• SPO graduate student Berta del Río Alcala awarded Graduate School Teaching Award

    Wednesday, Apr 22, 2020

    SPO graduate student Berta del Río Alcala was selected as a recipient of a 2020 Graduate School Teaching Award in recognition of her work as an assistant in instruction. Teaching Awards honor graduate students who have made a significant and exceptional contribution to undergraduate teaching. Berta was nominated by her undergraduate students and members of the faculty in recognition of her dedication and excellence in teaching.

  • New book co-edited by Professor Christina Lee recently published

    Tuesday, Mar 24, 2020

    Professor Christina Lee recently published a new book titled The Spanish Pacific, 1521-1815: A Reader of Primary Sources. The book was co-edited by Lee and Professor Ricardo Padrón, associate professor of Spanish at the University of Virginia.

    This reader provides a selection of documents relevant to the encounters and entanglements that arose in the Spanish Pacific between European, Spanish Americans, and Asians while highlighting the role of natives, mestizos, and women.

  • SPO concentrator Daniela Alvarez '21 selected as a 2020 Arthur Liman Fellow in Public Interest Law

    Tuesday, Mar 10, 2020

    SPO concentrator Daniela Alvarez '21 was recently named a 2020 Arthur Liman Fellow in Public Interest Law. 

    The Princeton University Program in Law and Public Affairs (LAPA) selected five undergraduates as 2020 Arthur Liman Fellows in Public Interest Law. The fellowship will enable them to spend eight to ten weeks during the upcoming summer in an internship serving the needs of people and causes that might otherwise go unrepresented. The summer stipends are made possible by a generous donation from the Liman Foundation at the direction of Princeton alumna Emily Liman '85.

  • Congratulations to Diego Baena

    Thursday, Feb 6, 2020

    On January 27, Diego Baena successfully defended his dissertation “La literatura y sus pueblos: demopoéticas de la España liberal (1834-1854)."

    Diego has been appointed as a Postgraduate Research Associate (PGRA) with the department until the fall.

  • Cervantes’ ‘Persiles’ and the Travails of Romance by Marina Brownlee featured in Discovery magazine

    Wednesday, Dec 11, 2019

    Marina Brownlee’s book, Cervantes’ ‘Persiles’ and the Travails of Romance, was recently featured in Discovery magazine.

    Brownlee's book is a collection of original essays presenting new ways of looking at Cervantes’ final novel, Persiles, work that engages with geopolitical models of race, ethnicity, nation, and religion, and takes its inspiration from the highly influential Ethiopian story (the “Aethiopika”) by Heliodorus. 

  • SPO alum Kyle Berlin '18 named Mitchell Scholar

    Wednesday, Nov 27, 2019

    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.

  • Dissertation by SPO graduate student Mauricio Acuña awarded First Honorable Mention of the Silvio Romero Prize

    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.


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