• 2019 Valedictory remarks by Kate Reed

    Thursday, Jun 6, 2019

    To begin, words of gratitude. For friends and faculty, facilities workers and families. Behind each of us today there is an education that transcends books and classrooms, an education about how to be human in this world, and it is my great joy to be able to express my gratitude to the innumerable influences that have shaped me, that have shaped us.

    Read more here.

  • Congratulations to the Class of 2019

    Thursday, Jun 6, 2019

    Congratulations to our graduating concentrators

    Patricia Beltran-Cortez
    Melissa De Queredo
    Mira Gill
    Maria Heredia-Meza
    Chitra Kumar
    Kathryn Grace Phipps
    Christian Ramos
    Rene Rodriguez
    Jordan Salama
    Janelle Spence
    Rachel Todd

    Congratulations to our graduating Ph.D. students

    Sophia Nuñez
    Thomas Matusiak

    Congratulations to our Spanish certificate students

  • Prizes awarded to Undergraduates on Class Day

    Wednesday, Jun 5, 2019

    Photos from the Class Day reception can be accessed here

    The Department announced the following prizes which were awarded to undergraduates at the Class Day reception held June 3, 2019:

    Premio Ángel Rama for excellence by a freshman or sophomore in advanced Spanish courses:

    Amy Torres and Hannah Smalley

    Prêmio Machado de Assis for excellence in advanced undergraduate Portuguese courses:

    Maria Heredia-Meza

  • Paloma Moscardó-Vallés honored at “Celebrating PACH” event

    Thursday, May 30, 2019

    On May 19, 2019, SPO Lecturer Paloma Moscardó-Vallés was honored at the 7th annual “Celebrating PACH (Partners for Andean Community Health)” fundraising event for her work in designing and leading SPA 204: Medical Mission to Ecuador. Paloma also gave a brief presentation which detailed the work that she and her students have done in Ecuador.

  • Silvana Bishop leads Spanish-language tour of exposition, “Miracles on the Border: Retablos of Mexican Migrants to the United States”

    Wednesday, May 29, 2019

    On Saturday, May 25th Silvana Bishop, Graduate/Conference Administrator from the Spanish & Portuguese Department, led the first ever Spanish-language tour of the Princeton Art Museum. The occasion was for the exposition “Miracles on the Border: Retablos of Mexican Migrants to the United States” (on display until July 7th) and the tour group was “Futuro”, a Trenton program which encourages Hispanic teens to explore their heritage while preparing for college.

  • Congratulations to Thomas Matusiak

    Friday, May 10, 2019

    Thomas Matusiak has successfully defended his dissertation, “The Visual Guillotine: Latin America and the Cinema of Cruelty .” Following graduation, Thomas will be a Postdoctoral Fellow in the Leslie Center for the Humanities and Department of Spanish and Portuguese at Dartmouth College.

  • SPO certificate student, Samuel Vilchez Santiago ’19, named 2019 Spirit of Princeton winner

    Tuesday, Apr 30, 2019

    Eight students have been named winners of the 2019 Spirit of Princeton Award, honoring Princeton University undergraduates for positive contributions to campus life. The award recognizes those who have demonstrated a strong commitment to the undergraduate experience through dedicated efforts in student organizations, athletics, community service, religious life, residential life and the arts.

  • SPO alum Max Grear ’18 to pursue Ph.D. in Anthropology at Columbia University

    Thursday, Apr 18, 2019

    Beginning in the fall, SPO alum Max Grear ’18 will be pursuing a Ph.D. in Anthropology at Columbia University, specializing in Sociocultural Anthropology. Grear plans to study media and performance in Cuba, with an emphasis on popular music, race, and sexualities. This stems from initial research that he conducted in Cuba for his senior thesis.

    Grear was awarded the Ricardo Piglia Best Senior Thesis Prize on Class Day 2018


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