Professor Rivera Santana reincorporates after research leave, during which he advanced his research
The Hispanic Studies department honors its majors, presents awards, and celebrates graduating students
It is well known that museums are a very rich site for practitioners of cultural studies to apply their training in meaningful ways. This is what Natalie Simpson, a senior double-majoring in American Studies and Hispanic Studies, found out last summer, as she interned at the Jamestown Settlement Museum thanks to generous funds from the Woody Internship in Museum Studies.
Students in Hispanic Studies enjoy multiple opportunities to carry out original research under the mentorship of our faculty. Among said opportunities is working as a research assistant that collaborates directly with a faculty member on a specific project. Such was the case when Dr. Rivera Santana invited Malvika Shrimali (HISP & ENSP ’24) to work on a film that focuses on Puerto Rico’s colonial status within the US.
New summer program in Ecuador
Hispanic Studies Program abroad in La Plata, Argentina, featured in World Minded Newsletter
Silvia R. Tandeciarz, Chancellor Professor of Hispanic Studies, has been honored for her translation of Juana Iris Goergen's poetry book Mar en los huesos.
Baylee manages to multiply herself and teach English to immigrants and refugees at the Washington English Center, and to both professionals and K-12 students at a Korea-based startup. Her main activity, however, consists of implementing the State Department’s International Visitor Leadership Program, and developing programs and opportunities to bring foreign leaders to the US in support of US foreign policy goals. At the IVLP, Baylee was recently promoted to Senior Program Associate.
Sam is excited to open a new chapter of her life this coming fall, and advance her skills for research and service, as she will start a Master’s degree in Spanish Literature and Culture at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. This program will allow Sam to enhance her pedagogical profile.
Estonia is the next destination of PBK inductee Tom J. Plant (HISP & IR ’22). Thanks to a most prestigious and extremely competitive Fulbright Research Award, Tom, currently an analyst at Valens Global, will spend 9 months designing and analyzing wargames as media literacy for national defense that can serve address the dangers of mis/disinformation as a national security threat.
The Hispanic Studies program caught up with Dr. Álvaro Garrote Pascual, the newest tenure hire in Hispanic Studies, after his first full semester teaching at William & Mary. Dr. Garrote Pascual is an Assistant Professor of Hispanic Studies. Here is what he has shared about his work and first months at W&M, during the Fall 2022 semester.
Álvaro Garrote Pascual specializes in Medieval literatures and cultures.
Silvia Tandeciarz receives 2021 Plumeri Award
Please join me in congratulating Lu Ann Homza on the publication of her book: Village Infernos and Witches’ Advocates: Witch-Hunting in Navarre, 1608-1614, published January 19, 2022 by Pennsylvania State University Press.
The following books by William & Mary faculty members were published in 2021.