We are delighted to announce that Ana Tello has been selected for the 2020 Outstanding GSI Award. Ana’s excellence in the classroom and commitments to education deserve this recognition. Please join us in congratulating Ana Tello for her outstanding work.
Congratulations to Carlos, who will begin as an Assistant Professor of Spanish at Williams College in Fall 2020. Carlos is in the process of finishing his dissertation, “Seventeenth Century Nahua Poetics: Domingo Chimalpahin and the Cemanahuac Archive,” and he will be joining the faculty of Williams College as a specialist in Colonial Latin American Literature. ¡Muchas felicidades, Carlos!
Congratulations to Professor McEnaney, who is quoted in a recent article in The New York Times, “What Do We Hear When Women Speak?” (11/20/19). The article, which focuses on perceptions of women’s voices in the context of the most recent Democratic presidential debate, draws on Professor McEnaney’s research and teaching in the emerging field of Sound Studies:(more…)
Congratulations to Holly Jackson, who will begin as an Assistant Professor in Northern Arizona University in Fall 2019. In her dissertation, Writing Spain: Race, Migration and the Construction of the Pueblo (1937-2011), Holly focuses on twentieth-century Spanish literature as a territory of doubt, arguing that literary critique of Spain’s official national narratives happens across and beyond the historical and geographical borders of the modern-day nation. Muchas felicidades, Holly!
We are pleased to announce that Ph.D candidate Yairamarén Román Maldonado has been awarded the Ford Foundation 2019 Dissertation Fellowship. This prestigious fellowship is sponsored by the Ford Foundation and administered by the Fellowships Office of the National Academies of Science, Engineering, and Medicine. Congratulations, Yaira!!
Congratulations to Molly Borowitz, who will begin as an Assistant Professor at Georgetown University in Fall 2019! Molly is currently finishing her doctoral work, which focuses on Early Modern and Colonial literature and culture. Her dissertation takes up the question of Early Modern forms of self-representation and their complex relations to institutional power. (more…)
Congratulations to Assistant Professor Alex Saum-Pascual on publishing her book #Postweb! Crear con la máquina y en la red (Iberoamericana-Vervuert, 2018). In this new book, Prof. Saum-Pascual explores the role of digital technologies in recent literary experimentation in Spain throughout the last two decades. (more…)
Congratulations to Professor Navarrete, 2019 Berkeley Faculty Service Award recipient! Click here for the full Berkeley News article.
“Still your Department!”
Those were the words Prof. Michael Iarocci used to welcome over forty former graduate students who gathered in the Department on September 20th-21st, to celebrate the first ‘Encuentros Iberoamericanos Berkeley: Twenty Years”. The two-day conference brought together many academics and professionals currently working in the U.S. and abroad. This was an opportunity to exchange ideas, to think together, to reconnect, to reminiscence and to get reacquainted with colleagues, the Department and their Alma Mater-Berkeley. The Department would like to extend our sincere appreciation to the organizers Rocio Ferreira (class 2002) and Yolanda Martinez-San Miguel (class 1996) for making this event possible.