The Department of Romance Languages and Literatures has added expertise in modern Spanish and Italian culture and literature this year with two new faculty hires — Pedro Aguilera-Mellado and Charles Leavitt IV. Aguilera-Mellado, who comes to Notre Dame from the University of Michigan, focuses on modern and contemporary Spain. Leavitt, who received a Ph.D. from Notre Dame in 2010, returns to the University after teaching Italian studies at the University of Reading.
Juliana Ison has always had a passion for service. Even before coming to Notre Dame, she had already spent 1,000 hours volunteering. It wasn’t until a service trip to Chile this summer, however, that the senior saw how her majors — psychology and Spanish — could blend with a career path that involves helping others.
La ciudad vencida y El Caracazo, an interview with Yeniter Poleo
On November 1st of 2018, students of the undergraduate course “Violence and Unrest in the Latin American Lettered City” interviewed Yeniter Poleo via videoconference. Poleo, author of the novel La ciudad vencida…
‘Listening to Puerto Rico’: ND professors document stories from Hurricane Maria
Kelli Smith | Thursday, November 1, 2018
A few months after Hurricane Maria devastated Puerto Rico in Sept. 2017, Marisel Moreno received an email.
The email was addressed to her and Thomas F. Anderson, both professors of romance languages and literature. It invited them to speak about the impact Hurricane Maria had on Puerto Ricans in a series of informational videos. …