La puerta abierta (SIPFilmFest 2017)

La puerta abierta (Marina Seresesky, Spain): Rosa is a prostitute who inherited the profession from her mother, Antonia. Antonia now believes she is the famous actress and singer Sara Montiel, making Rosa’s life extremely difficult. Rosa does not know how to be happy, or something keeps her from achieving happiness. The arrival of an unexpected new member to her absurd and awkward family will provide her with a new opportunity to give happiness another chance. Watch the trailer here.

What Does a Document Do? Restoring Memory and Reinventing the Landscape for Masewal People in Mexico

Over the last 3 years, Alessandro Questa (PhD candidate, Anthropology and Mellon Indigenous Arts Fellow) has served as a witness and mediator between Masewal people and Mexican federal authorities during the process of restoration, protection, and reevaluation of certain local Indigenous documents from the 17th century. His experience navigating between different regimes of value and systems of knowledge led him to ask "what is a document and what can it do?"

Spanish Majors Design New Course for First Responders

Recent graduates Marc Blatt (CLAS 2017) and Sabhi Singh (CLAS 2017), both Jefferson Scholars and Spanish majors, spent their final year at UVa determining how to give back to the community and improve the world around them.

Click here to read about the innovative Spanish-language modules they developed for first responders in Charlottesville, Albermarle County, and the surrounding communities.

Department Graduation Ceremony

The department ceremony for the Department of Spanish, Italian & Portuguese will be in the Culbreth Theatre (the Drama Building) at 12:30 p.m. on Saturday, May 20.

The ceremony will be in this location regardless of the weather.

Tickets are required to enter the theatre and the number of tickets each graduate will receive will be determined in early March, 2017. 

Centro de las Américas Public Lecture: Sugar, Knowledge, and the History of Capitalism

Please join us on Friday, May 5, at 2 pm in Hotel A (Center for Global Inquiry & Innovation) for a public lecture by David Singerman, Americas Center/Centro de las Américas, Visiting Scholar.

The talk, '"En la producción azucarera todo está metrificado': Sugar, Knowledge, and The History of Capitalism,” will be followed by a reception.

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News & Announcements

New minor in Latinx Studies: Lecture and Celebration

October 30, 2017

Please join us on Oct 30th at 6 pm in Wilson 142 to celebrate the new minor in Latinx Studies!

The celebration... Read»

Help for the People of Mexico and Puerto Rico: UVa Multicultural Services

September 29, 2017

This semester, we have witnessed ecological disasters throughout the Americas. If you want to help the people of Mexico and Puerto Rico recover from the recent earthquake and hurricanes, the... Read»

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