The Department of Spanish, Italian, and Portuguese at the University of Virginia stands united with our students, University colleagues, and Charlottesville community members against racism, police brutality, and the historical oppression of Black and Indigenous people. We join the national call to reject systemic bias and violence against all People of Color. At this moment in particular—amidst anti-Hispanic and Latinx discrimination in the U.
In response to the extraordinary challenges of moving online in the middle of the semester, the Center for Teaching Excellence organized the Thank A Prof/Thank a TA campaign. Click here to learn about the campaign or to thank your professor/TA.
Reading these notes have brought us joy in a difficult time, and we're excited to share them.
Here are some of our students' comments:
La facultad de castellano, italiano y portugués da sus sinceros agradecimientos a las bibliotecarias Hanni Durand Nabahe de UVA y Ana Corral de la Universidad Tecnológica del Estado de Virginia (Virginia Tech) por la presente guía a los recursos locales y regionales frente al nuevo coronavirus. Esperamos que el documento sirva a la comunidad hispanohablante del pueblo de Charlottesville y la región central del estado de Virginia.
Favor de encontrar la guía aquí: https://guides.lib.virginia.edu/apoyo
The Department of Spanish, Italian, and Portuguese proudly announces that PhD candidate Rachel West has won one of this year's All-University Graduate Teaching Awards. As Rachel develops her expertise in twentieth-century transatlantic Iberian literatures, she has created a welcoming and inclusive classroom environment where all students are encouraged to learn.
The Department of Spanish, Italian, and Portuguese extends its sincere congratulations to the Class of 2020. At the BA,MA, and PhD levels, you have faced and overcome challenges inside and outside of the classroom. Especially now, in the time of Coronavirus, you are setting an example for all of us. Even though there is not an in-person graduation ceremony, you are still graduating and we are still celebrating!
We celebrate your many accomplishments here:
The Department is proud to announce that the Giulliano Prize in Spanish was awarded to Javaria Abbasi and Katerina Silis was awarded the Virginia Louise Garth Scholarship
Congratulations to Jessica Marroquín for the publication of her podcast, "la Santa Muerte." The podcast, part of the Sacred and Profane series, was produced as part of the Race, Religion, and Democracy Lab at UVA. Research for the podcast came from Jessie's dissertation project, "Figures of Death: Hybridity and Violence in la Santa Muerte," which she defended earlier this semester.
Undergraduate student Will Norton, a 2020 graduate of the interdisciplinary program in linguistics and a collaborator of the UVA Multepal Project is part of the Class of 2020 profiles in UVA Today. Click here to read more about his research experiences in Indigenous languages of the Americas, from Alaska to Guatemala.
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