The Instituto Cervantes invited Professor Mayock to Spain to speak at the inaugural event for the Centenary Celebration of Carmen Laforet in March 2022.
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Cambridge University Press will publish Marcos Perez's book on Argentina's Unemployed Workers' Movement.
The book will prove invaluable in helping students gain a better understanding of the theory and practice of environmental and natural resource economics.
The novel “Ursula” is Brazil's first abolitionist novel and the first novel by an Afro-Brazilian woman.
Ponce de León's peer-reviewed journal article focuses on the impact of political parties on healthcare reform in Peru.
Professor Cristina Pinto-Bailey recently published an essay on Black Brazilian feminisms and translated four pieces by Afro-Brazilian writers.
Professor Seth Michelson completed a weeklong virtual residency and gave the keynote address on social justice at Southern Connecticut State University.
Professor Andrea Lepage recently published two essays based on exhibits in W&L's Staniar Gallery.
Helping with sheep at Tom Stanley's farm is providing Isaiah Medina '22 and Abby Hamilton '22 with valuable experience that they can include on future veterinary school applications.
The article is titled “Lava Jato deepened political chaos in Peru and splashes the 18 presidential candidates.”
Miranda's new poem, "Torch," was selected as the American Academy of Poets' "Poem-a-Day."
The article, published in the Journal of Experimental Political Science, questions whether elected officials are more responsive to men than women inquiring about access to government services.
Rivers has received a Fulbright English Teaching Assistantship to Mexico starting January 2021.
In his first experience outside the U.S., Joshua Valdez '22 traveled to Argentina for a memorable internship.
A new play by Professor Domnica Radulescu gives voice to local immigrants.
Spending the summer in Nicoya, Costa Rica, helped Montgomery Owen '21 to strengthen his Spanish language skills.
Sydney Lee '21 spent summer 2019 studying Spanish and falling in love with the town of Nicoya, Costa Rica.
The article is titled “The Changing Shapes of Latin American Welfare States."
Through coursework and connections, Hannah Archer '20 helped to create a school food service program to ensure that local children have enough to eat during the summer.
Edwin Castellanos Campos '20 came up with the idea for the special edition after taking a Spring Term sociology/anthropology course about U.S. immigration and refugees.
The title of Barnett’s talk, which is free and open to the public, is “Lost (And Found Again) in Translation.”
After spending the summer teaching and exploring in Costa Rica, Taylor Casey '20 can't wait to return.
Daniel Rhoades '19 spent the summer immersed in the language and culture of Costa Rica.
Language and culture courses at W&L prepared Marissa Miller '21 for a fun, educational trip to Nicoya, where she met the vice president of Costa Rica (left, center).
Ali Greenberg ’13 has opened a flexible workspace and social club in Richmond that emphasizes community for women and gender minorities.
W&L will recognize the outstanding contributions of professors Marjorie Agosín and Harlan Beckley at its 231st commencement.
ODK inducted four honorary and seven student initiates
Edwin Castellanos '20 created a system that allows students to save money by borrowing donated textbooks.
Caroline Rivers test drove her Spanish—and her courage in unfamiliar environments—during a summer teaching gig in Argentina.
W&L presents Cajun-Creole musicians David Greely and Cedric Watson on Oct. 19.
Professor Jeff Barnett publishes a translation of Cuban poetry.
MK Moran's work with the LGBTQ Resource Center at Washington and Lee is impacting student perspectives.
Marina Silva, Brazilian environmentalist and politician, will give the keynote at the Brazilian Economy in the 21st Century colloquium.
Myrna Barrera-Torres '15 in Vina del Mar, Chile, and Rome, Italy.
Recipients of W&L's Certificate of International Immersion reflect on their experiences abroad.
Connor Chess '17 spends a summer studying, working and teaching in Costa Rica, thanks to a Wooley Fellowship.
"W&L is a community that truly enables and encourages students to step outside of their comfort zones."
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From my time abroad I have gained insight, understanding and appreciation for the culture in Costa Rica, the people of Nicoya, and the Spanish language as a whole. Doing this has changed my thoughts and plans for the remainder of my time at W&L.
Lorena Manríquez, the engineer turned filmmaker who is a member of Washington and Lee’s Class of 1988, recently received quite an honor from the Latin American Studies Association (LASA) for her film “Ulises’ Odyssey”: the 2015 LASA Award of Merit in Film.
A new art exhibition in Washington and Lee University's Staniar Gallery, "The Strangest Fruit," will feature the work of Vincent Valdez, a widely recognized Texas-based artist. The exhibition will feature his 2013 series of large-scale oil on canvas paintings inspired by the little-known history of the many Mexicans and Mexican Americans lynched in the U.S. Southwest between 1848 and 1928.
In mid-November 2014, Jeffrey Barnett, professor of Spanish and director of Latin American and Caribbean Studies at Washington and Lee University, flew to Miami for the launch of his new book, a translation of Uva de Aragón's "The Memory of Silence" (Chico: Cubanabooks, 2014).
Washington and Lee University has announced the final round of students who will receive 2014 Johnson Opportunity Grants. The grants cover living, travel and other costs associated with the students' proposed activities, which are designed to help them with their future careers and fields of study.
Darby Shuler and Johan (Manuel) Garcia Padilla, seniors at Washington and Lee University, have won a $10,000 grant from the Davis Foundation Projects for Peace 2014. The grant will fund their work in El Salvador this summer to provide amputees with prosthetic hands created by a 3D printer.
Washington and Lee University has announced the first round of students selected to receive 2014 Johnson Opportunity Grants, and the second round of selections is underway.
When Victoria Blackstone, a junior psychology and Spanish double major at Washington and Lee University, was looking for an opportunity to write creatively in Spanish, she discovered she was not alone. Ellen Mayock, the Ernest Williams II Professor of Spanish at W&L, informed her that several other students had floated the same idea. Thus was born the new Spanish literary magazine "Pluma," with the first issue due March 31.
Timothy Shenk, coordinator of the Committee on U.S.-Latin American Relations (CUSLAR) at Cornell University, Ithaca, N.Y., will give a public lecture at Washington and Lee University on Tuesday, March 12, at 5 p.m. in Northen Auditorium, Leyburn Library.
Stephen Vetter, president of Partners of the Americas, will be the Woodrow Wilson Visiting Fellow at Washington and Lee University this month.
Michael Hanson, a travel and documentary photographer, will give a talk at Washington and Lee University on Wednesday, Oct. 3, in the Stackhouse Theater at 6 p.m. The lecture is free and open to the public.
Washington and Lee senior art history major Teresa Soley turned detective this summer as an R.E. Lee Research Scholar.
Several seniors in the Latin American and Caribbean Studies Program recently visited Washington to explore exhibitions and archives about their capstone seminar topic, Indo-America. During the term, seniors have examined the cultural connections among indigenous peoples of the Americas. Jeff Barnett, professor of Spanish and head of the Latin American and Caribbean Studies Program, said that one aim of […]
Ulises’ Odyssey, a documentary written, directed and produced by Washington and Lee alumna Lorena Manriquez, will be screened on Monday, March 26, at 6:30 p.m. in the Stackhouse Theater, in Elrod Commons.
Two Washington and Lee University faculty members — James R. Kahn, the John F. Hendon Professor of Economics, and Lesley M. Wheeler, the Henry S. Fox Jr. Professor of English — have won Outstanding Faculty Awards from the State Council of Higher Education for Virginia (SCHEV) for 2012. The award recognizes superior accomplishments in teaching, […]
Ellen Mayock, professor of Romance languages at Washington and Lee University, served as guest editor on a new double issue of the journal Cuaderno Internacional de Estudios Humanísticos y Literatura (Volume 16/Fall 2011), published by the University of Puerto Rico. The special issue brings together 26 essays from leading experts to discuss the Spanish novel […]
One review of The Revolution in Venezuela: Social and Political Change under Chávez (David Rockefeller Center for Latin American Studies, Harvard University, July 2011) calls it “a comprehensive analysis of the consequences of the Venezuelan experiment for both individuals and institutions.” Another concludes the book provides “much needed nuance to the often abstract, ill-informed international […]
Attending a Brown Bag Lunch at Washington and Lee's Howe Hall in the summer is akin to earning a mini college degree. During these sessions, held weekly in June and July, Washington and Lee undergraduates share highlights from their summer research projects. The quick-moving presentations zip between disciplines, offering an up-to-the-minute glimpse into experiments and […]