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  • October 4, 2021

    Monica Faust | Publication 

    Congratulations to Monica on the publication of her article, “A renovação Nas Poesias eróticas De Carlos Drummond De Andrade E Ronaldo Wilson.” Texto Poético, vol. 17, nº 33, May 2021, p. 153-76, doi:10.25094/ rtp.2021n33a767.

    Monica is a fourth-year Ph.D. Candidate and Center for Humanities Fellow (Fall 2021), currently writing her dissertation: "Confederate Self-Fashioning in Nineteenth Century Brazil: O caso confederado."


    Gabriel das Chagas Alves Pereira de Souza | Publication 

    Congratulations to Gabriel on the publication of two of his papers to Brazilian academic journals, "A ficção de Langston Hughes e antiga fantasia do racismo" Revista Z Cultural/UFRJ, Rio de Janeiro, May 2021 and "Triste fim de Clarice Lispector ou A paixão segundo Lima Barreto: a linguagem precária de Macabéa e Clara dos Anjos" Revista O Eixo e a Roda/UFMG, Belo Horizonte - MG, June 2021.


    Graduate Students Newsletter, 10.04.21

  • September 27, 2021

    Yoán Moreno | Conference 

    Congratulations to Yoán for the acceptance of his paper titled: “Beat Deafness: The Polyrhythm of Paradiso’s Chaper XII” to the Cuban Heritage Collection- New Directions in Cuban Studies Conference, which will be held at the University of Miami from the 27th-29th of October 2021.


    Graduate Students Newsletter, 09.27.21

Past Newsletters

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  • 2020-2021 Graduate Newsletters

    August 31, 2020

    Eukene Franco Landa | Honors Award

    Congratulations to Eukene Franco Landa for being awarded honors in her MA thesis defense. Only one student per year is awarded this merit at the University of the Basque Country. Dissertation Title: “Quantifier Agreement Variation in Northern Basque Dialects.”

    Graduate Students Newsletter, 08.31.20


    September 7, 2020

    Yasamin Rezai | Instapoetry Conference

    Congratulations to Yasamin Rezai for her participation in the Instapoetry conference. The event was moved to the Zoom format due to COVID-19 for the dates July 14th to 16th. The two most important topics discussed were the reemergence of poetry in a new digital space (Instagram) as a way to evade the censorship on Iran, and the importance of Twitter as a presence capable of preventing executions.

    Graduate Students Newsletter, 09.07.20


    September 14, 2020 

    Olivier Sales | Conference Paper 

    Conference paper to be delivered. ""Je suis la panthère face aux lions": Police Haunting and Gendered Perspectives on the Streets in Contemporary French Rap", paper to be delivered at the International Conference Urban Fears (16th-21st centuries), Université Bordeaux- Montaigne (France). September 24th- 25th.

    Graduate Students Newsletter, 09.14.20


    September 28, 2020

    Eukene Franco Landa | Workshop Presentation

    Congratulations to Eukene for presenting her work on September 25th in the 2020 Deusto Workshop on Basque Linguistics. She will be presenting her Master thesis "Quantifier Agreement Variation in Northern Basque Dialects". It is a sociolinguistic study and it includes a diachronic analysis of the phenomenon.

    Graduate Students Newsletter, 09.28.20


    December 7, 2020 

    Diona Espinosa | Research Paper

    Congratulations to Diona for the acceptance of her research paper “Los ríos profundos: Lo maravilloso en el mito y en otro archivo de la realidad latinoamericana” as part of the panel: Narrativas históricas y Literaturas descolonizadoras into the Track: Indigenous Peoples, Afrodescendants and Other Epistemologies and Coproduction of Knowledge for the LASA2021 Virtual Congress: Crisis global, desigualdades y centralidad de la vida taking place May 26 - 29, 2021.


    Pamela Fuentes Korban | Book Contract 

    Congratulations to Pamela, who graduated in 2019, on receiving a book contract for Memory and History in Popular Argentine Music from Lexington Books and the book will go in the Music, Culture, and identity in Latin America series. It is slated to come out in 2021.

    Graduate Students Newsletter, 12.07.20


    February 8, 2021 

    Diona Espinosa | Publication 

    Congratulations to Diona for a publication in MARLAS (Middle Atlantic Review of Latin American Studies) "Book Review/Reseña: Ana Peluffo. En clave emocional. Cultura y afecto en América Latina (2016)." Middle Atlantic Review of Latin American Studies 4.2 (2020).


    Eukene Franco Landa | Meeting Presentation 

    Congratulations to Eukene for her participation in the meeting "4 Meetings of Branches of Basque Philology" with the talk "Quantifiers in Basque: a synchronic and diachronic view" Organized by the Aziti Bihia Research Group at the University of the Basque Country (UPV/EHU). 

    Graduate Students Newsletter, 02.08.21


    February 22, 2021 

    Diona Espinosa | Conference 

    Congratulations to Diona for her acceptance to the 3rd Annual Crossroads Humanities Student Conference (April 10th, 2021) with the essay “The Kentuki see you. Hyper-exposure and voyeurism mediating technology in the novel Kentukis by Samantha Swcheblin.”


    Dainerys Machado | Publication

    Congratulations to Dainerys for the publication of two essays in peer reviewed books. “Floridaness”, Home in Florida: Latinx Writers and The Literature of Uprootedness, Ed. Anjannette Delgado, UP of Florida, Octobre 2021 (ready for preorder). “Teatro y narrativa en la revistaCiclón: la verdadera revolución cubana (1955-1959)”, La palabra y los días II. Estudios sobre prensa y literatura hispanoamericanas, Ed. Ernesto Sánchez and Anuar Jalife, Universidad de Guanajuato, 2020

    Graduate Students Newsletter, 02.22.21


    March 1, 2021

    Olivier Romain | Conference

    Congratulations to Olivier for his conference presentation: “The Languages of French Rap: Migration, Mediatization, and the Glocal,” 42ndAnnual Southwest Popular/American Culture Association Conference, Albuquerque, NM. 22-27 February.

    Graduate Students Newsletter, 03.01.21


    March 8, 2021

    Nadiyah Aamer | Conference Presentations

    Congratulations to Nadiyah for two future presentations. "Rukmavati ki Haveli and La casa de Bernarda Alba: Postcolonial Temporalities and Gender" at the Popular Culture Studies Association 2021 National Conference, June 2-5. She will also present "The Sick Woman’s Writing and Gendered Racial Gothic in Dolores and The Yellow Wallpaper" at the 2021 Cultural Studies Association Conference, June 10-12.

    Graduate Students Newsletter, 03.08.21


    March 15, 2021

    Dainerys Machado Vento | Podcast Interview 

    Congratulations to Dainerys for her interview with Adriana Pacheco, "Dainerys Machado: Rompiendo Fronteras," (interview) Hablemos, escritoras, Episode 207, March 3, 2021, Online: , Austin, Texas, US. This entails that her work at the University of Miami and her fiction writing has been included in the world's largest encyclopedia and voice repository specialized in women writers, translators, and critics of the Spanish-speaking world, as well as the publishers and magazines that publish them.

    Graduate Students Newsletter, 03.15.21


    April 5, 2021

    Nadiyah Aamer | Conference Presentations

    Congratulations to Nadiyah for her upcoming presentation at the 2022 MLA Convention in Washington, D.C. (Jan 6th-9th) for the session "Translingual Encounters: Linguistic Mobilities in Catalan and Galician Writing by Women." Her paper is titled "The Bodily Geographies of Najat El Hachmi's L'ultim patriarca and Zadie Smith's White Teeth."

    Graduate Students Newsletter, 04.05.21

Previous Graduate Student Achievements 

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  •  2020 Graduate Studies Achievements

     2020 Graduate Studies Achievements 




  • 2019 Graduate Student Achievements

    2019 Graduate Student Achievements 


    Graduate students organized their 2019 conference, “Transnational Futures: Reimagining Diaspora, Borders, Politics,” with John Keene (University of Rutgers-Newark) as keynote.

    Fély Catan received a tenure-track position in French and Spanish at Pitzer College.

    Salim Ayoub received a Visiting Assitantship position in French and Francophone Studies at Colby College.

    Salim Ayoub was awarded CAS fellowship in 2019 for AY 2019-2020 (He declined award due to offer above).

    Nadia Naami was awarded CAS fellowship in 2019 for AY 2019-2020.

    Lydda Lopez Valdez was awarded UMIA Fellowship in 2019 for AY 2019-2020.

    Lorella Di Gregorio Humanities Fellowship for Fall 2019.

    Lilianne Lugo Herrera Humanities Fellowship for Spring 2020.

    Lilianne Lugo Herrera was awarded the Robert E. Jednak Fellowship in Summer 2019.

    Lidiana de Moraes dos Santos was awarded the AMS Fellowship (Latin American Studies) for AY 2019-2020.

    Lidiana de Moraes dos Santos was awarded the CAS Research Fellowship in Summer 2019.