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Jennifer Leeman receives 2024-2025 Fulbright U.S. Scholar Award

Jennifer Leeman receives 2024-2025 Fulbright U.S. Scholar Award

Jennifer Leeman, professor of Spanish linguistics in the Department of Modern and Classical Languages, will spend the fall semester at the Universidad de Murcia in Spain, where she will lecture on topics in applied linguistics and sociolinguistics as well as aid in the supervision of doctoral students. She will also carry out a research project, an empirical study of language attitudes among international university students studying in Murcia.

Olson Becomes Editor-In-Chief of Dante Studies

Olson Becomes Editor-In-Chief of Dante Studies

Kristina Olson, Associate Professor of Italian, has been appointed as the new Editor-in-Chief of Dante Studies, the peer-reviewed and top tier journal of the Dante Society of America.

Learn more about next year's fellows!

Learn more about next year's fellows!

The residential research fellows for fall 2024 and spring 2025 are drawn from across a variety of departments and programs in the College of Humanities of Social Sciences as well as the Schar School of Policy and Government. Their diverse projects explore the CHR's 2024-25 theme of "humanity and its others."

SHLE certificate student Lauren Saravia leads professional development session

SHLE certificate student Lauren Saravia leads professional development session

Lauren Saravia led a professional development session for her Spotsylvania County Public Schools colleagues titled "Supporting Students in Spanish Heritage Instruction." She covered topics such as the characteristics of heritage learners and the reasons that traditional Spanish classes fail to meet their needs.

Dr. Jennifer Leeman gives invited keynote talk

Dr. Jennifer Leeman gives invited keynote talk

Dr. Jennifer Leeman gives invited plenary speech, “Critical language awareness as transformative pedagogy: Intersections with antiracist, decolonial, and social justice frameworks,” at the 11th National Symposium on Spanish as a Heritage Language co-hosted by Texas A&M university – San Antonio and University of Texas – San Antonio last week (February 21-24, 2024).

Dr. Esperanza Román-Mendoza gives invited workshop

Dr. Esperanza Román-Mendoza gives invited workshop

Dr. Esperanza Román-Mendoza was an invited speaker at the recent Heritage Language Learning Symposium hosted by University of North Carolina - Charlotte where she gave a workshop titled, “Language learning technologies in mixed classrooms”

Giselle Quezada wins competitive scholarship to study abroad

Giselle Quezada wins competitive scholarship to study abroad

Giselle Quezada, a current graduate student in the Dual Master's concentration in Global Affairs and Spanish, was recently awarded a competitive “Increasing Access Scholarship” to participate in a study abroad program in Spain this summer 2024.