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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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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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