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BIG GIVE – MARCH 11, 2021

Big Give, our annual fundraising blitz, has been online since 2014 — including last year’s event, which took place March 2020, at the moment life changed around the world. On Thursday, March 11, 2021, we invite the Cal community to rally in a special Big Give for the continued excellence and influence of UC Berkeley’s global solutions, peerless students, and life-changing research.  Please donate to the Department of Spanish and Portuguese.

Lucero is ready!

On behalf of Lucero’s Editorial Board, we are happy to present the 25th volume of our departmental journal. This interdisciplinary volume’s central theme is performance and resistance. Works range from the construction of masculinity in dance practices in the Andean region to the performative opposition to tourism in Barcelona. Of the eight accepted submissions, six fall under diverse academic disciplines and two are creative works.

We invite you to read and share these works with colleagues. Please, follow the link to our journal’s eScholarship website.

Lucero’s Editorial Board

Congratulations to Elena Fernández!

The department sends warm congratulations to Elena Fernández on the publication of her first book, Raza y nación. Estereotipos nacionales extranjeros y peninsulares en España (1750-1833). Elena received her PhD in 2019 under the direction of Professor Iarocci, and she is currently a Post-Doctoral Researcher at the Technical University of Munich.  ¡Felicidades Elena!
Raza y nación. Estereotipos nacionales extranjeros y peninsulares en España (1750-1833) explora la transición que tuvo lugar durante el siglo dieciocho, desde la figura del rey como representante simbólico de la nación hasta la recién creada categoría de ciudadano como la nueva metáfora nacional a lo largo de todo el mundo occidental. Situado en una intersección entre historia intelectual, estudios culturales, e historia de las ideas, este libro dialogará con los estudios especializados en los siglos XVIII y XIX sobre España, el mundo Atlántico, la modernidad y la historia de los derechos civiles. Así mismo, aportará nuevas perspectivas en el ámbito de los estudios culturales hispánicos, francófonos, y anglófonos.

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Congratulations, Mónica González García!

Lanzamiento virtual del libro de Rubén Darío y la modernidad en América Latina.

On Friday, July the 3rd, Pontificia Universidad Católica de Valparaíso’s Colección Dársena will launch Rubén Darío y la modernidad en América Latina. Transitoriedad, comodificación, colonialidad, a collaborative book edited by UCB alum, Professor Mónica González García. (more…)

Congratulations to Ana Tello!

We are delighted to announce that Ana Tello has been selected for the 2020 Outstanding GSI Award. Ana’s excellence in the classroom and commitments to education deserve this recognition. Please join us in congratulating Ana Tello for her outstanding work.

Congratulations to Carlos Macías Prieto!

Congratulations to Carlos, who will begin as an Assistant Professor of Spanish at Williams College in Fall 2020.  Carlos is in the process of finishing his dissertation, “Seventeenth Century Nahua Poetics: Domingo Chimalpahin and the Cemanahuac Archive,” and he will be joining the faculty of Williams College as a specialist in Colonial Latin American Literature. ¡Muchas felicidades, Carlos!

Professor McEnaney quoted in the New York Times. Congratulations!

​Congratulations to Professor McEnaney, who is quoted in a recent article in ​The New York Times, “What Do We Hear When Women Speak?” (11/20/19).  The article, which focuses on perceptions of women’s voices in the context of the most recent Democratic presidential debate, draws on Professor McEnaney’s research and teaching in the emerging field of Sound Studies:

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Congratulations, Holly Jackson!

Congratulations to Holly Jackson, who will begin as an Assistant Professor in Northern Arizona University in Fall 2019. In her dissertation, Writing Spain: Race, Migration and the Construction of the Pueblo (1937-2011), Holly focuses on twentieth-century Spanish literature as a territory of doubt, arguing that literary critique of Spain’s official national narratives happens across and beyond the historical and geographical borders of the modern-day nation.  Muchas felicidades, Holly!