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Fall 2021 Academic Assistant Introduction – Jasper Johnson

¡Hola! My name is Jasper Johnson and I’m currently a Senior majoring in Spanish and Computer Science. For the Fall 2021 semester, I have the enormous honor of being the Academic Assistant for the Spanish section in the Department of Modern Languages, Literatures, and Cultures. Besides this, I’m also a Spanish tutor, a member of […]

5th Gustavus Latinx Film Festival: Ema, a Woman on Fire

  The film “Ema” starts with a fire. Specifically, it begins with the visage of a burning stoplight, and the screen pans out to reveal a woman holding a blowtorch. This woman, Ema, is setting fire to the streets. The film, directed by Juan de Dios Larraín, tells the story of this fire-starter, a dancer […]

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 […]

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 […]

Spring 2021 – Academic Assistant Introduction: Jordan Oleson

¡Hola! My name is Jordan Oleson, and I am a Junior this year double majoring in Spanish and Biology with a minor in Religion. This Spring-2021 semester, I have the honor of being one of the Academic Assistants for the Spanish section in the Department of Modern Languages, Literatures, and Cultures. In addition to this […]

COVID Fall 2020 and Academic Assistant Intro: Wyatt Gillette

Saludos GAC SPA Comunidad! Hola!My name is Wyatt Gillette, and I am a Senior this year double majoring in Financial Economics and Spanish. This semester I am one of the Academic Assistants for the Spanish section in the Department of Modern Languages, Literatures, and Cultures. In addition to this role on campus, I am an […]

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!!

Crisis in Venezuela: Screening of La Soledad

La Soledad is an interesting and complex film of a personal narrative within the wider societal context of Venezuela. This film is not one that can simply be watched casually and then moved on from without further thought. Before the film, political science and history professors gave background on Venezuela’s economic and social situation, which […]

Post from Prof. Paschal Kyoore- Faculty Scholarship Achievement Award

My research interests are very multifaceted, and that enables me to create a kind of dialogue among many disciplines, different regions of the world, and different cultures. I have published on the historical novel, the impact of colonial hegemony, female identity, and folklore among other topics. Because my publications are interdisciplinary by nature, they are […]