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Doing Cultural Studies at the Jamestown Settlement Museum: An Internship Experience

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.

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Film on Puerto Rico’s Colonial Status Within the US Leads to Student-Faculty Co-Authored Publication: A Research Assistant Perspective

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.

Silvia R. Tandeciarz's translation award

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.

Diversity, Inclusion, Global Citizenship, and Intercultural Communication: Baylee Easterday (HISP, Winter '21) Builds Bridges

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.

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Researching Mis/Disinformation Globally: Tom Plant (HISP '22) Receives Fulbright Research Award

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.

Meet Álvaro Garrote Pascual, Assistant Professor of Hispanic Studies

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.

New Book Publication by Lu Ann Homza

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.