The Department of Spanish, Italian, and Portuguese and the Program in Global Studies are thrilled to announce the arrival of Mauricio Herrera Acuña, one of six postdoctoral fellows in the university's new Rising Scholar program. Professor Acuña is a scholar of Afro-Latin American Studies, focusing on the literatures and cultures of the African Diaspora in the Americas, especially Brazil and Cuba.
Please join us in congratulating Sergio Silva, a graduate student specializing in early modern Iberian studies and historical memory, on the publication of his podcast episode, "Afterlives in Stone." Brilliantly incorporating testimony from members of the African American descendants of the enslaved laborers who built the University of Virginia, archival documents from the freed communty of nineteenth-century Charlottesville, and Pablo Neruda's 20th century poetry, Sergio's podcast offers a new way of understanding historical trauma, memory, and the redress of racial inequity both locally a
Volunteer tutoring opportunity with Sin Barreras
We also want to offer a wonderful in-person opportunity to use your language skills to help out our neighbors on Thursday, August 19:
Albemarle High School Community Open House
Thursday, August 19, 5:00-8:30 PM at Albemarle County High School
○ A virtual English as a second language tutoring program developed to improve the English skills of native Spanish
○ Continuously running since January 2021; have or am currently working with volunteers from 8 universities
○ Spanish speakers are from the northern Delaware/Pennsylvania area
○ Volunteers are typically Spanish majors or minors from various universities
○ Zoom meetings are tailored to volunteers’ and Spanish speakers’ availability
○ Typically 1-3 times per week for 30-60 minutes
We have the great pleasure in announcing that Mr. Federico Díaz Granados will be our Distinguished Visiting Professor this Fall!
Mr. Federico Díaz Granados, who resides in Bogotá, Colombia, is one of the most prominent voices in contemporary Spanish-American poetry. Close to 200 critics from more than 100 universities (Harvard, Oxford, Columbia, and Princeton, among them) elected him the most significant Colombian poet born after 1970.
With Prof Francesca Calamita
Fall 2022, Tuesday & Thursday 12:30-13:45
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