The Mitchell Scholarships recognize outstanding academic distinction, leadership and service. The recipients will spend a year of graduate study at institutions of higher learning in Ireland and Northern Ireland. The program is named in honor of former U.S. Senator George Mitchell’s contributions to the Northern Ireland peace process.
- Wednesday, Nov 27, 2019
- Thursday, Nov 7, 2019
Mauricio Acuña’s dissertation titled “Um mestre de capoeira entre gingas e letras” was defended with honors at the University of São Paulo in 2017 and recently received the First Honorable Mention of the Silvio Romero Prize, an annual award established by the National Historic and Artistic Heritage Institute of Brazil.
The prize dates from 1959 and was created to encourage the production of scientific knowledge on topics of folklore and popular culture.
- Thursday, Oct 31, 2019
Interviewed by Julie Clack
You received your Ph.D. in ethnomusicology… can you describe what that field is for us?
- Thursday, Oct 24, 2019
Congratulations to PhD candidate Ingrid Brioso Rieumont, recipient of a 2019 Fulbright-Hays Doctoral Dissertation Research Abroad Fellowship. The fellowship is awarded to individual doctoral students whose dissertation will make an unusually significant contribution to their discipline. The program provides funding to conduct research in modern foreign languages and area studies for periods of 6 to 12 months.
Ingrid is one of 90 graduates selected nationally to receive the fellowship.
- Friday, Oct 18, 2019
Jorge has successfully defended his dissertation “Poetics of Solidarity: The Emergence of Anarchist Mass Culture (Spain, 1898).”
Jorge plans to move to Spain to work on his book manuscript.
- Monday, Oct 14, 2019
- Friday, Sep 27, 2019
Fernando Acosta-Rodriguez, Librarian for Latin American Studies, Latino Studies, and Iberian Peninsular Studies, has completed digitizing materials that were gathered during the 2011 Indignados or 15M (short for May 15th) Movement from Spain.
To read more and to access the collection please click here.
- Wednesday, Sep 11, 2019
Marina Brownlee has just published Cervantes’ ‘Persiles’ and the Travails of Romance, a collection of essays focused on the Persiles—which Cervantes assumed (rather than the Quijote) would be his legacy to the world.
- Tuesday, Sep 10, 2019
By Julie Clack
This spring, Emeritus professor Angel Loureiro published his first novel, titled “El mundo ciego.” The story follows two women, Marta and Alicia, who meet in Madrid and decide to spend a weekend hiking in the mountains in northern Spain.
Marta, a translator, was suddenly left by her husband a few months earlier. Alicia, a few years younger than Marta, is a former drug addict who never finished her studies in philosophy and works as an assistant for the lawyer who is helping Marta with her divorce.
- Monday, Sep 9, 2019