Spring 2019 Graduation Issue

Dear MLL Friends –

elcome to the Spring 2019 issue of Global Voices, our Graduation Issue! On May 12th, we celebrated the class of 2019 at Matoaka Hall in the School of Education. Here you can order pictures from the event. Our graduates’ many accomplishments, and their plans for the future, are featured in the “Senior Profiles ’19” section of Global Voices!

In addition to our graduating seniors, we cover more exciting events from Washington Hall. Our foyer received a makeover this spring when two street artists from Reunion Island, Kid Kreol and Boogie, visited us to paint a ceiling mural and discuss the cultural and political context of their work. In April, MLL organized our very first Research Showcase. Professor Nathan Rabalais’ award-winning documentary, Finding Cajun, was screened at the W&M Global Film Festival. Students in Hispanic Studies have been engaged in archival research on recently de-classified records concerning the Argentinian Dictatorship. We’ve had many distinguished speakers come to our department and present on their research and their life experiences. These are just some of the many highlights you can read about in this issue.

In another momentous event in MLL’s history, we had to say farewell to two long-standing members of the department as they enter their well-earned retirement. Bruce Campbell, Professor of German Studies, and Yanfang Tang, Professor of Chinese Studies, are beginning their next chapter in life. Both have had a great impact on MLL and on W&M throughout their long tenure here, and their absence is being felt already. We had other reasons to celebrate our faculty this term: Calvin Hui received tenure and was promoted to Associate Professor of Chinese Studies, and Bruce Campbell, Michael Leruth and Sasha Prokhorov were promoted to Full Professors of German Studies, French and Francophone Studies and Russian Studies, respectively. Silvia Tandeciarz, Professor of Hispanic Studies, won W&M’s 2019 Jefferson Award, and Jennifer Gully, Senior Lecturer of German Studies, received the Jefferson Teaching Award.

We hope you will enjoy this issue. Please check out the Updates from our Alumni, and consider sending us your story for us to post in the next issue!

Thank you to the Web Committee and to Blanca Tyler.
Jennifer Gully
Senior Lecturer, German Studies

Spring 2019 Featured Stories:

  • Victoria Park Garners MLL Japanese Book Prize
  • 2019 GKA National Italian Honor Society
  • An Inspirational Teaching and Learning Experience
  • Adelle Else Wins the Alexander Stephan Undergraduate Essay Prize in German Studies
  • Public Performances and Hidden Transcripts in Faculty-Alum Collaborative Research
  • Professor Yanfang Tang will retire by the end of Spring 2019.
  • Delta Phi Alpha: New Member Initiation, 2019
  • Frank Shatz, Holocaust Survivor, Speaks at W&M
  • Slow Food in a Fast Food World
  • MLL Research Showcase
  • Declassifying Argentinian Dictatorship
  • Professor Calvin Hui has received a prestigious American Council of Learned Societies (ACLS) Fellowship
  • Professor Calvin Hui has received tenure and been promoted to Associate Professor of Chinese Studies
  • Professor Jennifer Rhee’s Book Talk _The Robotic Imaginary: The Human and the Price of Dehumanized Labor
  • Professor Yiman Wang’s talk on Chinese-American Actress Anna May Wong
  • MLL Receives Both 2019 Jefferson Faculty Awards
  • Jennifer Gully receives the 2019 Thomas Jefferson Teaching Award
  • Silvia Tandeciarz receives the 2019 Thomas Jefferson Award
  • Finding Cajun, documentary by Prof. Nathan Rabalais
  • Arabic Links: A New Textbook for Arabic
  • Graduates2018-2019:

  • Senior Profile: Megan Rouch (Japanese & German Studies ’19)
  • Senior Profile: Hayley Snowden (Japanese Studies ’19)
  • Senior Profile: Sarah Baker (Italian Studies ’19)
  • Senior Profile: Erin Kitchens (Italian Studies ’19)
  • Senior Profile: William G. Neely (Hispanic & Arabic Studies ’19)
  • Senior Profile: Sarah Malks (Hispanic Studies ’19)
  • Senior Profile: Riley Wilson (Hispanic Studies ’19)
  • Senior Profile: Rachel Snyder (Hispanic Studies ’19)
  • Senior Profile: Ola Pozor (Hispanic & Russian Studies ’19)
  • Senior Profile: Molly Keck (Hispanic Studies ’19)
  • Senior Profile: Miranda Carpenter (Hispanic Studies ’19)
  • Senior Profile: Margaret Gutmann (Hispanic Studies ’19)
  • Senior Profile: Makena Barron (Hispanic Studies ’19)
  • Senior Profile: Lisette Obando Pardo (Hispanic Studies ’19)
  • Senior Profile: Kathryn Eng (Hispanic Studies ’19)
  • Senior Profile: Julia Inglesby (Hispanic Studies ’19)
  • Senior Profile: John Sims (Hispanic Studies ’19)
  • Senior Profile: Hannah Major (Hispanic Studies ’19)
  • Senior Profile: Gisela Fuentes-Amaya (Hispanic Studies ’19)
  • Senior Profile: Francesca Peavey (Hispanic Studies ’19)
  • Senior Profile: Elyse Ardaiz (Hispanic Studies ’19)
  • Senior Profile: Elena Gaffney (Hispanic Studies ’19)
  • Senior Profile: Claire Williams (Hispanic Studies ’19)
  • Senior Profile: Claire Hadley (Hispanic Studies ’19)
  • Senior Profile: Arianna Afsari (Hispanic Studies ’19)
  • Senior Profile: Alexandra Sanchez (Hispanic Studies ’19)
  • Senior Profile: Sebastian Viscuso (German Studies ’19)
  • Senior Profile: Rui Yin (German Studies ’19)
  • Senior Profile: Meredith Radel (German Studies ’19)
  • Senior Profile: Lilian Merrill (German Studies ’19)
  • Senior Profile: Blake Phillips (German Studies ’19)
  • Senior Profile: Sarah Lettau (french & Francophone Studies ’19)
  • Senior Profile: Leah Roemer (French & Francophone Studies ’19)
  • Senior Profile: Kerin Daly (French & Francophone Studies ’19)
  • Senior Profile: Kathryn Ault (French & Francophone Studies ’19)
  • Senior Profile: Katherine Williams (French & Francophone Studies ’19)
  • Senior Profile: Emily Knoche (French & Francophone Studies ’19)
  • Senior Profile: Anna Hamel (French & Francophone Studies ’19)
  • Senior Profile: Alexander Hayes (French & Francophone Studies ’19)
  • Senior Profile: Lydia Funk (French & Francophone Studies ’19)
  • Senior Profile: Alexandra Cole (French & Francophone Studies ’19)
  • Senior Profile: Arin Atak (French & Francophone Studies ’19)
  • Senior Profile: Shani Cave (Chinese Studies ’19)
  • Senior Profile: Rob Sherman (Chinese Studies ’19)
  • Senior Profile: Natasha Mortensen (Chinese Studies ’19)
  • Senior Profile: Griffin Vasile (Chinese Studies ’19)
  • Senior Profile: Giselle Jernigan (Chinese Studies major & Japanese Studies minor ’19)
  • Senior Profile: Eleanor Currie (Chinese Studies ’19)
  • Senior Profile: Sarah Harmon (Arabic Studies ’19)
  • Senior Profile: Sarah Harmon (Arabic Studies ’19)
  • Senior Profile: Megan Pierce (Arabic Studies ’19)
  • Senior Profile: Hannah Bauman (Arabic Studies ’19)
  • Senior Profile: Rebecca McHale (Russian Studies, ’19)
  • Senior Profile: Colleen Mulrooney (Chinese Studies, 2019)
  • Senior Profile: Brenna Cowardin (Hispanic Studies, ’19)
  • Senior Profile: Alec Sharkey (Chinese Studies, 2019)
  • Senior Profile: Lauren Bauer (Hispanic Studies, ’19)
  • Senior Profile: Peter Jones (Hispanic Studies, ’19)
  • 14 Chinese Majors Will Graduate in Spring 2019!
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