Click the playbar below to hear the 17th episode of HispaCasts created in collaboration with Tamara Pradel and Victor Ruiz from the Teaching and Learning Team.
Kim Gabuardi– September 28, 2023
In this episode, Dr. Mike Gómez, Professor and Chair of Hispanic Studies, talks to Kim Gabuardi (Class of 2007) about her work at Amazon as a Machine Learning Data Operations Manager whose team focuses on providing training data for large language models and other artificial intelligence initiatives. Kim graduated from the College in 2007 with a double major in Corporate Communications and Spanish and a minor in Linguistics and pursued a Master’s in Translation and Interpretation from Rutgers University.
Click the playbar below to hear the 13th episode of HispaCasts created in collaboration with Tamara Pradel from the Teaching and Learning Team.
Levi Vonk – October 12, 2022
This episode features Mr. Levi Vonk (Class of 2013)—author, photographer, current doctoral candidate in Medical Anthropology at U.C. Berkeley and Hispanic Studies alumnus. Join us as Levi delves into the fascinating connections between his studies of Spanish and his subsequent anthropological adventures in Mexico.
Click the playbar below to hear the 14th episode of HispaCasts created in collaboration with Tamara Pradel from the Teaching and Learning Team.
Tino Villanueva – September 14, 2022
In this episode, HISP Chair Dr. Mike Gómez has the pleasure of interviewing poet Tino Villanueva, who paid a visit to the College in September 2022 to deliver a Hispanic Studies Distinguished Lecture. Lend an ear as Tino talks about the poetic process and reflects upon the genesis of his many productions, including his 1994 American Book Award-winning compilation, Scene from the Movie GIANT.
Although long overdue, I wanted to pass along former student Madison Crow’s article, “‘Sí, hablo dialecto’: A Study to Identify the Presence of and Promote Pride for Indigenous Languages in Charleston, SC,” which has been published in the prestigious Southern Journal of Linguistics.
The article arose from Ms. Crow’s Bachelor’s Essay work, conducted with Hispanic Studies’ own Dr. Ricard Viñas-de-Puig. Si Hablo Dialecto Madison Crow
Congratulations to Madison on her considerable accomplishment, and much appreciation to Dr. Viñas-de-Puig for promoting the sort of student scholarship of which we can all be quite proud.
Dr. Michael A. Gómez
Chair & Professor of Spanish
Affiliated Faculty in Philosophy
Department of Hispanic Studies
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Click the playbar below to hear the 12th episode of HispaCasts created in collaboration with Dr. Mike Overholt from the Teaching and Learning Team.
Christin Stewart – February 11, 2021
In this episode, Dr. Mike Gómez, Professor and Chair of Hispanic Studies, sits down with Ms. Christin Stewart (B.A. Spanish / B.S. Sociology, 2011) to discuss her experiences as a student of Hispanic Studies, her study abroad adventures in Trujillo, Spain, and how all of this led to a career in the field of Global Public Health. HispaCasts are produced by Dr. Michael Overholt of the Teaching and Learning Team. To listen to other HispaCasts, please visit https://spanish.cofc.edu/about/hispacasts/index.php
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.
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:
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