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2018 News


Listening to Latinx Cultures: From Salsa to Latinadad - Celebrating the Career of Frances Aparicio

December 6, 2018

To mark Professor Aparicio;s upcoming retirement, her colleagues along with her past and current advisees will honor her pioneering scholarship and activism in the field of Latinx Studies.





Alex Karahalis wins the Corbin Prize

July 2, 2018
Graduating Spanish Senior Alex Karahalis won the Frank N. & Lee L. Corbin Prize, which is presented to an outstanding senior attending graduate or professional school. She will be attending law school in the Fall.


Congratulations to the 2017-2018 Student Award Winners

June 22, 2018


Carlos Halaburda receives both the Sexualities Project at Northwestern Summer Research Grant and the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada Doctoral Fellowship

May 28, 2018
Carlos will spend the summer of 2018 conducting research at the  Ibero-Amerikanische Institut (IAI) in Berlin, Germany. His investigation studies Argentine dramaturgies  concerned with the problem of human reproduction in the context of transatlantic migrations, the appearance of the cosmopolitan masses, and the emergence of ethnic nationalisms in Latin America’s long  fin de siècle, 1880-1920.

Cintia Vezzani receives Fellowship for Paris Program in Critical Theory

May 23, 2018
The Department of Spanish & Portuguese is happy to announce that graduate student, Cintia Vezzani,has received the Paris Program in Critical Theory Fellowship.  Cintia will spend the 2018-2019 academic year in Paris at the Université Sorbonne Nouvelle to conduct theoretical research.

Congratulations Ana Thomé Williams

May 21, 2018
The Department of Spanish & Portuguese is proud to announce that our Professor Ana Thomé Williams is the winner of the 2018 “Portuguese University Professor” from the American Organization of Teachers of Portuguese. The award acknowledges excellence in the teaching of Portuguese in the United States.

Afro-Latinidades: Blackness, Identity, & Space

May 15, 2018


Truth Altered, Verified, Challenged.

April 1, 2018


Seminar on Cultures of the Lusosphere

March 13, 2018

On Debt

March 6, 2018

Indigeneity and Gender in Latin America

March 5, 2018


Cyborgs, Zombies, & Planets for Rent: Sci Fi in Contemporary Caribbean Literature

February 14, 2018


A Talk with Associate Provost and Chief Diversity Officer

January 23, 2018

Writing / Photographing the Void: Time and Image in the Work of Eduardo Lalo

January 17, 2018

A Letter of Thanks from the Lopez Family

January 15, 2018
Graduate Student Verónica Dávila has shared a letter of thanks from her family. The Spanish & Portuguese Department helped organize a fundraising campaign for the family after their housing was damaged or destroyed during the hurricanes in Puerto Rico.

Comparative Modernisms Workshop

January 10, 2018

Watch Professor Cook's "Language and Cultural Studies" Video

January 9, 2018

Professor Cook explains her research on the Judeo-Spanish language (the language of the Sephardim [the Jews who were expelled from Spain in 1492] ) in the video below: