News & Announcements


Two New Courses in Hispanic Studies - SPRING 2019

El gran zoo: Animals in Latin American Culture HISP1317C
Latin American Authors Encounter the Sciences HISP1371D 



Postdoctoral Research Associate in International Humanities

The Department of Hispanic Studies and the Center for Latin American and Caribbean Studies invite applications for an International Humanities Fellowship offered by the Cogut Institute for the Humanities at Brown University for a term of two years beginning July 1, 2019.

The successful candidate will have worked extensively on Mexican or Central American literary, visual, and/or performance studies with an interest in narrative, poetry, drama, or other media in relation to cultural politics. A proven interest in film, visual arts, digital culture, and/or critical theory is also desirable.

Candidates must demonstrate excellence in scholarship and teaching, and fluency in both Spanish and English. The fellow will participate in the activities of the Cogut Institute, including a weekly seminar, and teach two courses each year.

Qualifications

The PhD must be in hand by July 1, 2019 and must have been awarded in the last five years. A salary of $61,500 is offered, with an increase to $63,907 the second year, plus benefits and a reimbursable research budget of $2,000 per year.

Application Instructions

For consideration, please submit a letter of application, C.V., dissertation abstract, sample syllabus, writing sample, and list of three references with contact information.  Applicants must apply online to: http://apply.interfolio.com/58764.  Applications will be reviewed beginning February 8, 2019 and will be considered until the position is filled.

For questions relating to the position please contact the Search Committee co-Chairs, Professor Michelle Clayton or Professor Esther Whitfield.


 

2018-2019 Lope de Vega & Gabriela Mistral Exam

This was established in 1962 by an anonymous gift; Monetary prizes, for men and women respectively, are awarded to members of the freshman class who show excellence in secondary school preparatory work in Spanish. The examination presupposes a minimum of two years' study in a secondary school or its equivalent. Not open to native speakers or students who have studied abroad for more than one month. 

WINNERS:

MISTRAL
Catherine Healy
Holly Zheng

LOPE DE VEGA
Thedoe Nyunt 
Martin Trouilloud

 




Hispanic Studies Graduate Berta García Faet Wins Prestigious Premio Nacional de Poesía Joven Miguel Hernández 2018

Berta García Faet, a 4th year doctoral candidate in the Department of Hispanic Studies, is the 2018 recipient of El Premio Nacional de Poesía Joven Miguel Hernández, one of Spain's most prestigious literary prizes, for her book Los salmos fosforitos. Given by the Ministry of Culture and Sports, the prize comes with an award of 20,000 euros. Faet, who has published seven volumes of poetry, stated: "This prize means a lot to me. It connects me to my country, my people, and to the books and authors I love and that inspire me. I admire all the poets who have won it before me, and I've been dreaming for years now to be part of this story. It's a recognition that has a political importance as well, since historically speaking literature and culture have not been very much supported in Spain, but in the last years the Premios Nacionales (National Prizes) have changed the trend. And last but not least, this prize bears the name "Miguel Hernández", my father's favorite poet, whose "Nanas de la cebolla" we've read together, and talked about, many times.".

Faet is writing her dissertation on "Poéticas de la niñería. Fantasía y cursilería en la poesía latinoamericana e ibérica contemporánea".



Congratulations to Claudia Becerra

Congratulations to Claudia Becerra for successfully defending her PhD thesis: Personas, animales y objetos en la poesía latinoamericana contemporánea on Friday December 7th. ¡Enhorabuena! 
  

 

 


 

2018-2019 Lope de Vega & Gabriela Mistral Exam

This was established in 1962 by an anonymous gift; Monetary prizes, for men and women respectively, are awarded to members of the freshman class who show excellence in secondary school preparatory work in Spanish. The examination presupposes a minimum of two years' study in a secondary school or its equivalent. Not open to native speakers or students who have studied abroad for more than one month. 

The exam will be held on Monday, October 15th at 4pm-6pm in Smith Buonanno G13.

If you wish to sign up please contact Mai Hunt (mai_hunt@brown.edu) no later than noon on Friday, October 12th.

N.B. The prize money is $2,060 for the Lope Mistral and Gabriela Mistral prize!




The JCB Library salutes the life and legacy of
Pepe Amor y Vázquez (1921-2018)

This past February, the JCB and Hispanic Studies community was saddened to hear of the passing of José "Pepe" Amor y Vázquez. On Friday, October 5 at 11am, the JCB and the Department of Hispanic Studies will celebrate his life and career with a special reception at the JCB, followed by a luncheon at the nearby Faculty Club. Please join us if you can; to RSVP. contact Maureen O'Donnell (maureen_odonnell@brown.edu). 


 


 

Congratulations to Felipe Martínez-Pinzón

Prof. Felipe Martínez-Pinzón was awarded the The Henry Merritt Wriston Fellowship.  This Fellowship is awarded each year to regular untenured members of the faculty (assistant professors and lecturers) who have achieved a record of excellence in teaching and scholarship during their first years at Brown. 


Congratulations to Felipe Martínez-Pinzón
Prof. Felipe Martínez-Pinzón received 
a Salomon Award to write his book "Producing the People: Sketches of Manners and Liberal Reform in Latin America".

Prof. Martínez-Pinzón, top row, 5th from the leftProf. Martínez-Pinzón, top row, 5th from the left


Congratulations to Miguel Rosas who was awarded a CLACS Fellowship through the Interdisciplinary Opportunitues in the Humanities and Social Sciences program.



2017-18  Ruth & David Kossoff Prize Winner

 

The Department of Hispanic Studies would like to congratulate Nicolás Campisi for winning the 2017-18 Ruth & David Kossoff Prize for Leadership in Language Teaching.  ¡Enhorabuena Nico!

 

 



Congratulations to Ian Russell 
who was selected by the Graduate Council for the Presidential Award for Excellence in Teaching 2017-18. ¡Enhorabuena Ian!

 


The Department of Hispanic Studies congratulates Dr. Taylor Carrington Leigh. He will be receiving his PhD at Commencement on Sunday, May 26, 2018.  ¡Felicidades Taylor! 


Congratulations to the following Hispanic Studies students who will be graduating on May 27, 2018! 

Emma J. Axelrod (Literary Arts and Hispanic Studies) 












Julia Bleier (Hispanic Studies)











Clarice E. Brough (Hispanic Studies)













Pieter C. Brower (Public Policy and Hispanic Studies) 













Victoria C. Chávez (Computer Science and Hispanic Studies)










Rakel A. Galeano (Education Studies and Hispanic Studies)












Geoffrey D. Kocks (Applied Maths-Economics and Hispanic Studies)











Alexander J. Mezoff (English and Hispanic Studies)











Samantha C. Savello (Hispanic Studies)













Hannah M. Velásquez (Economics and Hispanic Studies)













Congratulations to Claudia Becerra

Claudia Becerra Méndez was awarded the prestigious and competitive Deans’ Faculty Fellowship by the Graduate School and the Dean of the Faculty.  Claudia will be teaching her own course in Spring 19 – look out for it!  ¡Enhorabuena Claudia! 

 


2017-2018 Lope de Vega & Gabriela Mistral Exam

This was established in 1962 by an anonymous gift; Monetary prizes, for men and women respectively, are awarded to members of the freshman class who show excellence in secondary school preparatory work in Spanish. The examination presupposes a minimum of two years' study in a secondary school or its equivalent. Not open to native speakers or students who have studied abroad for more than one month. 

WINNERS:

MISTRAL
Sabrina Bajwa

LOPE DE VEGA
Anoop Gurran
Lucas Fried

Who was Gabriela Mistral?
Who was Lope de Vega? 




The Department of Hispanic Studies congratulates 
Dr. Rafael Castillo Bejarano and Dra. Andrea Nate. They are both receiving their PhD at Commencement on Sunday, May 28, 2017.  ¡Enhorabuena a los dos!



 

Congratulations to the following Hispanic Studies students who graduated on Sunday May 28th. ¡Felicitaciones!


 Zoila Bergeron (Hispanic Studies & Literary Arts) 













Dolan Bortner (Hispanic Studies &  International Relations)













Nicole Byer (Hispanic Studies & Computer Science)












Anjali Carroll (Hispanic Studies & Urban Studies)













Verónica Fletcher (Hispanic Studies & Psychology)













Antonina Rytwinska (Hispanic Studies & Applied Mathematics- Economics)

 

 

 

 

 


 

2016-2017 Fichter Prize Winners

The Department of Hispanic Studies would like to congratulate Dolan Bortner, Anjali Carroll, Verónica Fletcher and Antonina Rytwinska for winning the 2016-17 Fichter Prize.  ¡Enhorabuena a las cuatro!

 


 

Congratulations to Priya Shetty and Rachel Trafimow for taking part in the raffle during the Celebrating Diversity with Ibero American Cinema screenings.  They each won a book relating to Spanish and Latin American cinema.



HISPANIC STUDIES ALUMNA WINS LATIN GRAMMY 

Hispanic Studies alumna, Christina Sanabria (Class of 2007, LACA/Hispanic Studies Concentration) and her husband Andrés Salguero of 123 Andrés recently won a Latin Grammy for "Best Children's Album" for their second album, titled Arriba Abajo. Shortly after graduating from Brown, Christina and her husband started working on a bilingual children's music project, 123 Andrés. This project, which has resulted in two albums, creates bilingual (Spanish/English) and bicultural music. In addition to the recently awarded Latin Grammy, their album Arriba Abajo also won the coveted Parents Choice Gold Award for children's music. The album can be found here: Arriba Abajo


 

2016-2017 Lope de Vega & Gabriela Mistral Exam

This was established in 1962 by an anonymous gift; Monetary prizes, for men and women respectively, are awarded to members of the freshman class who show excellence in secondary school preparatory work in Spanish. The examination presupposes a minimum of two years' study in a secondary school or its equivalent. Not open to native speakers or students who have studied abroad for more than one month. 

The 2016 Lope de Vega Prize and the 2016 Gabriela Mistral Prize were won by the following students:
Samuel Orenstein;
Aurelie Schaison;
Tara Srinivas.

Congratulations to all 3 from the Department of Hispanic Studies.


Congratulations to Sarah Thomas
On Thursday August 25th 2016 Professor Sarah Thomas received a NEA Translation Fellowship for the coming year. For more details go to: https://www.arts.gov/news/2016/nea-announces-23-fellowships-support-literary-translation



Congratulations to Sarah Thomas
On Monday, May 2nd 2016, Prof. Sarah Thomas was awarded the John Rowe Workman Award for Excellence in Teaching in the Humanities. 
 

 


 

Book launch
On April 7th 2016, Prof. Felipe Martínez Pinzón launched, at Rochambeau House, Entre el humo y la niebla: Guerra y cultura en América Latina (IILI, Pittsburgh 2016), co-edited by Felipe Martínez Pinzón (Brown University) and Javier Uriarte (Stony Brook University).

 

Felipe Martínez Pinzón has also co-edited another book this year, "Revisitar el costumbrismo" (Peter Lang, Frankfurt 2016).


Congratulations to Mercedes Vaquero
On Tuesday, April 5th 2016, Prof. Mercedes Vaquero received one of the President's Awards for Excellence in Faculty Governance.   








 



Congratulations to Nidia Schuhmacher

On Monday, May 4th 2015, Prof. Nidia Schuhmacher was awarded the John Rowe Workman Award for Excellence in Teaching in the Humanities.