Hispanic Studies Professors Collaborate in the AATSP Conference in D.C.

On July 5-9, 2011, Professors Mark Del Mastro, Luci Moreira and Jose Moreira, participated in the 93rd annual conference of the American Association of Teachers of Spanish and Portuguese (AATSP) in Washington, D.C.

Dr. Luci Moreira, Editor of the AATSP’s Portuguese Newsletter, presented her paper “Os caminhos da liberdade: Gaijin 1 e 2 e o mito da simpatia e humanidade”; Professor Jose Moreira presented his paper “O espaço entre o tempo, o gênero e o autor: 37 Poetas Fluminenses revisitados 45 anos depois.”

In his role as Executive Director of Sigma Delta Pi, the National Collegiate Hispanic Honor Society, Dr. Del Mastro presented an annual report to the AATSP Executive Council, conducted a Sigma Delta Pi Informative Session and presented the inaugural Mario Vargas Llosa Award during the Friday evening banquet.  The Mario Vargas Llosa Award is a joint prize of Sigma Delta Pi and the AATSP that is granted annually to an outstanding undergraduate student of advanced Spanish in the U.S.