• Congratulations to our Graduates!

    Tuesday, Jun 6, 2017

    Congratulations to all of our graduating seniors! Felicitaciones por su graduación. Parabéns pela graduação!

  • Prizes Awarded to Undergraduates on Class Day

    Monday, Jun 5, 2017

    The Department announced the following prizes which were awarded to undergraduates at the Class Day reception held June 5, 2017:

    Premio Ángel Rama for excellence by a freshman or sophomore in advanced Spanish courses: Reed Hutchinson '20

    Premio María Zambrano for an outstanding junior paper in the Department: Maxwell Grear '18

    Vicente Llorens Castillo Senior Prize in Spanish for overall academic excellence by a graduating senior: Cara Zampino '17 & Daniel Rounds '17

  • SPO Concentrator Dylan Blau Edelstein ’17 Awarded Fulbright Scholarship in Brazil

    Wednesday, May 31, 2017

    Graduating concentrator, Dylan Blau Edelstein ’17 was awarded a Study/Research Grant in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.

    Blau Edelstein’s research will be a continuation of his senior thesis focusing on the work of pioneer Brazilian art therapist Nise da Silveira. For his grant, Blau Edelstein will follow projects founded by Silveira as well as others that she has posthumously inspired. Furthermore he plans to develop an English translation of some of her works.

  • SPO Concentrator Cara Zampino ’17 Awarded Fulbright Scholarship in Colombia

    Wednesday, May 31, 2017

    Graduating concentrator, Cara Zampino ‘17 was awarded an English Teaching Assistantship (ETA) in Colombia. 

    While in Colombia, Zampino will be assistant teaching at a University as well as leading a community-based project with focus on working with individuals who were displaced due to Colombia’s internal conflict. She plans to assess how past events and the recent peace process have shaped their lives, their conceptions of “belonging” and “home,” and their visions of the future.

  • Congratulations to Azahara Palomeque Recio

    Tuesday, May 23, 2017

    Azahara Palomeque Recio has successfully defended her dissertation, “Transatlantic Memories of the Spanish Civil War: Cultural Imperialism, Politics of Solidarity, and Resistance in Spain and Latin America (1936-1978).” Azahara is the Associate Director of the M.S. in Social Policy at the School of Social Policy & Practice at the University of Pennsylvania.

  • Javier Guerrero Receives Latin American Studies Association's Sylvia Molloy Award

    Tuesday, May 9, 2017

    Assistant Professor Javier Guerrero recently won the Latin American Studies Association's Sylvia Molloy Award for the best peer-reviewed article in the Humanities published in 2016. The annual award is given by the Sexualities Section of the Latin American Studies Association, the largest scholarly association of Latin Americanists.

  • Congratulations to Miguel Caballero Vázquez

    Tuesday, May 2, 2017

    Miguel Caballero Vázquez has successfully defended his dissertation, “The Cartographic Monument: Writing the Future in Stone in Mexico, Spain, and Brazil.” Miguel has recently been appointed Collegiate Assistant Professor/Harper Fellow, Humanities Collegiate Division at the University of Chicago.

  • Graduate Student Azahara Palomeque Published New Book of Poems

    Thursday, Apr 27, 2017

    Graduate student Azahara Palomeque from the department of Spanish and Portuguese recently published a new book of poems, En la Ceniza Blanca de las Encías, with the publisher La Isla de Siltolá in Spain. In 2015 Palomeque also published the book American Poems.

    More information about En la Ceniza Blanca de las Encías can be found here.

  • Graduate School Awards Jorge Gaupp Berghausen with 2017 Teaching Award

    Wednesday, Apr 19, 2017

    SPO Graduate Student, Jorge Gaupp Berghausen, was recently awarded a 2017 Teaching Award from the Graduate School to recognize Assistants in Instruction (AIs) for excellence in undergraduate teaching. Several faculty members of the department as well as students submitted letters of support for Jorge.

  • NO+ (NO more) in the halls of East Pyne

    Tuesday, Mar 7, 2017

    The Colectivo de Acciones de Arte (CADA) was a Chilean art group founded by visual artists Lotty Rosenfeld and Juan Castillo, sociologist Fernando Balcells, writer Diamela Eltit and poet Raúl Zurita, who used performance and public interventions to challenge the dictatorship of Augusto Pinochet in Chile.


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