Hispanic Studies at MACLAS 2018

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By Christina Baker and Carmen Sanchis-Sinisterra The Mid-Atlantic Council of Latin American Studies (MACLAS) is an interdisciplinary professional association that promotes and develops interest in Latin America studies. Held in 2009 at William & Mary, Hispanic Studies has often had a strong presence at this yearly event in the form of Faculty and Student presentations…. Read More

Hispanic Studies at the COLL 300 Academic Festival

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The purpose of COLL 300 is to connect you with people, places, and ideas that take you out of familiar surroundings and deepen the way you see yourself in the world. To introduce you to people and ideas that are outside your sphere of direct experience. To challenge your ways of thinking. To make you… Read More

W & M Hispanic Studies from Williamsburg to Santo Domingo.

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This past November 8 – 12, 2017, Professors Carmen Sanchis-Sinisterra and Christina Baker traveled to Santo Domingo to attend the annual conference, Asociación Internacional de Literatura y Cultura Femenina Hispánica. Professor Sanchis-Sinisterra has attended the conference the previous two years, having even been awarded recognition as a doctoral candidate.This year, Professor Sanchis-Sinisterra presented on Thursday,… Read More

Julie Luecke (’20) on Her Hispanic Studies Achievements

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By Julie Luecke   In 2014, I spent three days in Granada, Spain, with a family I had known growing up. I distinctly remember walking around the fountain at los Reyes Católicos, the main square in Granada, with braids in my hair but not a single Spanish word in my mouth. I learned a few… Read More

HISP Courses Collaborate – Gender and Queer Theory

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By Christina Baker and Carmen Sanchis-Sinisterra On October 27 and 29, 2017, HISP 390: Queer Latinidad and HISP 324: Mujeres detrás de la cámara joined together in a critical thinking and creative practice initiative. The students from both classes had previously studied the film, Danzón(1991), which is a film that transgresses gender expectations and storyline… Read More

New Faculty Profile: Noel Blanco Mourelle, Hispanic Studies

Noel Blanco Mourelle

This year, we are excited to welcome Dr. Noel Blanco Mourelle to join the Hispanic Studies Program. Dr. Blanco Mourelle is an Assistant Professor, coming to us from Columbia, where he finished his Ph.D. in 2017. We sat down with Dr. Blanco Mourelle to get to know him, his research, and his teaching a little better. How do… Read More

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