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PROGRAM SPOTLIGHT: SPS Graduate Program

A particularly rewarding role for graduate faculty members is the opportunity to foster the academic and professional growth of our MA and PhD candidates as they transition from being our students to becoming our eventual colleagues. That is, in short, the goal of our graduate program — to form professionals in the fields of Hispanic […]

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FACULTY SPOTLIGHT: Crystal Marull, PhD

A summer trip to Spain with her high school’s Language Club “changed everything” for Crystal Marull: her desire to be able to return to Spain eventually led her to select Boston University for college. Crystal participated in their study abroad program in Madrid twice as an undergraduate, and she was invited after graduation to serve […]

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STUDENT SPOTLIGHT: Francesc Morales

Francesc’s dissertation project offers an original blend of historical and literary analysis —within the broader framework of cultural studies — with the purpose of exploring the role played by fictional representations of archaeologists and archaeological work in the development of modern Spanish national identity. Spanish nationalism(s), either in singular or plural, is presently a highly debated […]

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ALUMNI SPOTLIGHT: Diego Pascual, PhD

Diego Pascual PhD’13 was born in Madrid, Spain, and grew up in Granada. Diego recalls his first reflections about language as “a really cool thing” to observe and to study came while visiting family in Valencia: “It amazed me to see my relatives switch back and forth effortlessly between [Spanish and Catalan]. It amazed me […]

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STUDENT SPOTLIGHT: Sara Kurtevski

For Sara Kurtevski ’17 (BA Spanish, BA Psychology, summa cum laude) the summer of 2015 proved to be an important turning point. Sara had always had a love for travel, language, and culture, and as a pre-med student, she sought opportunities to combine her dual passions for the sciences and the humanities. So when she […]

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PROGRAM SPOTLIGHT: Entre Nos Speaker Series

Under the coordination of SPS faculty member Clara Sotelo, Entre nos has offered faculty, graduate students, and the university at large the opportunity to learn about and discuss the intellectual endeavors of SPS. Presenters from within SPS, as well as special guests, have shared with us their current research, pedagogical innovations, and creative work, and […]

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FACULTY SPOTLIGHT: Charles Perrone

“As my time at UF comes to an end, Dr. Perrone stands as one of my most memorable and beloved professors. I am thankful for the times he has listened to my concerns and for the advice he has given me throughout the years.”   – Mirelis L. Martínez, MA Candidate, Center for Latin American Studies; […]

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ALUMNI SPOTLIGHT: Brian Stewart, MD

Currently a pathologist at Flagler Hospital in St. Augustine, Florida, Dr. Brian Stewart ’04 (BA in Spanish, Minor in Business Administration) majored in Spanish at UF and, during that time, studied abroad with both the Guanajuato (Mexico) and Santander (Spain) programs offered by our department. Although most of his patients are now represented as a […]

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ALUMNI NEWS AND UPDATES

Laurel Hodges Abreu MA’06, PhD’09 completed her sixth year at the University of Southern Mississippi, where she is an Assistant Professor of Spanish. Her article entitled “Changes in Beliefs about Language Learning and Teaching by Foreign Language Teachers in an Applied Linguistics Course,” was published in Dimension 2015. A second article, “Teaching Hispanic Linguistics: Strategies […]

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STUDY ABROAD

UF in Cuzco – Service Learning for the Health Professions Greg Moreland The University of Florida International Center (UFIC) has recently engaged in an initiative to develop study abroad programs with a focus on service-learning and bridging disciplines. As part of this effort, Drs. Gillian Lord and Marta Wayne, Chairs of the Departments of Spanish […]

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FACULTY NEWS

Luis Alvarez-Castro published a chapter on Miguel de Unamuno’s poetry in a collective volume on Unamuno that appeared in Spain, plus a chapter on Spanish naturalist novel included in a A History of the Spanish Novel published by Oxford University Press. Additionally he published an article on the intersections of literature and history in the […]

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SPS HAPPENINGS

Code-Switching Speaker Series Comes to SPS Last year, in collaboration with Dr. Aaron and Dr. Valdés Kroff, Dr. De Prada submitted a proposal for a speakers series entitled “Shifting Between Perspectives: Examining Code-Switching in Hispanic Populations” to the Center for the Humanities and the Public Sphere Support for Workshops and Speaker Series in the Humanities […]