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The Spanish and Portuguese Department is one of the sponsors
September 25, 2014—The Spanish and Portuguese Department is one of the sponsors of Gloria Rolando's (Cuban filmmaker) upcoming talk (October 20) and documentary screening.
Gladys Robalino has edited and contributed to the new book
September 23, 2014—Gladys Robalino has edited and contributed to the new book FEMALE AMERINDIANS IN EARLY MODERN SPANISH THEATER, published by Bucknell University Press. Gladys is a Vanderbilt PhD; her dissertation was on the playwright Juan Ruiz de Alarcón, who was born in Mexico but who practiced his craft in Spain. She is associate professor of Spanish at Messiah College in Pennsylvania.
In the Spring of 2014 Professor Vanessa K. Valdés
September 11, 2014—In the Spring of 2014 Professor Vanessa K. Valdés (Vanderbilt PhD) was promoted to Associate Professor with Tenure at the Department of Foreign Languages and Literatures of The City College of New York.
Karin Davidovich successfully defended her dissertation
September 8, 2014—Karin Davidovich successfully defended her dissertation, "Memorias en femenino: testimonios de mujeres sobrevivientes de la dictadura argentina (1990-2010)" in August 2014, and is currently a Visiting Assistant Professor at Franklin and Marshall College in Lancaster, PA
Tugba Gursel Sevin successfully defended her dissertation, "Caras de España y de la Diáspora sefardita,"
September 8, 2014—Tugba Gursel Sevin successfully defended her dissertation, "Caras de España y de la Diáspora sefardita," in July 2014 and currently has a position as assistant professor at Southwestern Oklahoma State University in Weatherford, Oklahoma. She will be teaching Spanish and Italian.
Camille Sutton successfully defended her dissertation
September 8, 2014—Camille Sutton successfully defended her dissertation, "Unwriting the Author: Affect and Authorship in Macedonio Fernández, Felisberto Hernández and Clarice Lispector." in the Spring of 2014, and is currently an Assistant Professor at Simpson College in Indianola, Iowa.
Rosie Seagraves has been awarded a postdoctoral fellowship
September 8, 2014—Rosie Seagraves has been awarded a postdoctoral fellowship through the Mellon Partnership for Humanities Education. Her two-year appointment will be at Tougaloo College in Jackson, Mississippi. Rosie defended her dissertation, "She as He: Cross-Dressing, Theater, and 'In-Betweens' in Early Modern Spain," in May 2013, and she was visiting assistant professor of Portuguese at Emory University in Atlanta for the 2013-2014 academic year.
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