Flora Thomson-DeVeaux ’13 recently defended her dissertation titled "Toward a New Translation of Memórias Póstumas de Brás Cubas” at Brown University for her Ph.D. in Portuguese and Brazilian Studies. In addition to her dissertation, Flora has continued to work as a professional translator as well as an independent researcher in Rio.
- Wednesday, Dec 19, 2018
- Tuesday, Dec 4, 2018
- Monday, Nov 19, 2018
Kate Reed ’19, was recently awarded a Rhodes Scholarship for graduate study at the University of Oxford. Reed is a Spanish certificate student as well as an undergraduate course assistant with the department.
At Oxford, Reed plans to pursue the M.Phil. in Development Studies.
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- Thursday, Nov 15, 2018
Sophia Nuñez has successfully defended her dissertation “Bodies and Books in the Early Modern Hispanic World.”
- Monday, Oct 1, 2018
- Wednesday, Sep 19, 2018
The Department of Spanish and Portuguese is pleased to announce that we have two Undergraduate Course Assistants: Kate Reed (Spanish and Portuguese) and Kathryn Phipps (Spanish). Language tutoring sessions will begin the week of September 24th.
- 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.
- 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).
- 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.
- 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.