Category: Alumni

La lettre, le théâtral et les femmes dans la fiction d’aujourd’hui by Frédérique Donovan

October 28th, 2013 in Alumni, Graduate Students, News, News Fall 2013

Department of Romance Studies alumna in French and current part-time lecturer in French, Fréderique Donovan, publishes book.

Commencement 2013

July 2nd, 2013 in Alumni, Graduate Students, News, News Spring 2013

Commencement in May 2013: Ariane Ngabeu

Commencement in May 2013: Ariane Ngabeu

Among 2013 Ph.D. graduates were Ariane Ngabeu (pictured), Leslie Harkema, Alison Carberry and Peter Mahoney. Ngabeu directs Middlebury College’s  C.V. Starr-Middlebury School in Cameroon. Harkema is Assistant Professor of Spanish, Yale University; Carberry, Lecturer in Spanish at Boston University; and Mahoney, Assistant Professor of Spanish at Stonehill College.

News of Recent PhD Graduates

September 30th, 2012 in Alumni, News, News Fall 2012

Two students in Hispanic Studies successfully defended their doctoral dissertations in September 2012.  Peter J. Mahoney submitted  “The Seven Knights of Lara: Annotated Translation and Study,” (directed by Irene Zaderenko), the first translation into English of this medieval Spanish text. Leslie J. Harkema wrote on “Youth as Ideoclasm: Miguel de Unamuno and ‘La Joven Literatura'” (directed by Christopher Maurer).

News Fall 2012: Leslie Harkema

News Fall 2012: Leslie Harkema

On taking up faculty positions–Leslie Harkema in Yale University’s Department of Spanish and Portuguese and Peter Mahoney at his alma mater, Stone Hill College–these two recent graduates kept up a Department tradition of successful placement of PhDs and ABDs.

News Fall 2012: Peter Mahoney

News Fall 2012: Peter Mahoney

Among 2012 Hispanic Studies graduates, Monica Simal is Assistant Professor at Providence College where she joins Edgar Mejía (1999), a tenured Associate Professor at the same institution. Megan Gibbons is an Assistant Professor at Glenville State College. Catalina Donoso, winner of a recent Fondecyt research fellowship, holds a full-time faculty position at the Instituto de Comunicación e Imagen, Universidad de Chile. Isabel Castro is a Visiting Assistant Professor at the College of the Holy Cross.  This was also a good year for some of our older graduates: Guillermo Espinosa (2008) was honored by the Fundación para las Letras Mexicanas for his 2011 book La sonrisa de la desilusión.

Among recent graduates in French, Courtney Wells (2010) is an Assistant Professor of French and Francophone Studies at Hobart and William Smith College.

New Appointments for Simal, Gibbons, and Castillo Larrea

July 5th, 2011 in Alumni, News, News Spring 2011

The Department of Romance Studies congratulates three of its graduate students: Megan Gibbons, who has been appointed Assistant Professor of Spanish at Glenville State College, in Glenville, West Virginia. Monica Simal will be Assistant Professor of Spanish at Providence College (Rhode Island), and Carolina Castillo Larrea has been appointed Lecturer at the University of Southern California.

Megan Gibbons’s interests include the Golden Age, theater, and gender studies, and she is in the final stages of a dissertation on 17th-century playright Ana Caro.

Monica Simal defended her dissertation in May 2011 on “The Writers of the ‘Mariel Generation’ and the Cuban Literacy Canon.”

For her dissertation, Carolina Castillo Larrea is preparing an edition of Juan de Segura’s Proceso de cartas de amores (1548)

Alina Peña Iguarán Wins A National Essay Prize

November 24th, 2010 in Alumni, News, News Fall 2010

Alina Peña Iguarán Receives the Premio de Ensayo Nellie Campobello.

Alina Peña Iguarán Receives the Premio de Ensayo Nellie Campobello.

Congratulations to Alina Peña Iguarán, graduate of our PhD program in Hispanic Studies, who has been awarded first prize in the Concurso Nacional de Ensayo Nellie Campobello. The prize, which is given on the occasion of the Centennial of the Mexican Revolution, recognizes Peña Iguarán’s essay, “La revolución infantilizada”. Peña Igaurán lives in New York and teaches Spanish at Montclair State University. Her 2010 dissertation, “La auto-representación del intelectual en la narrativa de la Revolución mexicana” (2010) was directed by Adela Pineda Franco.