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Alumni Spotlight
January 27, 2017

We are starting the New Year with a heartening Alumni Spotlight.

Maggie Toulouse Oliver is this weeks recognized Alumni and New Mexico’s newly elected Secretary of State. Maggie answered …

Professor Vallejos Invited to Speak at Berkeley
January 27, 2017

Professor Rosa Vallejos was invited by the Department of Linguistics at UC Berkeley to give a talk at the Fieldwork Forum on February 2, 2017.

She will be presenting on the challenges of letting…


Dr. Nogar's Podcast
February 24, 2017

If you were not able to make it to Dr. Nogar’s talk last week, “The Challenge of National Literary Historiography: The Case of Mexican Literature Latin American”, no problem, we have…

Alumni Spotlight
February 23, 2017

Erin Weddington illuminates our Alumni newsfeed this week with her dedication to her community and students. Read about this S&P Alumni’s journey to elevating first generation high school stude…

Alumni Spotlight
February 10, 2017

After graduation Alumni set off for new journeys in every direction around the globe. This week Spanish and Portuguese Alumni Vanessa Fonseca tells us what she has been up to since graduation.


Alumni Spotlight
March 24, 2017

Shelli Rottschafer, Ph.D. completed her doctorate from the University of New Mexico in Latin American Contemporary Literature and a minor emphasis in Portuguese(2005).  Since 2…

Alumni Spotlight
March 10, 2017

Alumni Fernando Melero Garcia graces our Alumni Spotlight this week. Fernando graduated from the S&P Department in May 2013 with an MA in Hispanic Linguistics. Mr. Melero is now pursuing his PhD in Hi…

World Language Expo 2017
March 10, 2017

The annual World Language Expo hosted by the Foreign Languages Department took place last Saturday, March 4th and it was a fruitful event. There were over 60+ language workshops taking place in Orte…

Brown Bag Presentation
March 10, 2017

Three S&P members participated at a Brown Bag Presentation held by The Educational Linguistics Program on Monday, February 27. Marián Giraldez Elizo and Sarah Schulman, Spanish Ed. Ling. PhD can…


Dr. Quinn To Be Keynote Speaker at UNLV
April 24, 2017

Professor Mary Quinn has accepted an invitation to be a keynote speaker for the symposium “Cervantes in the Wild West: Vices and Virtues Cervantes en el oeste salvaje: vicios y virtudes”.…

Alumni Spotlight
April 21, 2017

This week we catch up with S&P Alumni Willyam Thums. Willyam has been diligently working towards a PhD and second Master’s degree since graduating from UNM in the spring of 2017 with a Master&#…

Portuguese Students Traveling to Brazil
April 21, 2017

Five Portuguese students will be spending their summer in Rio de Janeiro through the LAII summer FLAS Fellowship. The Foreign Language and Area Studies (FLAS) Fellowship is available to students thro…

Dr. Shin Selected for 2017 Women in STEM Award
April 21, 2017

Please join us in congratulating Associate Professor Naomi Shin for her major accomplishment in being selected for the 2017 Women in STEM Awards! A group of ten UNM Professors has been awarded the pr…

Alumni Spotlight
April 10, 2017

Alumni are an essential part of the S&P Department. They remind us of the important role we play in students’ lives not only as maturing individuals, but also as professionals. Dr. Mary Hudgens…

S&P Department Hosts High School Students
April 10, 2017

The Spanish and Portuguese Department hosts high school students annually to visit the department and observe Spanish and Portuguese classes. Last week, March 30th, we had the pleasure of hosting 36 …

S&P Presents at Conferences
April 10, 2017

The S&P Faculty and students have been presenting their research and knowledge at multiple conferences this spring semester.

 Céfiro Conference

Professor and Department Chair, Anthony C&#22…


Alumni Spotlight
May 5, 2017

Alejandrina graduated from the S&P Department in December 2016 with an MA in Hispanic Literature. Ms. Padilla is now working at the National Institute of Flamenco planning the organization’s 30t…

Sigma Delta Pi Initiation Ceremony
May 5, 2017

The Chapter Mu Alpha of Sigma Delta Pi in the Department of Spanish and Portuguese at the University of New Mexico held their third initiation ceremony Friday, April 28, 2017. Congratulations to the n…

S&P PhD Candidate Awarded LAII Field Research Grant
May 5, 2017

Diego Bustos, PhD candidate in Spanish and Portuguese, has been awarded a LAII Field Research Grant for summer 2017. The grant provides funding for exploratory field research in Latin America an…


Dr. Nogar Receives Award for Project
June 21, 2017

Professor Anna Nogar has received an award for her project titled "El Camino Real de Tierra Adentro National Historic Trail Travel: Discover Our Shared Heritage Travel Itinerary and the Ft. L…

KUNM Podcast with Dr. Nogar and Dr. Lamadrid
June 21, 2017

Dr. Anna Nogar and Emeritus Professor Enrique Lamadrid interviewed with host Cristina Baccin on KUNM. Dr. Nogar and Dr. Lamadrid spoke about their book Sisters in Blue/Hermanas de azul: …


Cruzada de los libros perdidos
September 29, 2017

La cruzada de los libros perdidos / The Crusade of Lost Books is a worldwide initiative to promote reading. The event occurs on a specific date, distributing books around a given city inviting…

Alumni Spotlight
September 29, 2017

As we near the end of Homecoming 2017: Living La Vida Lobo, we would like to recognize Alumni Miguel Estrada.  Miguel is currently an Associate Professor, and Chair of English and Modern Lan…

Alumni Spotlight
September 15, 2017

This week on our Alumni Spotlight, we would like to recognize and congratulate Professor Colín on his accomplishments!

After completing his Ph.D studies at the University of New Mexico, Albuquer…

Alumni Spotlight
September 1, 2017

To kick off the new school year, we begin by saying welcome back.  This week we introduce the Alumni Spotlight of the week Daniel Abeyta. Abeyta graduated UNM with a BA in Spanish Literature and …


Alumni Spotlight
October 20, 2017

Angelica Sánchez-Clark with her niece Sophia Sánchez.

What are you doing now/where are you

"I have been working for the National Park Service (NPS) as a linguist-historian, then historian, for the past ten years, first for the Spanish Colonial Re…


Prof. Holguín Chaparro Wins Poetry Publication
November 21, 2017

On Thursday, November 16, 2017 La Coordinación de Fomento a la Lectura y Programa Editorial del Instituto de Cultura del Municipio announced the winners for the “Publicaciones 2017”.&…

Alumni Spotlight
November 17, 2017

Alex Macias illuminates our Alumni Spotlight this week, graduating from UNM with a Bachelors of Arts in Economics and Spanish.  He is currently helping with the immigrant community in New Mexico.…

S&P Graduate Students at Shared Knowledge Conference
November 14, 2017

At the Shared Knowledge Conference hosted by UNM on Wednesday, November 8, 2017, numerous SpanPort graduate students showcased their research.  The Shared Knowledge Conference is a recognition fo…

Alumni Spotlight
November 3, 2017

This week, Laura Vega highlights our Alumni Spotlight.  She is currently brining justice in our state of New Mexico as a Lawyer. 

Laura graduated magna cum laude from University of New Mexic…


Alumni Spotlight
December 1, 2017

The Alumni we would like to illuminate this week is Sutter Sugar.  Mr. Sugar was co-President of SPGSA and is currently a sucessful realtor, and a volunteer at Manzano High School. 

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