Notable Faculty & Student Achievements
Professor of Spanish Katy Ross presented her paper titled “Baby Space: Narrating Infertility in Spain” at the Strong Foundations: 100 Years of Hispanism in Kansas and Beyond symposium at the University of Kansas.
Professor of Spanish Katy Ross presented her paper titled “Baby Space: Narrating Infertility in Spain” at the Centennial Symposium: 100 years of Hispanism in Kansas and Beyond at the University of Kansas.
Professor of Spanish Katy Ross wrote a chapter titled “Isabel: Mito, Madre y Mujer: Exploration of the Cultural Role of Isabel” in Mito e Historia en la Televisión y el Cine Español, edited by Christine Blackshaw Naberhaus and published by Albatros Hispanófila, 2019. The chapter examines the representation of Queen Isabel of Spain, from the conflicting embodiments of Isabel as mother to her depiction as queen in the television series Isabel.
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.
Professor of Spanish Katy Ross presented a paper titled “Narrating Crossings: Mother/Daughter, Morocco/Spain” at the 50th Northeast Modern Language Association in Washington, DC, on March 21. Her paper was part of a panel she organized called “Transnational Spain: Porous Borders and New Nationalist Tendencies.”
Associate Professor of Spanish Abby Dings and Visiting Assistant Professor of Education Suzanne García-Mateus presented about their ongoing research project titled “Language Ideologies in a University Classroom: Pre-Service Teachers’ Perceptions of Latinx Students as Language Learners.” The panel about dual-language education took place at the 6th National Symposium on Spanish as a Heritage Language (NSSHL) hosted by University of Texas–Rio Grande Valley, in McAllen, TX.