News

Barbara Galindo appointed ACLS Emerging Voices Fellow at the University of Wisconsin—Madison

Published: June 15, 2022

Barbara Galindo, currently an Assistant Adjunct Professor and Faculty Fellow in our department, has received a two-year (2022-2024) postdoctoral fellowship from the American Council of Learned Societies (ACLS). According to the ACLS web-site, “the ACLS Emerging Voices Fellowship Program supports early-career scholars in the humanities and interpretive social sciences facing a challenging academic job market by enabling…

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Professor Maite Zubiaurre nominated for the inaugural 2022 Academy Film Accelerator

Published: June 14, 2022

The Department of Spanish and Portuguese is proud to share that Professor Maite Zubiaurre has been nominated for the inaugural 2022 Academy Film Accelerator Program. “The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences, in partnership with the Los Angeles Latino International Film Festival (LALIFF), introduces the 2022 Academy Film Accelerator, a five-week program that will…

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Professor Carla Suhr Receives the 2022 UCLA URW Faculty Mentor Award

Published: June 3, 2022

Professor Suhr received the 2022 UCLA URW Faculty Mentor Award for her mentorship for undergraduate students involved in community-engaged research and sociolinguistic justice projects. The UCLA Faculty Mentor Award honors the considerable dedication of UCLA faculty who consistently and enthusiastically serve as effective mentors to undergraduate students involved in research or creative inquiry. Congratulations to…

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Professor Patrícia Lino discusses her work at the Casa das Rosas in São Paulo

Published: May 26, 2022

Patrícia Lino will discuss her recent essayistic and poetic work at the Casa das Rosas in São Paulo in Brazil. The event, titled “A poesia inquieta e intermídia de Patrícia Lino,” will take place in a virtual mode on Tuesday, May 31st, 2022, and will focus on Professor Lino’s work on contemporary poetry, visual and…

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Laura Muñoz accepts tenure-track position at Colorado Mesa University

Published: May 12, 2022

Laura Muñoz, who received her Ph.D. from our department in 2021, and is currently an ACLS Emerging Voices postdoctoral fellow at the University of Southern California, recently accepted a position as a tenure-track Assistant Professor of Spanish in the Department of Languages, Literature and Mass Communication at Colorado Mesa University. One of Laura’s tasks in…

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Javier Patiño receives two grants in support of his research

Published: May 10, 2022

Assistant Professor Javier Patiño Loira has been awarded two grants for the coming year in support of his research. The first is a one-month virtual fellowship at the Folger Shakespeare Library in Washington DC. The second is a one-month residential fellowship at the Linda Hall Library in Kansas City, Missouri. The grants will assist him…

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Professor Maite Zubiaurre to be inducted into the Faculty Mentoring Honor Society

Published: May 9, 2022

Maite Zubiaurre was recently nominated and selected to join the Faculty Mentoring Honor Society. Supported by a UCOP grant, the Faculty Mentoring Honor Society recognizes UCLA faculty who have given much time and effort to the work of mentoring early and mid-career faculty, especially underrepresented faculty at UCLA. The work of mentoring is too often invisible and…

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Esther Claudio-Moreno accepts postdoctoral position at the University of Iowa

Published: April 27, 2022

UCLA’s Department of Spanish and Portuguese is delighted to share the news that Esther Claudio-Moreno recently accepted a postdoctoral position at the University of Iowa. This one-year postdoctoral position is a full-time, twelve-month salaried appointment to participate in the 2022-2023 Mellon Sawyer Seminar on “Racial Reckoning and Social Justice through Comics.”  The seminar is hosted…

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Professor Ji Young Kim receives promotion to Associate Professor with tenure

Published: March 14, 2022

The Department is delighted to share the news that our colleague Professor Ji Young Kim was approved for promotion to Associate Professor with tenure, effective 07/01/2022. Professor Kim joined the Department of Spanish and Portuguese at UCLA in 2016. She specializes in Spanish phonetics and phonology, bilingualism, and heritage language acquisition. Her research focuses on…

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