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Notable Faculty & Student Achievements

September 2020

  • Professor of Spanish Katy Ross and Lizzeth Cepeda Lozano ’20 had their article “Un Viaje Fantástico: La Adopción China en El Alfabeto de los Pájaros de Nuria Barrios” accepted for publication in the Journal ConSecuencias. The article started as a summer faculty–student research project and continued as a semester-long independent study that culminated in this publication. Ross and Lozano examine the adoption of Chinese babies by Spanish families, as depicted in the novel El Alfabeto de los Pájaros  by Nuria Barrios.





July 2020

  • Associate Professor of Spanish Carlos de Oro published the article “Cine de Guerra, Drama, Comedia y Thriller: Representaciones del Trauma, La Violencia, y la Insuficiencia Estatal en el Cine Colombiano” in the peer-reviewed journal Hispanófila.





  • Professor of Spanish Katy Ross  participated in Maternidad, Reproducción Social y Cuidados en la É poca Neoliberal: Descolonizando el Imaginario Patriarcal,  a virtual conference hosted by the Asociación Internacional de Literatura y Cine Españoles Siglo XXI (ALCES XXI) July 13–16. She presented the paper “Maternofobia: El Miedo a la Maternidad Patriarcal,” in which Ross analyzes the book Maternofobia  by Diana López Varela. The conference was scheduled to be held in Oviedo, Spain.





May 2020

  • Associate Professor of Spanish Carlos de Oro  published an article titled “Traveling Narratives, Neorealism, and Marginalization: Ciro Guerra’s Cinema of Denunciation and Resistance” in the peer-reviewed journal Latin American Perspectives . He also presented a paper about the same topic at the 2020 Southeastern Council of Latin American Studies conference in Austin, TX.