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"João Albasini e As Luzes De Nwandzengele: Jornalismo e Política em Moçambique, 1908-1922"
Our own César Braga-Pinto, Associate Professor of Brazilian Studies at Northwestern University, co-edited this 400-page collection of articles by João Albasini, the founder of O Africano and O Brado Africano, the first black newspapers in Mozambique. João Albasini (1876-1922) was a prolific writer and activist who fought for the rights of Africans under Portuguese Colonialism.
2013-2014 Student Awards
The Honors and Awards Committee (Laura León Llerena, Lucille Kerr, Jill Felten, María Reyes Moran Fuertes and Darío Fernández-Morera) evaluated the papers nominated for departmental prizes and decided to award the following papers:
- “Cuerpo y dictadura en la escritura de Roberto Bolaño y Diamela Eltit” by Anna Elder for Best Essay on the Literatures and Cultures of Latin America and/or Spain.
- “Construcción dialógica de la figura femenina en ‘El recado’ y ‘Mientras por competir con tu cabello” by Yun Leefor Best Essay for Spanish 200-level Literature and Culture Classes.
Congratulations to Elisa Baena, who won an Arts and Sciences Alumni Teaching Award in the Weinberg College of Arts and Sciences for the academic year 2013-2014!!! This is a distinct honor, based on the recommendation of Weinberg College's student-faculty Committee on Teaching Awards, which considers members and teaching assistants from all departments and programs. We are so proud of you, Elisa, and our students appreciate your hard work and passion for teaching!
Congratulations Casey Drosehn!
Casey Drosehn, a CLS student homed in Spanish and Portuguese, has just published a peer-reviewed article in A contracorriente. It is entitled "De los medios a los remedios: Qué y Los mecanismos de la curación."
Congratulations to Pedro Varguillas!
Congratulations to Pedro Varguillas who was awarded the LACS Research summer grant with the project "La República del beta: excesos de la política y la cultura en la Venezuela contemporánea."