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2017 News


Congratulations Carlos Halaburda

December 14, 2017

The Department of Spanish & Portuguese is proud to announce that the Ibero-Amerikanische Institut (IAI) Research Grant has been awarded to Spanish & Portuguese doctoral student Carlos G. Halaburda. During his research stay in Berlin, Carlos will be part of the Institute’s 2018 research project, “Knowledge Production and Cultural Transfers: Latin America in Trans-regional Contexts.”


A Student Panel on Foreign Language Uses Beyond the Classroom & Abroad

November 1, 2017


Empire and Independence: Experiencing Revolution

October 26, 2017

Puerto Rico Teach-in

October 4, 2017

Beyond Anthropology: Cultural Modernities between Brazil and France

October 4, 2017


Reimagining Hemisphere Borders

September 20, 2017

Support for Veronica Davila and Family

September 6, 2017

As many of you know, our graduate student Verónica Dávila is in Puerto Rico with her family. Her family has been especially hard hit by the devastation caused by Hurricane Maria. The Department of Spanish and Portuguese has started a GoFundMe for Veronica and her family. We encourage you to contribute and to share the link far and wide. The web address for the campaign is Donations of any amount are welcome… big  or small, everything counts! 


Congratulations, Class of 2017!

June 20, 2017

Congratulations to our PhD Graduates

June 14, 2017


Congratulations Raquel Amorese!

May 18, 2017

The Department of Spanish and Portuguese is delighted to announce that Raquel Amorese has won the Arts and Sciences Alumni Teaching Award. Congratulations to Raquel for all of her hard work and dedication.

Lugares Comunes: Instrucciones de Uso de la Nueva Narrativa Latinoamericana

May 3, 2017


An Alumni Panel for Romance Language Majors and Enthusiasts

April 10, 2017


Ana C T Williams is the Northwestern University co-chair of this program.

March 16, 2017

The  AOTP partners with the prestigious Brazilian International Press Award that recognizes, since1997, institutions, initiatives and individuals who promote a positive image of Brazil in the USA. The AOTP recognizes the contributions of those who stand out in the teaching and promotion of the Portuguese Language in the United States. 

This year the V Illinois Portuguese Language Connection will be hosted by Northwestern University, on April 29. On the occasion, there will be a special celebration with students, faculty members from the 3 universities and the Consulate General of Brazil in Chicago . All are invited. More information:

A Reading/Conversation with Luis Negron

March 1, 2017


Lecture and Film Screening by Maite Conde: Photography, Film and the Techno-politics of Brazil’s Rondon Commission

January 9, 2017

January 17 & 18, 2017

Kresge 1515 (both days)

5:00pm (both days)