Dr. Ivette Guzman-Zavala, associate professor of Spanish, and Dr. John Hinshaw, professor of history, presented their research about Latinos in Central Pennsylvania in Havana, Cuba, in mid-October. The professors shared “Dutchirican: A History of Latinos in Central PA” as part of the “Latinos en los Estados Unidos” conference.
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Dr. Fabricio Silva, assistant professor of Spanish, presented “Democracy in Brazil: The Return of Phantoms and the New [Democ]tarian Discourse of Jair Messias Bolsonaro at Texas Tech University in early October. Silva presented during the Language, Image, Power: Luso-Hispanic Cultural Studies Theory and Practice Conference, which featured speakers from North and South America, including Princeton University.
Edward Walsh, Bartlett School of Graduate Studies, Faculty of the Built Environment, University College London, editor for the South-Eastern Catholic History, the journal of the Essex Recusant Society, recently reviewed Dr. Gabriela McEvoy’s La experiencia invisible. Immigrantes irlandeses en el Perú for the Irish Migration Studies in Latin America journal. Walsh called the book by McEvoy, chair of languages and associate professor of Spanish, a “fascinating study” and “great read.”
Dr. Kathleen Tacelosky, professor of Spanish, continues to share her research, which began in 2010 with a Fulbright Scholar Grant in Puebla, Mexico and continued with a second Fulbright Award to Zacatecas, Mexico in the 2018–2019 academic year. She gave the keynote address “Education and Languages in an Age of Globalization,” at the Language and Society Conference of the International Sociological Association and by the UNESCO Janusz Korczak Chair in Warsaw Poland, earlier this month. Tacelosky’s research on students who children who return to Mexico after having lived and been educated in the U.S., involved interviewing families in Mexico, and led to her developing a curriculum to train teachers. See the Seattle Times article “Life After Deportation” to learn more.
Dr. Gabriela McEvoy’s recent book, La Experiencia Invisible: Immigrantes Irlandeses en el Perú (The Invisible Experience: Irish Immigrants in Peru), was reviewed by José Manuel Carrasco-Weston, a research assistant at the Research Center of the Universidad del Pacífico (Lima, Peru), for ABEI Journal, a Brazilian publication. Carrasco-Weston noted that McEvoy, chair of languages and associate professor of Spanish, wrote a book that is a “groundbreaking study on the Irish immigration in Peru,” and that it fills a “historical void” in the field.
Dr. Gabriela McEvoy, chair of languages and associate professor of Spanish, recently published “La Experiencia Invisible. Inmigrantes Irlandeses en el Perú” (The Invisible Experience. Irish Immigrants in Peru), and it was the #1 seller at the Fondo Editorial de la Universidad Nacional Mayor de San Marcos (UNMSM) stand at the International Book Fair in Peru. The book is based on Dr. McEvoy’s long-term research into the fragmented history of the Irish emigration to Peru and was published by Fondo Editorial UNMSM.
Rachel Duong ’18, English and Spanish, and Shaquel Marshall ’18, global studies and sociology, won prizes at “The Examined Life: An Undergraduate Conference in the Liberal Arts,” at St. Francis University. Duong won Best Paper in Media Theory for “Social Protests in the Age of the #Hashtag,” and Marshall won honorable mention in Media Theory for “From the Black Panthers to Black Lives Matter: Social Media and Social Movements.”
Dr. Ivette Guzman-Zavala, associate professor of Spanish, and the majors in her Capstone Senior Seminar recently volunteered in Lebanon. They were joined by Roberto Marti ’07, assistant director of admission and coordinator of transfer enrollment, and Shilesky Montalvo ’18, LVC student trustee, as they helped translate health insurance, housing, voting, and other important information for recent Latino/Puerto Rican arrivals. The event was organized by the United Way of Lebanon County and its chief executive officer, Kenny Montijo ’09.