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Recent Faculty Activities

Dr. Sonia Barnes, Assistant Professor of Spanish has published an article: “Copula variation in Asturian Spanish and the multidimensionality of stancetaking in interaction"; Journal of Sociolinguistics”; DOI: 10.1111/josl.12273; January 2018

Dr. Jeffrey Coleman, Assistant Professor of Spanish has his book manuscript: “Shockwaves: Immigration and its Racial Reverberations on the Contemporary Spanish Stage” accepted.

Dr. Tara Daly, Assistant Professor of Spanish, has her book manuscript: “Beyond Human: Vital Materialisms in the Andean Avant-Gardes” accepted.

Dr. Michelle Medeiros, Assistant Professor of Spanish has her book manuscript: “Feminine Perspectives on the Discourses of Natural History: Reshaping the Scientific Landscape” accepted.

Dr. Anne Pasero, Professor of Spanish and Chair published a review of Plaza-Agudo, Immaculada, Modelos de identidad en la encrucijada: Im'agenes femeninas de la poes'ia de las escritoras espanolas (1900-1936). U. de Malaga, 2015. Hispania 100.4; December 2017: 694-5




"Development Opportunities Under the Belt and Road Initiative" presented by Honorable Hong Lei, Consul General, Chinese Consulate General in Chicago. Saturday, January 27 from 1:00-2:00 p.m. Marquette Hall 200. All are welcome.

On Friday, February 2, Latin American Studies will be hosting the documentary, “Forbidden: Undocumented and Queer in Rural America”. The featured subject of the documentary, Moises Serrano, will be joining us for the screening and for the student panel discussion following the screening. Ms. Jacqueline Black, Associate Director of Hispanic Initiatives, will also be on the panel. The film will show at 3:30 in Marquette Hall 200, with the panel discussion starting at 5:00. Coffee and snacks will be provided. To learn more about the film, visit: forbiddendoc.com.

Our department has been renamed Languages, Literatures and Cultures

Congratulations to:



Dr. Jeanette Kraemer, Associate Professor of French, for receiving a $4,000 Quebec Government Grant for her curriculum and research project Plurality and Diversity of Quebec.

Dr. Eugenia Afinoguénova, Professor of Spanish, for receiving the Way Klingler Fellowship Award. The Way Klingler Fellowships are for full-time regular faculty at the Associate or Full Professor rank who have potential for significant scholarship.

Dr. Jeffrey Coleman, Assistant Professor of Spanish has received a six-month Career Enhancement Fellowship for Junior Faculty.

Marquette University has received a $125,000 grant from the Rudolph and Helga Kaden Memorial Fund to establish a German summer studies program.