Professor of Spanish Laura Senio Blair 2023 has been selected as one of the Associated Colleges of the South (ACS) 10 academic leadership fellows. The program is aimed at providing leadership experiences to a diverse cohort of humanities faculty members and will combine leadership training, mentoring, and hands-on leadership experiences for a diverse group of tenured humanities faculty as they enter administration leadership.

—January 2023

Professor of Spanish Laura Senio Blair presented a paper at the International Conference of Hispanic Women Filmmakers titled “Burying Ashes and Making Dust: Memorial Acts in the Latin American Road Movie.” The paper analyzed how Ecuadorian film director Tania Hermida subverts and decenters the traditional (Hollywood) characteristics of road films to represent a Latin American and feminist perspective. 

—October 2021

Please join us in congratulating the recipients of the following awards:

  • 2021 Teaching Awards
    • Tenured: Associate Professor of Education Alicia Moore
    • Tenure-track: Assistant Professor of Business Gabriela Flores
    • Visiting, part-time, and staff with faculty rank: Director of General Chemistry Labs Willis Weigand
  • 2021 Jesse E. Purdy Excellence in Scholarly and Creative Works Award
    • Tenured: Associate Professor of Communication Studies Bob Bednar
    • Tenure-track: Assistant Professor of History Joseph Hower
  • 2021 Excellence in Advising Award
    • Professor of Spanish Laura Senio Blair
—May 2021

Professor of Spanish Laura Senio Blair presented her current research, “Defining Silence and Silence Defining: Nona Fernández’s Literature of Resistance,” on Aug. 26, 2018, at the Asociación de Género y Sexualidades conference in Chicago, Ill.

—October 2018

Professor of Spanish Laura Senio Blair presented the paper “From Pain to Pleasure: Sexual Awakenings and Revival in Contemporary Chilean Narrative” at the Mid-America Conference on Hispanic Literatures at the University of Kansas on Nov. 4, 2016. Earlier this semester, she attended the ACS workshop “Building Digital Foundations at Liberal Arts Colleges” at Centre College.

—November 2016