@AASTCofC Twitter account hacked by current student, Hannah Craig!

On student orientation days our awesome AAST minor (possibly new major) Hannah Craig will be hacking the African American Studies twitter account to keep new and prospective students in the know about life at CofC, particularly as it relates to being a major or minor of African American Studies.

Meet Hannah here, first:


My name is Hannah Craig. I am a rising senior majoring in Communication,  minoring in AA Studies (possibly soon to become a double major). I recently studied abroad in Barbados thought the AA Studies program and it was an amazing experience. I enjoy hanging with friends and family, listening to music,reading, fashion, journaling, and Youtubing (I’m actually obsessed with YouTube haha). My favorite food is chicken. My favorite color is purple and my favorite animal is a blue bird. If I could have any superpower I would fly and if my life could be the name of a current movie, it would be LOL because I love laughing and joking around. My dream job other than being a firefighter, detective or princess would be to travel the world and speak to young girls about self-worth.

Hispanic Studies Faculty Transition to New Career Phases

Effective summer 2014, three outstanding faculty members of the Department of Hispanic Studies transitioned to new phases in their professional careers.

Dr. Herberto Espinoza, Associate Professor of Spanish, retired as Emeritus Faculty after 27 years of service to the College.  Model teacher, respected scholar and past Chair of the then-Department of Spanish and Italian from 1995-98, Professor Espinoza will now enjoy his retirement with family in South Carolina.

Professor Karen Berg, Senior Instructor of Spanish, also retired as Emeritus Faculty after 24 years teaching Spanish language and literature at the College.  Six years after joining the CofC faculty in 1990, she earned her Ph.D. from the University of Massachusetts.  Dr. Berg’s steadfast rigor in the classroom and loyal service to the College of Charleston will not be lost as she will return to teach two classes in the fall of 2014 as an adjunct instructor.

Finally, Dr. Benjamin Fraser, Associate Professor of Spanish, accepted a position as Professor and Chair of the Foreign Languages and Literatures Department at East Carolina University effective July 1, 2014.  A remarkably prolific scholar, an innovative teacher and a tireless editor of multiple journals, Professor Fraser will now lead his own academic department in Greenville, North Carolina.

We are grateful to the invaluable contributions of all three professors, and we wish them the best of luck during these next stages in their admirable careers.