• Eight First Edition Books by Sor Juana Inés de la Cruz Donated to Firestone Library

    Wednesday, Sep 6, 2017
    by mtong

    In June 2017, Firestone Library received an important gift of eight first editions of works by Sor Juana Inés de la Cruz donated by Mr. Edgar Legaspi of New York City.

    Known internationally as “The Tenth Muse” because of her brilliant writing, Sor Juana was a self-taught author and philosopher whose texts comprised mystery plays, poetry and Baroque ceremonial pieces, as well as the first feminist manifesto written in the New World.

  • Congratulations to Nathaniel Wolfson

    Tuesday, Aug 29, 2017
    by mtong

    Nathaniel Wolfson has successfully defended his dissertation, “Versions of the Concrete: Brazilian Mid-Century Aesthetics (1945-1970) .” Nathaniel has been appointed as a College Fellow, Department of Romance Languages and Literatures at Harvard University.

  • SPO Welcomes New Spanish Lecturer Jovana Zujevic

    Monday, Aug 21, 2017
    by mtong

    Zujevic received her Ph.D. in Spanish Literature and Cultural Studies from Georgetown University.

    Before joining the department, she was a professor at Rider University where she designed courses on Miguel de Cervantes and Spanish theatre and film since the 1930s.

  • SPO Welcomes New Spanish Lecturer Perla Masi

    Monday, Aug 21, 2017
    by mtong

    Masi received her Ph.D. from Princeton University and specializes in Spanish and Portuguese-speaking literatures and cultures.

    Prior to joining the department, she taught Spanish language and modern and contemporary Iberian and Latin American literatures at Boston University and New York University.

  • Congratulations to our Graduates!

    Tuesday, Jun 6, 2017
    by mtong

    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
    by mtong

    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
    by mtong

    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
    by mtong

    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
    by mtong

    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
    by mtong

    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.


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