HISP’s Student Focus for January 2020 is Ms. Elizabeth Edmunds. Ms. Edmunds, a major in Elementary Education and Spanish, has formed an important part of Hispanic Studies since 2018, when she began contributing her talents as a Peer Educator within the departmental Basic Spanish Language conversational supplement. Besides honing her pedagogical and linguistic chops […]
Professor Daniela Meireles earned her Ph.D. in Iberian and Latin American Literature and Culture at the University of Texas at Austin. Her research on inter-American cultures focuses on contemporary Brazilian and Spanish-American literature and film and examines the ways such cultural production challenges mainstream discourses of hemispheric citizenship, while building on those of pan-Americanism […]
Mr. Bryson Cook (Class of 2022) is Hispanic Studies’ Student Focus for December 2019. Pursuing an impressive triple major course of study in Public Health (B.S.), Exercise Science (B.S.) and Spanish [with a focus in Linguistics] (B.A.), as well as a minor in Medical Humanities, Mr. Cook still finds time to lead an active life […]
Ms. Marisol Castro-Calzada–a 2008 graduate of the College of Charleston’s M.Ed. in Spanish program, as well as of Western Carolina University (B.A. in Business Administration, 2002)–has been an integral part of Hispanic Studies since December of 2008. Since joining the department as an Adjunct Lecturer in Spanish, Ms. Castro-Calzada has expertly taught classes in the […]
Arianna Alvarado (Class of 2021) is Hispanic Studies’ Student Focus for October of 2019. In addition to her declared minor in Portuguese and Brazilian Studies, Ms. Alvarado is also engaged in dual Bachelor’s programs: a B.S. in Biology and a B.A. in Latin American and Caribbean Studies–no small feat! Besides her academic involvement as […]
Dr. Joe Weyers’ article, ‘Vos and tú in the linguistic landscape: Attitudes toward their use in Medellín, Colombia,’ has been accepted for publication in Spanish in Context.
Professor Ricard Viñas-de-Puig’s article, “This is not the Case of the Indirect Object: Linguistic and sociolinguistic factors in double object marking constructions in Eastern North Carolina Spanish,” will be published in the December 2019 issue of Heritage Language Journal.
Click the link below to hear the 8th episode of HispaCasts created in collaboration with Dr. Mike Overholt from the Teaching and Learning Team. Devon Hanahan Episode 8 – Devon Hanahan – July 17, 2019 Dr. Mark P. Del Mastro, Chair of Hispanic Studies, interviews Devon Hanahan, Senior Instructor of Spanish, Coordinator of the College of Charleston’s […]
Click the link below to hear the 7th episode of HispaCasts created in collaboration with Dr. Mike Overholt from the Teaching and Learning Team. Dr. Del Mastro with Esther Ferguson Episode 7 – Esther Ferguson – June 18, 2019 Dr. Mark P. Del Mastro, Chair of Hispanic Studies, interviews Esther Ferguson, philanthropist, community leader and founder of […]
Department of Hispanic Studies Academic Year 2018-19 Salient Achievements 23% increase in declared Spanish majors 4% increase in declared Spanish minors 15% increase in declared Business Language Spanish minors 120% increase in declared Portuguese & Brazilian Studies minors Launch of HispaCasts podcast series (6 episodes to date) New Hispanic Studies Trujillo Scholarship (founded by HISP […]