beginning this fall.

Ingrid completed…

Jimin Kang '21 publishes Spanish-language piece in Casapaís
March 26, 2022

Jimin Kang '21 just published a Spanish-language piece called "Mi madre y yo" in the prestigious Casapaís literary journal. It is about her experience reading and reflecting on Don Quixote with her mother.

About the inspiration for the piece, Kang said, "I remember sitting in my college library [during…

The Joy of Translation: A Roundtable with SPO Majors Brandon Flora Dunlevy ’21, Cecilia Hsu ’20, and Jimin Kang ’21
March 21, 2022
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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…

Article by SPO alumna Anne Elizabeth Sidamon-Eristoff ‘20 published in Developmental Psychobiology
Jan. 7, 2022

For her senior thesis, Anne Elizabeth Sidamon-Eristoff ’20 designed a collaborative project between the Department of Spanish and Portuguese and the Princeton Neuroscience Institute to study the impact of detention at the United States–Mexico border, parent-child separation on children’s mental health, and to determine whether pre-immigration…

The Daily Princetonian: Q&A with author and journalist Jordan Salama ’19
Dec. 13, 2021

SPO alum Jordan Salama ’19 was featured in a Q&A published by The Daily Princetonian. Salama reflects on his book "Every Day the River Changes" and the process behind his writing.

The full article is available on The Daily Princetonian…

Miguel Dominguez to join Durham University's (UK) School of Modern Languages and Cultures as a teaching fellow in Latin American Studies
Sept. 28, 2021

SPO graduate alum Miguel Dominguez has been named as a teaching fellow in Latin American Studies at Durham University's (UK) School of Modern Languages and Cultures for the 2021-2022 academic year.

Miguel completed his dissertation titled "Esquirlas de la vanguardia: Juan García Ponce y la literatura como supervivencia en el México…

Article by SPO alum Jimin Kang ’21 featured on Reuters The Wider Image
July 6, 2021

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…

SPO graduate alum Sophia Nuñez named USC-Huntington Postdoctoral Research Fellow
June 29, 2021

Sophia Nuñez has received a 2021-2022 postdoctoral research fellowship through the University of Southern California (USC)-Huntington Early Modern Studies Institute (EMSI). The fellowship is for scholars whose research is in any area of the humanities or humanistic social sciences with a focus on early modern Americas, c. 1500-1800.