• Spring 2021 language tables

    Monday, Feb 15, 2021

    Spanish and Portuguese language tables for Spring 2021 have started to meet!

    Language tables meet weekly on Zoom and are a great way to allow students to practice speaking in an informal setting with instructors, peers, and native Spanish and Portuguese speakers. Topics of conversation can range from current events and readings to popular culture and daily life. 

    The full schedule of tables with contact information is available on the Language Tables webpage

  • SPO welcomes new faculty member Natalia Castro Picón and Spanish lecturer Andrés Barba

    Wednesday, Jan 13, 2021

    Natalia Castro Picón joins the department as an assistant professor. She specializes in modern peninsular/Spanish culture. Her main fields of study are modern and contemporary Iberian literature and culture as well as transatlantic Iberian relations in the neoliberal context. She combines in her research and classes tools and methods from Cultural Studies with a Glottopolitical perspective, which focuses on the political condition of language and discourse. Read more on her bio page.

  • SPO Summer Courses 2021

    Tuesday, Dec 22, 2020

    The Department of Spanish and Portuguese is pleased to offer four virtual courses that will take place in Summer 2021. Classes are exclusively for Princeton students.

    View course and application details on the Summer Courses webpage.

  • Arcadio Díaz-Quiñones launches new website sharing his archive

    Tuesday, Dec 8, 2020

    By Julie Clack

    Arcadio Díaz-Quiñones, the Emory L. Ford Professor of Spanish, Emeritus, has recently published a new website that features an archive of materials from his expansive career.

    The Department of Spanish and Portuguese sat down (virtually) with Professor Díaz-Quiñones to learn more about the website, his creative process, and what else he has been working on throughout the last nine months of the pandemic.

  • Congratulations to Berta del Río Alcalá

    Friday, Oct 30, 2020

    On October 29, Berta del Río Alcalá successfully defended her dissertation “Teatralidades disidentes: prácticas ciudadanas e imaginarios democráticos (España, 1968-1992)", advised by Germán Labrador.

    Berta has been appointed as a Postgraduate Research Associate (PGRA) with the department. In addition she will be researching for the Institut Valencià de Cultura and Histopía.

  • Co-authored book chapter by Raquel Mattson-Prieto published by John Benjamins

    Thursday, Oct 1, 2020

    Raquel Mattson-Prieto, lecturer of Spanish, has co-authored the book chapter, "Languaging and grammatical terminology: Expressing linguistic concepts while co-constructing understandings."

    The paper is an empirical study on how Spanish language learners formulated explicit understandings of the pronoun "se" during a series of communicative tasks in small-group interactions. This chapter and other chapters on "languaging" can be found on the John Benjamins website


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