Posts tagged ‘Gabriela McEvoy’

Ten Students Receive Zerbe Scholarships to Study Abroad in Costa Rica and Germany

Dr. Gabriela McEvoy, chair of languages and associate professor of Spanish, announced that 10 LVC students were awarded Zerbe Scholarships to help offset study abroad costs. Petra Stanavage ’23 (actuarial science, German Concentration), will study in Wurzburg, Germany, and nine students will study in Costa Rica this summer: Amber Arnold ’22 (criminal justice and Spanish double major), Angelina Coleianne ’23 (global studies, Spanish minor), Elianna Fitzpatrick ’23 (global studies and international business, Spanish minor), Ellie Flores ’24 (early childhood and special education, Spanish minor), Griffin Weidler ’22 (exercise science, Spanish minor), Tyler Snavely ’25 (biology, Spanish minor), Victoria Fredericksen ’25 (English, Spanish minor), Victoria Moreno ’25 (exploratory, Spanish minor), and Yonaira Seguinot Velásquez ’23 (psychology, Applied Spanish for Healthcare Professionals minor).  

A record number of 14 students will study in Costa Rica this summer! This is a faculty-led program with classes in Spanish and cultural excursions led by Dr. McEvoy. 

The Wurzburg, Germany, program is led by Dr. Rick Chamberlin, associate professor of French, German, and global studies. He will teach and lead excursions for two LVC students and 12 students from other colleges and universities. 

Dr. McEvoy’s Students Present in Puerto Rico

Dr. Gabriella McEvoy, chair of languages and professor of Spanish, joined two students in Puerto Rico during spring break to present their research at the XXIX Congreso Internacional de Literatura y Estudios Hispánicos in San Juan, Puerto Rico. 

Julia Resele ’22, early childhoodspecial education, and Spanish, presented “Mercedes Gallagher de Parks: A Hidden Gem in the Peruvian Feminist Movement,” and Grace Parks ’21, D’23, exercise sciencephysical therapy, and Spanish, presented “Effects of World War II through the perspective of the Peruvian intellectual, Mercedes Gallagher de Parks.” Their research projects were developed with Dr. McEvoy as part of her current research and work done in her Latin American Cultures class and will be published as a book next year.

Dr. McEvoy Published

Dr. Gabriela McEvoy, chair of languages and associate professor of Spanish, published “El folklore como signo identitario nacional: un caso comparativo entre Irlanda y Perú.” Estudios Irlandeses. Universidad del Salvador, Argentina. Vol. 8, Núm. 8 (2021), Departamento de Lenguas Modernas. 

Dr. McEvoy Participates on Cuban Panel

Dr. Gabriela McEvoy, chair and professor of Spanish, participated at the Coloquio Internacional: Tiempos, Destiempos y Contratiempos en la historia y la cultura de las mujeres (Havana, Cuba, virtual). Dr. McEvoy presented her paper, “Mercedes Gallagher de Parks’ contribution to Peruvian feminism” (Feb. 22–24, 2022).

Dr. McEvoy Interviewed for Dublin City Celebrating Women Series

Dr. Gabriela McEvoy, chair and associate professor of Spanish, was interviewed by a member of the Embassy of Peru in Ireland as part of the “Brigit 2022: Dublin City Celebration.” The event, organized by Alison Gilliland, Lord Mayor of Dublin, included “Embassy of Peru Presents Experiences and Life of Dr. Gabriela McEvoy, a Peruvian Academic with Irish Ancestry.”

Dr. McEvoy Chairs Committee and LVC Sponsors International Conference

Dr. Gabriela McEvoy, chair of languages and associate professor of Spanish, is chair of the organizing committee for the Eighth Society for Irish Latin American Studies conference, “Commemoration, Memory, and Dialogue with the Past: Ireland–Latin America, Lima, Peru, from Nov. 23–26. LVC is a co-sponsor for the conference held in conjunction with ABEI–Associação Brasileira de Estudos Irlandeses, the WBYeats Chair of Irish Studies/University of Sao Paulo, Brazil, the Asociación de Estudios Irlandeses del Sur, Argentina, and the Embassy of Ireland in Chile, Peru, and Ecuador. The Universidad del Pacífico and Proyecto Especial Bicentenario are co-hosting the conference.

Dr. McEvoy to Participate in Culture and Irish Studies Series

Dr. Gabriela McEvoy, chair of languages and associate professor of Spanish, was invited to participate in the Culture and Irish Studies Series, “Presencia irlandesa en Paraguay, Peru, and Argentina,” She will present with Dr. María Monte de López Moreira, president of Paraguay’s Academy of History, and Dr. Maria Eugenia Cruset, an Argentinian professor and researcher at the Consejo Nacional de Investigaciones Científicas y Técnicas. The event is organized by the Asociación de Estudios Irlandeses del Sur (AEIS) and the Universidad del Salvador, Argentina. 

Languages Faculty Publish Spanish Textbook

Dr. Gabriela McEvoy, chair and associate professor of Spanish; Carmen Del Castillo-Zerbe, adjunct instructor of Spanish; and Ileana Feistritzer, adjunct instructor in Spanish, just published the Spanish textbook titled Raíces. Una aproximación comunicativa intercultural a la lengua española (Volume I) (embedded with online Active Learning exercises). This textbook is published by Cognella Publishing, San Diego, Calif. It will be used this fall in SPA 101. The authors plan to publish Volume II for SPA 102 and Volume III for SPA 201. This work is a preliminary version that will be published nationwide in 2023.

Dr. McEvoy Invited to Present at Ireland’s Peruvian Embassy and Had Book Reviewed

A book review on Dr. Gabriela McEvoy’s The Invisible Experience. Irish Immigrants in Peru was published on Studi Irlandesi (an Italian journal of Irish Studies, Firenze University Press, pp. 491–493). Dr. McEvoy, chair of languages and professor of Spanish, also was invited by the Embassy of Peru in Ireland to present a webinar, “Irish Diaspora in Peru: Challenges and Contributions.” The webinar is part of the celebration for the Bicentennial Week of Peru in Ireland.

Dr. McEvoy Earns Irish Studies Certification

Dr. Gabriela McEvoy, chair of languages and professor of Spanish, completed her certification in Irish Studies at the Universidad del Salvador in Buenos Aires, Argentina. Dr. McEvoy earned the certificate virtually through the university’s Modern Languages Program.