‘MLC’ Category

Guie’Dani’s Navel : 5th Gustavus Latinx Film Festival

The film, Guie’Dani’s Navel is a story quite different from others in its category with a strikingly intense main character. The movie is directed and written by Xavi Sala who portrays a story of a young girl rebelling her reality while yearning for more than servitude. The film uses long silences that may seem dull […]

Neither Hero Nor Traitor : 5th Gustavus Latinx Film Festival

  The film Ni Héroe ni Traidor, directed by Nicolas Savignone, is a powerful look into the pressures on a young Argentinian thrown into the conflict over the Falkland Islands with Great Britain in 1982. Initially, the audience is introduced to the protagonist, Matias, who is in the midst of a life typical to that […]

Perro Bomba: : 5th Gustavus Latinx Film Festival

Despite being the directorial debut of Juan Cáceres, Perro bomba manages to present an  extremely compelling and nuanced look at the vulnerabilities experienced by Haitian immigrants  in Chile. The film follows Steevens, an established Haitian immigrant who, at first glance, seems  to be leading a reasonably comfortable life. He has friends, a job, a roof […]

Birds of Passage: 5th Gustavus Latinx Film Festival

Pájaros de verano (Cristina Gallego and Ciro Guerra) is an indigenous narrative, detailing the corrosion of a native Wayuu family caught within the 1970s drug trade. This film is not meant to be an easy watch, but a slow digestion that leaves the audience craving more about Colombia’s economic and social situation. After viewing the […]

The Voice of Our Majors

Melanie Eggler graduates from our Spanish Teaching Program. She will soon have students of her own and will inspire generations to learn Spanish and learn about the world. Congratulations Melanie!!! Amelia Espinosa graduates with majors in Political Science, International Relations, and Spanish and a minor in Peace, Justice, and Conflict Studies. Amelia has earn many […]

Feminismo en España

Agradecemos a Laura Villegas, nuestra TA de español este año, su video-presentación sobre el feminismo en España que nos introduce a su historia, avances y retos actuales y conecta con temas de la cultura popular.   https://drive.google.com/file/d/1cJ3JpAh-sN_wfMAEVbGAqxqKsmYyeu5S/view?usp=sharing Gracias Laura por todo tu dedicación y apoyo a las clases este semestre. ¡Todos te echaremos de menos!!

Meet Spanish Academic Assistant for Spring 2020: Emma Nelson

¡Saludos a todos! My name is Emma Nelson, and I’m a sophomore Communication Studies and Spanish double major. In addition to working as the Spanish academic assistant, I’m a Spanish tutor and I work in the office of Alumni and Parent Engagement. I’m also involved in Sigma Delta Pi and the Kitchen Cabinet, and I […]

4th Gustavus Latinx Film Festival

This semester, several departments have come together to put on the 4th Gustavus Latinx Film Festival which is a screening five films ranging from documentaries to drama, each directed by a latina woman. For this event, students gather in Wallenberg Auditorium every Monday to watch and enjoy a new film for class or just for […]

Kwanzaa Interview with KEYC News 12

Prof. Paschal Kyoore was interviewed on December 17, 2018 along with three students on the celebration of Kwanzaa. The students are Ingrid Kubisa from the Democratic Republic of Congo who is the Academic Assistant for the African Studies program as well as a French tutor; Issiah Amla from Togo, and Brittney Johnson. Kwanzaa is an […]

Meet Sarah Cox, Our Spanish Student Assistant

¡Hola a todos! I’m Sarah Cox, a senior biology and Spanish double major on a pre-veterinary track. In addition to being the academic assistant here, I’m also a Spanish tutor, co-president of Sigma Delta Pi (Hispanic Honor Society), a member of Tri Beta (Biological Honor Society), the pre-vet club, and Alpha Sigma Tau sorority, and […]