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HISP / Devon Hanahan named one of Top 10 Professors in the Nation by CEOWORLD Magazine

Dear HISP Colleagues & Friends,

I wanted to share the news that Devon W. Hanahan, CofC ’87, Faculty Marshal and Basic Spanish Language Program Coordinator, has been named one of the Top 10 professors in the nation by CEOWORLD Magazine.  Hanahan, a senior instructor in the College of Charleston Department of Hispanic Studies, was ranked No. 6 in the magazine’s “Top 10 College Professors in the U.S.” list.

Please see more at this link from The College Today  https://today.cofc.edu/2020/10/09/devon-hanahan-named-one-of-top-10-professors-in-us-fs/

Congratulations to Devon on this well-deserved honor!

Saludos,

Mike Gómez

Dr. Michael A. Gómez
Professor of Spanish
Affiliated Faculty in Philosophy
Chair of Hispanic Studies
College of Charleston

HISP / Dr. Christina García’s interview with novelist Susannah Rodríguez Drissi

Dear HISP & Friends,

Recently, Hispanic Studies’ Dr. Christina García interviewed Cuban-American author Susannah Rodríguez-Drissi on the occasion of the launch of Ms. Rodríguez-Drissi’s novel Until We’re Fish—a work which was nominated for the prestigious National Book Award. The interview is now available for your listening pleasure at the below link:

https://www.crowdcast.io/e/susannah-drissi/register?fbclid=IwAR0Hd968MlL1EIh-u99Hn4DsgfLr-7UchtH5oBQAz-6041m4nraKhnWqRWU

Give it a listen! I am sure that your attention will be rewarded.

All best,
Mike

Dr. Michael A. Gómez
Chair & Professor of Spanish
Affiliated Faculty in Philosophy
Department of Hispanic Studies
College of Charleston

HISP / Dr. Carrillo’s “Neoliberalismo en el espejo”

Dear HISP & friends,

I present to you Dr. Raúl Carrillo’s recent collaboration with Baja California-based Culco BCS, titled “Neoliberalismo en el espejo.”

Dr. Carrillo’s article, which offers reflections on President Andrés Manuel López Obrador of Mexico, is sure to engage and inform.

Neoliberalismo en el espejo

Saludos cordiales,

Mike Gómez

Dr. Michael A. Gómez
Professor of Spanish
Affiliated Faculty in Philosophy
Chair of Hispanic Studies

HISP Study Abroad reflection: Argentina, by Mallory Watford

Argentina, by Mallory Watford
I went to Buenos Aires, Argentina in the spring of 2020. Writing that, I had to check myself to make sure I wrote the correct year—it now feels like so long ago. During an incredibly unexpected and unprecedented year, I am grateful for my six weeks in Argentina even though the program was supposed to be about 12 weeks originally. I fell in love with the city, the culture, the language, and especially the people. [Read full essay at this pdf link.] HispAbroad_Argentina Mallory Watford Spring 2020

Hispanic Studies Review, Vol. 5, No. 1 (2020)

Dear HISP & Friends,

I am proud to present to you Vol. 5, No. 1 of Hispanic Studies Review for your perusal and enjoyment:

http://hispanicstudiesreview.com/menu/currentissue.html

Congratulations to the HSR editorial team for their hard work in bringing this edition to press.

Saludos cordiales,

Mike Gómez

Dr. Michael A. Gómez
Professor of Spanish
Affiliated Faculty in Philosophy
Chair of Hispanic Studies
Department of Hispanic Studies
College of Charleston

Madi Crow Shines a Light on Latin American Indigenous Languages

A news story has been posted at CofC Today regarding Madi Crow and her visual dictionary portraying some the immigrant indigenous languages that she identified in her Bachelor’s Essay project.

We are all very proud of her work and her achievements.
Enhorabuena, Madi!

Ricard Viñas-de-Puig, PhD
Assistant Professor, Department of Hispanic Studies
Director, Linguistics Studies

https://today.cofc.edu/2020/07/13/recent-grad-shines-a-light-on-latin-american-indigenous-languages/

HISP / Dr. Rodríguez Sabater

Dear HISP & Friends,

I am very happy to announce that Hispanic Studies’ own Dr. Silvia Rodríguez Sabater has been named Associate Editor of Short Form Pedagogical Articles at the prestigious journal Hispania (see press release below).

Please join me in congratulating her on this impressive achievement.

Saludos,

Mike

Dr. Michael A. Gómez
Professor of Spanish
Affiliated Faculty in Philosophy
Chair of Hispanic Studies
College of Charleston

HISPANIA WELCOMES A NEW ASSOCIATE EDITOR!

Hispania’s newest Associate Editor is Silvia Rodriguez Sabater, Associate Professor of Hispanic Studies and Faculty Coordinator for Distance Education and Online Learning at the College of Charleston in South Carolina. She holds a Licenciatura from the Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona (UAB), a graduate diploma in Legal Translation (Spanish, English, Catalan) from the the Escola d’Administració Pública de la Generalitat de Catalunya and the UAB, an M.A. in Applied Linguistics from the University of Northern Iowa and the Ph.D. in Hispanic Linguistics from Indiana University. She has a long history of engagement with the College of Charleston’s M.Ed. in Languages Program and served as that program’s Director from 2015-2018. Rodriguez Sabater will be working together with Associate Editor Pamela G. Benton and the Hispania editorial team with the goal of continually shaping the short-form article section of the journal to increase involvement with K-12 members of the AATSP in particular. Her own short-form article titled “Food for Thought: Building Socially Conscious Readers and Writers through Exploring Eating Practices and Sustainability Perspectives,” was published in the June 2020 issue of Hispania!

HISP / Yulian Martínez-Escobar’s Documentary “Invisible Hands”

Dear HISP Colleagues, Students and Friends,

For those of you who have not seen it, I would like to pass on the following link to Hispanic Studies’ own Yulian Martínez-Escobar’s short documentary film, Invisible Hands:

https://bittersoutherner.com/video/invisible-hands

Invisible Hands is an intimate film documenting a group of Mexican seasonal laborers in rural South Carolina. The film is set at a farm in Ridge Spring, a historically conservative community with strong links to their Confederate heritage, but also the temporary home of hundreds of seasonal workers who double the town’s population for more than half the year. The community is an island that the characters never leave except the few months they return home to Mexico. This film follows a typical day in their shoes.

Besides being timely, this production puts on display the many talents of the members of our faculty, in this case, Mr. Martínez-Escobar.

All best,

Mike Gómez

 

Dr. Michael A. Gómez

Professor of Spanish

Affiliated Faculty in Philosophy

Chair of Hispanic Studies

HISP / Graduating SPAN Major Blaine Billings Wins Prestigious Mario Vargas Llosa Award for 2020

Dear HISP & Friends,

I am very pleased to announce that recent Hispanic Studies graduate Mr. Blaine Billings has been awarded the prestigious  Mario Vargas Llosa Award, given by the National Collegiate Hispanic Honor Society, Sigma Delta Pi (press release follows):

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25 May 2020

For Immediate Release

Blaine Billings Receives National Mario Vargas Llosa Award

Mr. Blaine Billings (College of Charleston ’20), triple major in Spanish, Computer Science and Math; double minor in Religious Studies and Linguistics; past President of the Linguistics Club; and past Secretary of the College of Charleston’s Nu Zeta Chapter of Sigma Delta Pi, the National Collegiate Hispanic Honor Society, will be awarded the Mario Vargas Llosa Award for his outstanding achievement in all upper-division Spanish courses completed and his exemplary involvement in extra-curricular activities as related to Spanish.  The Mario Vargas Llosa Award is granted yearly to one undergraduate Spanish major or minor who is a member of Sigma Delta Pi and whose chapter adviser is an active member of the American Association of Teachers of Spanish and Portuguese.  This national recognition is co-sponsored by Sigma Delta Pi and the AATSP and is selected by a joint committee comprising academic leaders from both organizations.

Established in 1919 at the University of California, Berkeley, Sigma Delta Pi honors those who have completed three years of study of college-level Spanish, including at least three semester hours of a course in Hispanic literature or Hispanic culture and civilization with a minimal grade point average of 3.0 in all Spanish courses taken. Candidates must also rank in the upper 35% of their class–sophomore, junior, or senior–and must have completed at least three semesters or five quarters of college work. Graduate students may also be elected to membership upon completion of two graduate courses in Spanish with an average which, if continued, will make them eligible for a graduate degree.

With over 625 chapters nationwide, Sigma Delta Pi is a member of the Association of College Honor Societies, the nation’s only certifying agency for college and university honor societies.

For more information, contact Sigma Delta Pi’s National President:

Lucy F. Lee
llee@truman.edu 

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To say that we in Hispanic Studies are proud of Blaine and his accomplishment is—to put it mildly—an understatement.

Saludos cordiales,
Mg

Dr. Michael A. Gómez
Professor of Spanish
Affiliated Faculty in Philosophy
Chair of Hispanic Studies
Department of Hispanic Studies
College of Charleston

HISP / AY 2019-2020 Edition of Hispanews Magazine

Dear HISP & Friends,

It is with great pride that I present you with the latest edition of the official magazine of Hispanic Studies, Hispanews.

As you will see, we packed a lot into this past academic year of 2019-2020. Thanks to all who participated in our many activities—students, teachers and friends. Truly, things wouldn’t be the same without you.

In addition, thanks and congratulations to the magazine’s wonderful editorial team–which consisted of Editor Prof. Daniel Delgado and Associate Editors Ms. Kimber Bates, Dr. Emily Beck, Prof. Claudia Moran, Ms. Laura Moses and Dr. Antonio Pérez-Núñez.

Saludos cordiales,
Mg

Dr. Michael A. Gómez
Professor of Spanish
Affiliated Faculty in Philosophy
Chair of Hispanic Studies
Department of Hispanic Studies
College of Charleston