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Professor Rebecca Biron Article in Al Jazeera: "El Chapo and the Phantom Menace"

Professor Rebecca Biron has published an article in Al Jazeera entitled "El Chapo and the Phantom Menace: Media's mythologizing of arrested drug leader distracts public from similar conduct by CEOs in the regular economy."  The link is listed below.  Congratulations Professor Biron!

Professor Rebecca Biron Article in the Huffington Post The Blog: "The "I" in Internet Addiction"

Professor Rebecca Biron has published an article in the 2/21/2014 Huffington Post The Blog entitled "The "I" in Internet Addiction".  The link is listed below.  Congratulations Professor Biron!

Dartmouth 'Intervenes' in Peruvian Photography Archive

Professor Silvia Spitta and Jill Baron, Librarian for Romance Languages at Dartmouth, have been working together to organize and catalogue more than 40,000 glass plate negatives made by the late indigenous Peruvian photographer Martín Chambi. Please click on the link below to read more about this exciting project!

Faculty Publications 2013

"Antología de cuentos" - José María Merino

Introduction, edition and reading guide by José Manuel del Pino. (Spanish version). The Anthology includes the unpublished short story "El otro camino," written during José María Merino's stay in our department as a Writer in Residence (2007).

"Esta antología recoge algunos de los mejores relatos del que es, hoy día, uno de los mayores maestros del cuento hispánico.-Iberoamericana Editorial Vervuert

Faculty Awards 2012

  • Professor Silvia Spitta has been designated the recipient of the Robert E. Maxwell 1923 Professor in Arts and Sciences (an Endowed Chair Appointment).
  • Elizabeth Polli, Ph.D., the Department's Language Program Director, has received the Dean of the Faculty Award for Visiting and Adjunct Faculty.
  • Assistant Professor Noelia Cirnigliaro has been awarded the 2012-13 Class of 1962 Fellowship award, which allows for a one term leave to conduct research, on campus or abroad, along with a generous monetary stipend to be used for the same.


Professor Raúl Bueno has been appointed Chair of the DepartmentProfessor Raul Bueno Chavez

Professor Raúl Bueno has been appointed Chair of the Department of Spanish and Portuguese through June 2015.  We greatly appreciates all of the hard work our current Chair, José del Pino, has done for the Department and our students, and we welcome Professor Bueno in his new role as Chair effective July 1st.  Congratulations Raúl!

Two new faculty to start July 1st - welcome Analola Santana and Sara Muñoz!

Sara Muñoz, a Ph.D candidate from Princeton University, specializes in XIX century Spanish literature. Her dissertation entitled Andando se hace el camino. Calle y prácticas formativas de sujetos marginales en la novela española moderna, examines a number of novels in which the street as a social construction plays a fundamental role in the structuring of the narrative action and in the configuration of the characters' subjectivities. Sara's research interests also include the literature of the XVIII century, the masses and city in literature; representations of 'el pueblo' in modern Spanish literature; urban studies; among others. Sara has several years of experience teaching Spanish language courses at Princeton University and Arizona State University.  She has published several articles, and has more forthcoming or under consideration. Sara is the recipient of several research grant awards.

Analola Santana is an Assistant Professor at California State University Fresno.  She received her Ph.D. from the University of California Irvine in 2008; her research interests include 20th & 21st century Latin American theatre and performance; cultural, gender and sexuality studies; mass and popular culture, and literary theory.  Analola's first book, entitled Teatro y Cultura de Masas: Encuentros y Debates (México: Editorial Escenología 2010) examines the relationship between mass culture and theatrical production and performance in Latin America, with an emphasis on Mexico.  Analola has several years of experience teaching Spanish language, literature and theatre courses at U.C. Irvine and the University of Florida, Gainesville.  She has written numerous articles and book reviews, has worked as a dramaturge, Assistant Director and translator on several theatrical performances, and has participated in several conference panels including the American Society for Theatre Research and the Latin American Studies Association, among others. Analola is also the recipient of several fellowships, grants, and teaching awards.


Last Updated: 3/3/14