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Heidi Nicholls (PhD candidate, Sociology), “Social constructions of whiteness vis-a-vis indigeneity in Hawai'i”

Please join us on March 23 from 1-2 pm in Wilson 117 for a talk by Heidi Nicholls (PhD candidate, Sociology): “Social constructions of whiteness vis-a-vis indigeneity in Hawai'i”. This talk is drawn from Nicholl's dissertation research and will engage specialists and interested members of the public who are curious about racial ideologies, settler colonialism, and Indigenous life in Hawai'i.

Dusty Gill (Sisseton Wahpeton Oyate Dakota) and Dave Edmunds: Seasons of Indigenous Storytelling

Please join us on March 16, 11-12 pm, in Wilson 117, for a talk by Dave Edmunds (Global Studies) and Dustina Gill (Sisseton Wahpeton Oyate Dakota), title forthcoming. The talk will engage specialists and interested members of the public curious about public humanities, community-engaged research, and Dakota storytelling, ecology, and cultures of knowledge. This is the second brownbag talk in the Spring 2022 series, sponsored by the Interdisciplinary Doctoral Fellowship in Indigenous Studies.

Worthy Martin (Computer Science & IATH), "Digitizing the Archaeology of Chacoian Sites" (New Mexico)

Please join us on February 23, 11-12 pm, in Wilson 117, for a talk by Worthy Martin (Computer Science and Institute for Advanced Technology in the Humanities): “Digitizing the Archaeology of Chacoian Sites”. The talk will engage specialists and interested members of the public curious about Indigenous communities in the US-Mexico borderlands, material cultures, and digital humanities.

World Language Lecture Series

Please join us on Tuesday, March 22, in the Language Commons (2nd floor, NCH) for a series of flash talks by students in the beginning-intermediate level Spanish program. The series is designed to highlight the work of early language learners and to provide a supportive intellectual community for language acquisition. Please contact Jennifer Barlow (jeb2bt@virginia.edu) with questions.

Modern Language Association Publication Prize Winner – Allison Bigelow

A call for celebrating – Congratulations to Allison Bigelow for being awarded the 28th Annual MLA Prize First Book!


Please click here for the press release from MLA and more information about Allison Bigelow’s book, Mining Language: Racial Thinking, Indigenous Knowledge, and Colonial Metallurgy in the Early Modern Iberian World (Omohundro Institute of Early American History and Culture and University of North Carolina Press, 2020).

Welcome Celebration for Mauricio Acuña (Dec. 10, 5 pm)

Faculty and graduate students in Global Studies and Spanish, Italian, and Portuguese are invited to an end of semester mixer to introduce our new Rising Scholar, Mauricio Acuña.

When: Friday, December 10th 5-6:30pm

Where: Global Grounds, Hotel A West Range

Who: Guest of Honor, Mauricio; SIP Faculty and Graduate Students, GS Faculty, Brown College Faculty

Please RSVP by Monday, December 6th:


Talk by Mauricio Acuña, "Afro-Latin American Arts at the Global Stage of Négritude: Dakar, 1966"

Please join the Indigenous Studies IDF for our last brownbag of the semester, and a celebration for the PhD students who are finishing their first semester. We'll begin with a talk by Rising Scholar postdoctoral fellow Mauricio Acuña (SIP and Global Studies), "Afro-Latin American Arts at the Global Stage of Négritude: Dakar, 1966." Then, we'll open some wine and toast to the end of the semester.


News & Announcements

Graduation Announcement

May 20, 2023


The Graduation Ceremony for the Department of Spanish, Italian & Portuguese will follow the Lawn Ceremony on Saturday, May 20 at 1:30 p.m. The ceremony... Read»

Congrats to Professor Bigelow!

April 4, 2023

Professor Allison Bigelow was invited to join the Institute of Andean Studies, an independent, non-profit organization based in Berkeley, California, which is home to the oldest peer-reviewed... Read»

Fellowships & Undergraduate Research Mini-Series 2023

May 15, 2023

The Office of Citizen Scholar Development is offering a mini-series all about fellowships and undergraduate research. ... Read»

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