• Congratulations to Sophia Nuñez

    Thursday, Nov 15, 2018

    Sophia Nuñez has successfully defended her dissertation “Bodies and Books in the Early Modern Hispanic World.”



  • Brazil LAB Launches New Website

    Tuesday, Sep 11, 2018

    The new website for Brazil LAB has just been launched:

    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.


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