Ph.D. candidate Nylsa Martínez publishes short story in prestigious literary journal

Published: January 25, 2022

Nylsa Martínez, a graduate student in the Department of Spanish and Portuguese, recently published her short story titled “Perfect” in issue 31 of the Los Angeles Review of Books. This prestigious literary journal publishes reviews, essays, and interviews that impact public debate on politics, the arts, entertainment, religion, and foreign affairs. Martínez’s contribution is a noirish…

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Job Opportunity: Faculty Fellows Program-Assistant Adjunct Professor

Published: December 9, 2021

The Faculty Fellows program (official payroll title: Assistant Adjunct Professor) is designed to provide new Department of Spanish & Portuguese PhD graduates with appointments that offer mentored training and experience to design and conduct instructional courses and research.  This program also provides high-quality teaching of undergraduate courses to help accommodate areas of high demand or…

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S&P alum Willivaldo Delgadillo wins award for book based on UCLA dissertation

Published: November 23, 2021

Willivaldo Delgadillo has been awarded the Premio Guillermo Rousset Banda for his book Fabular Juárez: marcos de guerra, memoria y los foros por venir, published in Ciudad Juárez in 2020 by Brown Buffalo Press and the Instituto para la Ciudad y los Derechos Humanos. The Rousset Banda prize is awarded annually by the Universidad Autónoma de…

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The short documentary Aguilas (Kristy Guevara-Flanagan & Maite Zubiaurre, 2021) is now part of the IDA Shortlist for Best Documentary Short!

Published: November 4, 2021

Aguilas is on the New Yorker short documentary platform and will screen on PBS’s Oscar and Emmy-award-winning documentary series POV on December 6. Aguilas is eligible for the Oscar nomination list. Aguilas has been admitted into numerous festivals and has won 8 awards so far (see list below): 1.Big Sky Documentary Film Festival 2021, Missoula, MN, February…

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Juliana Espinal wins award for her Ph.D. dissertation

Published: November 4, 2021

Assistant Adjunct Professor and Faculty Fellow Juliana Espinal was recently awarded the prize for best doctoral thesis in her field of specialization for the period 2019-2021 by the Asociación de Colombianistas. Dr. Espinal defended her dissertation, titled “De forma oblicua: representaciones de la violencia paramilitar en la Colombia del siglo XXI,” at UCLA in Spring 2021. The prize…

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Águilas/Eagles wins the 2021 Nashville Film Festival Award for Best Documentary Short

Published: October 13, 2021

Águilas/Eagles (Kristy Guevara-Flanagan & Maite Zubiaurre, 2021) is the winner of the 2021 Nashville Film Festival Award for Best Short Doc! Águilas has won numerous awards (, is featured on the New Yorker, and will air on November 22nd as part of the Oscar and Emmy-awarded PBS series, POV. You can watch Águilas HERE  

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Gemma Repiso-Puigdelliura receives NSF Doctoral Dissertation Research Improvement Grant

Published: October 7, 2021

Congratulations to our graduate student, Gemma Repiso-Puigdelliura, on being awarded the Doctoral Dissertation Research Improvement Grant from the National Science Foundation (NSF) Linguistics Program (Award #: BCS-2116801). The NSF Linguistics Program supports basic science in the domain of human language, encompassing investigations of the grammatical properties of individual human languages, and of natural language in…

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Congratulations Karime Parodi for publishing her article in La Corónica!

Published: August 26, 2021

We congratulate Karime Parodi on publishing her article, From Seduction to Sexual Assault: Consent and Heterosexual Interaction in the Libro de buen amor in La Corónica, the leading journal of Hispanic medieval studies in the US! Karime’s article on the Libro de buen amor began as a paper for Professor John Dagenais‘s seminar, Spanish 262A: Two…

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Laura Muñoz receives ACLS Post Doctoral Fellowship

Published: August 19, 2021

Congratulations to our recent graduate, Laura Muñoz, on being awarded the Emerging Voices Fellowship for 2021 by The American Council of Learned Societies (ACLS). The American Council of Learned Societies (ACLS) has proudly named 48 new Emerging Voices Fellows for 2021. With the continued uncertainty enveloping academe in the wake of the COVID-19 economic downturn,…

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