Leigh Mercer, Associate Professor in the Department of Spanish and Portuguese Studies and Comparative Literature Cinema and Media Studies, has obtained for the second time in her career the 2021 Society of Scholars fellowship through the Simpson Center for the Humanities.
Her book project, Identity by Design:The Role of...Read more
Article written by Isabella-Yasameen Azar, undergraduate student in Political Science
On Thursday October 29th, 2020 the Department of Spanish and Portuguese Studies and the Center for Global Studies hosted the event Crossroads: A Dialogue Between the Global North and Global South which in its first meeting examined the issues of race through a conversation about anti-racism and racial literacy in Brazil. The event featured two speakers: Henry M. Jackson School of International Studies... Read more
For twenty years, the Department of Spanish and Portuguese Studies has maintained a tradition of giving to a local community charity connected to our mission and core values. According to Emily Gaggia, education coordinator at Casa Latina, “the Day Workers program has a membership of over one thousand workers." Before the COVID 19 pandemic, there were about 150 workers actively seeking employment through Casa Latina. Each year, SPS faculty, staff and graduate students have purchased gifts for... Read more
Juan Felipe Arroyave, a 2019 MA and PhD graduate of the Spanish and Portuguese Department at the University of Washington (UW), has published his translation Cien poetas, cien poemas in e-book format. The original anthology of classical Japanese poetry Hyakunin Issuhu crossed Juan Felipe´s scholarly path while he was studying at the Spanish and Portuguese Department at UW where he took Japanese and Japanese literature classes simultaneously. A successful intersection of spaces... Read more
On Thursday, February 4, 2021, the UW Spanish and Portuguese Studies department hosted the second event within the series Crossroads: A Dialogue Between the Global South and Global North. While the first event encompassed anti-racism and racial literacy in Brazil, this second event was focused on the linguistic and cultural history of Tének, an indigenous language in Mexico spoken in the states of San Luis de Potosi and Veracruz. The event, titled “Tének: Imágenes de una lengua y su cultura” [... Read more