Senior Profile: Brenna Cowardin (Hispanic Studies, ’19)

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I never imagined to be graduating with a major in Hispanic Studies, but I am so happy that my education at William & Mary led me here. My freshman year, I thought I was going to be an Economics major, but I ended up taking one Spanish class each semester, and by the spring of… Read More

Senior Profile: Lauren Bauer (Hispanic Studies, ’19)

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I came to William & Mary expecting to minor in Hispanic Studies simply to make sure that I kept at least a basic proficiency in the language I’d spent twelve years trying to learn. Now I’m graduating with a double major in History and Hispanic Studies. My freshman advisor was Prof. Carmen Sanchis-Sinisterra and though… Read More

Senior Profile: Peter Jones (Hispanic Studies, ’19)

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My experience as a part of the Hispanic Studies community at William & Mary has inspired me to start working in primary education after graduating this Spring. This upcoming fall, I will be taking part in an intensive teacher-training program called Urban Teachers in Washington D.C. This program is a collaboration program with Johns Hopkins School… Read More

Declassifying Argentinian Dictatorship

Hispanic Studies Professor Silvia Tandeciarz (along with History Professor Betsy Konefal) has been working with William and Mary on archival research that brings stories of persecution and political violence to light. This important international project has generated a network of studies that help to tell a story of of the many women and men persecuted… Read More

Hispanic Studies Alumni Update: Nathaniel Clemens

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After graduating in 2017, I moved to Madrid, Spain where I have been working as an English Language Assistant in a public primary school. While it took me a few months to get acclimated to the culture and education system, the experiences, coursework and opportunities I was exposed to at William & Mary gave me… Read More

Hispanic Studies Alumni Update: Kyle McQuillan

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As a first year PhD student in Spanish at UNC Chapel Hill, I have been able to apply all of the skills I gained as a Hispanic Studies major to navigate my multifaceted role as a graduate student. More specifically, my roles include reading a list of canonical works of Iberian and Latin American literature… Read More

Hispanic Studies Alumni Updates: Morgan Sehdev

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I am currently in my second year at Harvard Medical School, where my degree in Hispanic Studies has been more useful than one may imagine during a year of clinical rotations. This year, I have been able to apply my knowledge of medical interpretation and real world experience from interpreting on the Eastern Shore that… Read More

Maskell, Erin (Class of 2010)

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(BA Hispanic Studies): After graduating, I ended up getting my MSW from the University of Maryland, and did research with a professor throughout my time there regarding trauma and substance use among the Latino immigrant community in Baltimore. My second year, I interned with a community health clinic in the DC suburbs which served mostly Latino… Read More

Hispanic Studies at the 2018 Summer Research Showcase: Declassifying Videla’s Argentina

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The Monroe research grants allow students to explore anything that interests them. For many, it is a way to start answering a question that came to them in class. For nearly all who undertake a project, we end the summer with more questions than we started with. Last week, we all came together to discuss… Read More

Moments of Activism: Student Movements and the 100 Years of Women Weekend

To commemorate 100 years of women at William & Mary, the university hosted the first-ever W&M Women's Weekend September 21-23, 2018. 

In events throughout campus that included panel discussions, keynotes and an opening performance by Anna Deavere Smith, attendees discussed big ideas, learned from one another and enjoyed growth opportunities in the eight dimensions of wellness: emotional, environmental, financial, intellectual, professional, physical, social and spiritual. (Skip Rowland '83)

The 100 Years of Women weekend gave students and alumni the opportunity to reflect on the role of women in the history of this campus. From the first Dean of Women to the induction of our current female President, women’s voices have been an integral part of William & Mary. The Hispanic Studies Program at… Read More

Welcome New Faculty: Angélica Serna Jeri

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Welcome to our new Faculty member, Angélica Serna Jeri, Assistant Professor of Hispanic Studies. Professor Serna Jeri is a Peruvian scholar specializing in the indigenous cultures of Latin America. Among her research interests are the colonial archive, biopolitics, material culture, and its circulation in the emergence of Quechua writing. How your first few weeks have been at William &… Read More

New Faculty Profile: Matteo Cantarello

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Welcome to our new Faculty member, Matteo Cantarello, Visiting Assistant Professor of Hispanic Studies with a specialization in crime fiction in contemporary Mexican and Italian literature, especially the cultural representations of organized crime, violence, and youth cultures in urban spaces and on the border. How your first few weeks have been at William & Mary? The first… Read More

New Faculty Profile: Davinia Pastor Pastor

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Welcome to our new Faculty member, Davinia Pastor Pastor, Visiting Lecturer of Hispanic Studies with a specialization in linguistics and second language acquisition. Among her research interests are the interaction between language and society and the teaching of Spanish language through cultural production. Can you tell us a little about where you come from and how you are adjusting to Williamsburg?… Read More

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