Prof. Regina Root presents her latest book at the Library of Congress

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In March 2011, at an event sponsored by the Hispanic Division of the Library of Congress, Prof. Regina Root discussed and signed copies of her latest book Couture and Consensus: Fashion and Politics in Postcolonial Argentina (U of Minnesota P, 2010) at the Mary Pickford Theater.  Couture and Consensus, which was recently awarded the 2012… Read More

Eleonora Figliuoli Wins Juan Espadas Award

(left to right):  Barbara Tennebaum (Library of Congress), Edith Couturier (National Endowment for the Humanities), Sofía Herrera, Eleonora Figliuoli, Professor Regina Root

We were on our way to Pittsburgh. When we passed gallant windmills similar to those described in Cervantes’ Quijote, I feared we might be lost. But, it wasn’t until we read the sign that said “Welcome to Ohio,” that I became certain we were indeed lost. That’s always been a staple in my life: getting… Read More

W&M student wins Latino Scholar award

Milena Jaimes Ayala and Prof. Jonathan Arries

Milena Jaimes Ayala received the “VALHEN Latino Scholars Award” at the annual meeting of the Virginia Latino Higher Education Network on March 25th, 2011. A junior, Milena transferred to William and Mary this spring semester from Richard Bland College. Her major is Kinesiology and Health Sciences, a field she chose because of her desire to… Read More

Bellini Colloquium with Jorge Terukina

Cortés Map of Mexico, Ayer 655.51.C8, Newberry Library

“Creoles, Peninsular Newcomers, and Aristotelian ‘Economic Thought’ in Balbuena’s Mexican Grandeur (1604): a Transatlantic and Pre-Disciplinary Inquiry” Jorge Terukina, Assistant Professor of Hispanic Studies Wednesday, March 23, 4:00pm. Washington Hall 315 Bernardo de Balbuena (Valdepeñas, Spain, c.1563 – San Juan, Puerto Rico, 1627)’s long poem praising Mexico City, published in 1604, has usually been read as… Read More

National Colloquium on Minority Studies

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The College hosted the National Colloquium on Minority Studies in February 2011. John “Rio”Riofrio, Professor of Hispanic Studies at the College, was the host and organizer of this incredibly successful event. Watch the video below to learn more about the colloquium and Rio’s involvement in this exciting initiative: watch?v=Nfpkbi8Vguk Want to see more? You can… Read More

Spanish Pilgrimage brings together Hollywood stars, academics

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An academic colloquium is not usually where one would expect to see Hollywood stars, but the Camino de Santiago is said to have caused greater miracles to happen. The thousand-year-old Spanish pilgrimage is the setting for “The Way,” a new film written and directed by Emilio Estevez and starring Martin Sheen. Thanks to the efforts… Read More

W&M student shares experiences in Egypt

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by Erin Zagursky | February 10, 2011 William & Mary junior John Pence signed up to study abroad in Egypt this semester because he was “ready for the next challenge.” “This was a challenge. I definitely learned a lot about myself, but it wasn’t the challenge I was expecting,” he said. Pence was one of hundreds… Read More

The Virginia Latino Higher Education Network presents a lecture by Professor Ellen Mayock

Starts: February 8, 2011 at 3:45 PM Location: Cohen Career Center Presentation Room Contact: Professor Jonathan Arries, Hispanic Studies, 757-221-1393, jfarri@wm.edu Professor Ellen Mayock Washington and Lee University 2010 Recipient of the Outstanding Faculty Award, State Council of Higher Education of Virginia Lecture presentation:   “Higher Education Networks, Connections Among English, Spanish and TESOL”. Reception to… Read More

Research “Side Trip” Fruitful for Sarah South Parks ’03 and the College

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Story by Leslie McCullough Luck, chance, or fate? Maybe some combination of the three. During a summer 2002 undergraduate research trip to South America, Sarah South Parks ’03 suggested an exploratory side trip to La Plata, Argentina. The rest is history. Sarah was finishing her junior year as a Hispanic Studies major and jumped at… Read More

Regina Root on Colombian TV

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Professor Regina Root’s scholarship and role in Latin American fashion was the recent subject of a program on “Mujeres exitosas” (Successful Women) for a culture and education channel in Colombia.   Program host Angélica Romero highlighted Root’s role as president of Ixel Moda (Latin America’s fashion congress that attracts designers and academics from around the… Read More

Dressed for Dissent

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‘Couture & Consensus: Fashion and Politics in Postcolonial Argentina’ by Regina A. Root Story By Lillian Stevens Couture & Consensus, a new book by Regina Root, offers a history of fashion and its influence on the political climate following Argentina’s revolution of independence in 1810. In her book, Root explains how dress served as a… Read More

W&M Students in La Plata Feature in Local News

W&M students and the Comisión Provincial por la Memoria in Tandil, Argentina

Year after year, several W&M students decide to spend a semester abroad with our program in La Plata, Argentina. The program’s articulation around the interdisciplinary study of human rights is, perhaps, one of the reasons why it attracts  students in Hispanic Studies, Latin American Studies, and several other fields.  During their semester abroad, W&M Students… Read More

Hibbs ’10: Pregnancy, migrants and justice on the Eastern Shore

[Story by Soyoung Hwang ’11 and David Williard; March 17, 2010; http://www.wm.edu/as/news/2010/hibbs_10.php] Kate Hibbs ’10 knew the many lessons of service before going to the Eastern Shore to serve as a migrant-health outreach worker last summer. Her experience as a stand-out Sharpe community scholar at the College prepared her academically; her experience serving migrant needs in Chicago gave her… Read More

W&M students contribute to classified document release

Wi&M students listen to Carlos Osorio describe what work the archive does in its research library on the students' first visit there.
Photo courtesy of Silvia Tandeciarz

[Story by Erin Zagursky] Research conducted by William & Mary undergraduate students has led to the recent release of formerly classified documents that shed new light on the impact of the detainment of one of Argentina’s most famous political prisoners, Jacobo Timerman. Last spring [2009], 12 William & Mary students worked with Hispanic Studies Professor Silvia Tandeciarz and Southern… Read More

Borderlands: Students Research Immigration Issues over Spring Break 2009

On the Mexican side of the Nogales border fence, an art installation titled Paseo of Humanity

[By Steve Otto] Over spring break 2009, Professors Bickham Mendez (Sociology and Latin American Studies) and Tandeciarz (Hispanic Studies) led a research team of eight students to the Tucson/Nogales region  of the U.S.–Mexico border. The pilot project combined interdisciplinary field research, course work, and civic engagement to focus on “border issues”: the political, social, and cultural effects of immigration… Read More

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