María de los Ángeles Rodriguez Cadena

Four students in the Spanish program presented papers at the XXVII Latin American Studies Symposium held at Rollins College, in Winter Park, FL, on April 5.

  • Alex Bell ’20 presented “Poetas Principales del Modernismo Hispanoamericano en Canción de Otoño en Primavera y la Pregunta.”
  • Dominique Rosario ’20 presented “Muerte y Nacionalismo en Dos Patrias, por José Martí.”
  • Valentina Olivieri-Puentes ’19 presented “¿Y las Madres que opinan?”
  • Violeta Bueno ’19 presented “Un Cambio de Vestuario: Un Análisis de El Delantal Blanco.”

Their papers were produced in Associate Professor of Spanish Angeles Rodriguez Cadena’s class Introduction to Literary Studies in Fall 2018.

—April 2019

Eleven Southwestern University faculty members have won Sam Taylor Fellowship grants to support their research, with award amounts ranging from $1,000 to $1,600. Sam Taylor Fellowships are selected through a competitive application process and are provided by the General Board of Higher Education and Ministry of the United Methodist Church. This year’s recipients are

  • Professor of Physics Steven Alexander, “Generating Energy from Hot Sidewalks” (awarded $1,200)
  • Assistant Professor of Communication Studies Lamiyah Bahrainwala, “The Politics of Stealth Halal: Re-Presenting the Islamic Origins of U.S. Meat Products” (awarded $1,600)
  • Associate Professor of German Erika Berroth, “Nature Education in the German Classroom: Possibilities for Integration and Inclusion?” (awarded $1,400)
  • Professor of Biology Romi Burks, “Unravelling the Mystery: Genetic Differentiation of Chinese and Japanese Mysterysnails Using 16S” (awarded $1,400)
  • Assistant Professor of History Jethro Hernandez Berrones, “With Indigenist Spirit: Doctors on Spiritual Practices in Post-Revolutionary Mexico” (awarded $1,500)
  • Professor of Anthropology Melissa Johnson, “Human–Jaguar Becomings and Racial Capitalism in Belize” (awarded $1,000)
  • Associate Professor of French Francis Mathieu, “Research on Claire de Duras’s Avant-Garde Novella, Ourika” (awarded $1,400)
  • Associate Professor of French Aaron Prevots, “Gestures toward the Sacred: Guillevic, Vargaftig, Tellermann, Michel” (awarded $1,400)
  • Associate Professor of Communication Studies Valerie Renegar, “Contemporary Modes of Parenting: Disrupting the Representation of Stepmothers in Popular Culture” (awarded $1,500)
  • Associate Professor of Spanish Maria De Los Angeles Rodriguez Cadena, “Cultural Memory and Historical Fiction: Women of the Past on Television and Film by Four Contemporary Mexican Women Directors” (awarded $1,400)
  • Assistant Professor of Political Science Emily Sydnor, “Researching Attachments to American Political Institutions” (awarded $1,600)
—December 2018

Associate Professor of Spanish Angeles Rodriguez Cadena published the chapter “Heroínas de la Revolución Mexicana y la Construcción de la Memoria Cultural en el Cuento Histórico Contemporáneo” in the book Representaciones en la Cultura Visual y las Letras Acerca de la Revolución Mexicana y la Guerra Cristera, edited by Ute Seydel and published by Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México/Bonilla Artigas.

—October 2018

Associate Professor of Spanish Angeles Rodriguez Cadena presented a research paper titled “Cultural Memory and the Optical Unconscious: Women of the Past in Historical Audiovisual Texts by Women Directors in Latin America” at the 42nd International Academic Conference in Rome, Italy, Sept. 1013. She also chaired the panel on Humanities and the Law.

—September 2018

Spanish and Latin American and Border Studies students Karla Pérez, class of 2019, Alexandra Vásquez, Stephanie García, and Marie Nugpo, all class of 2018, presented research papers at the XXVI Latin American Studies Symposium at Rollins College April 6, 2018, under the supervision of Associate Professor of Spanish Angeles Rodríguez Cadena.

—April 2018