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  • Brazil LAB Launches New Website

    Tuesday, Sep 11, 2018

    The new website for Brazil LAB has just been launched: https://brazillab.princeton.edu

    Co-directed by Professors João Biehl and Pedro Meira Monteiro, the Brazil LAB (Luso-Afro-Brazilian Studies) is a multi-disciplinary research and teaching hub for exploring the country’s history, politics and culture, along with its regional significance and international connections.

    Brazil-related events in the fall, graduate and undergraduate courses, as well as the new Global Seminar “Becoming Brazil” can already be seen on the website.

  • Interview of Brazilian writer Ricardo Lísias Featured in Fórum de Literatura Brasileira Contemporânea

    Wednesday, Sep 5, 2018

    SPO alum Lara Norgaard’17, graduate student Ingrid Brioso Rieumont, and visiting student Márcia de Castro de Borges interviewed Brazilian writer Ricardo Lísias on his own work, the relation between ethics and aesthetics, the turbulence that hit Brazil in 2016, Dilma Rousseff's impeachment, and the limitation of artistic freedom in Brazil. Lísias’ visit to Princeton in 2016 was part of the seminar “The Subject in Disguise,” taught by professors Pedro Meira Monteiro and Lilia Moritz Schwarcz. Featured in Fórum de Literatura Brasileira Contemporânea (v. 10 n. 19, 2018).

  • SPO Welcomes New Faculty Member Aisha M. Beliso-De Jesús

    Tuesday, Sep 4, 2018

    Aisha M. Beliso-De Jesús, Ph.D. is a cultural and social anthropologist who has conducted ethnographic research with Santería practitioners in Cuba and the United States, and police officers and Black and Brown communities affected by police violence in the United States. Her research and teaching span the Caribbean, Latin America, Africa, and Afro-Latinx circulations. Dr.

  • Scholars, artists from Puerto Rico visit Princeton for research, collaboration

    Thursday, Aug 2, 2018

    By Jamie Saxon, Office of Communications

    On Sept. 20, 2017, Hurricane Maria slammed into the Caribbean, soon after Hurricane Irma. Puerto Rico was one of the hardest-hit islands. Maria destroyed thousands of homes and the island’s power grid, leaving millions without electricity — reportedly the longest blackout in U.S. history. While the recovery continues and the death toll is still being debated, Princeton University is serving as a haven for some Puerto Rican scholars and artists whose work and lives the storms disrupted.

  • Visiting Scholars and Artists from Puerto Rico (VISAPUR)

    Tuesday, Jul 17, 2018

    The Program in Latin American Studies (PLAS) is hosting members of the academic and artistic communities of Puerto Rico as visitors at Princeton University in summer 2018. The program is sponsored by PLAS and the Office of the Provost, with the endorsement of the Princeton Task Force on Puerto Rico.

    Read more here.

  • Myesha Jemison '18 elected to Princeton Board of Trustees

    Thursday, Jun 21, 2018

    Myesha Jemison '18 has recently been elected to serve on the Princeton Board of Trustees. Jemison was elected by the junior, senior and two youngest alumni classes to serve four years as a young alumni trustee.

    Jemison graduated from Princeton on June 5 with a degree in Spanish and Portuguese and certificates in African studies, African American studies, environmental studies and Latin American studies. Post-graduation, she will work in management development with McMaster-Carr.

  • Video: Kyle Berlin '18 delivers Princeton's Valedictory address

    Wednesday, Jun 6, 2018

    Princeton's valedictorian Kyle Berlin, a Spanish and Portuguese major from Arroyo Grande, California, delivers his remarks. A member of Rockefeller College, Berlin was awarded the George B. Wood Legacy Junior Prize in 2017, the Freshman First Honor Prize in 2015 and the Shapiro Prize for Academic Excellence in 2014-15.

    A transcript of his address is available here.

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