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RLL's faculty continue to be recognized for their excellence. 

Peggy McCracken was named the Anna Julia Cooper Distinguished University Professor of Medieval French Literature at the July meeting of the Board of Regents. Read the story here.

Cristina Moreiras-Menor was named the Kathleen M. Canning Collegiate Professor of Spanish and Women’s and Gender Studies by the College of Literature, Science, and the Arts. Read the story here.

María Dorantes was named the Maria E. Cotera Collegiate Lecturer at the September meeting of the LSA Faculty. Read the story here.

Lorenzo García-Amaya won the 2022 Class of 1923 Memorial Teaching Award for outstanding teaching of undergraduates. Recipients of this award are chosen by the LSA Executive Committee from among those recommended for promotion from assistant professor to associate professor whose achievements “foretell a prolific career as a scholar, teacher, and mentor.”

Sabine Gabaron won the 2022 Matthews Underclass Teaching Award. This award honors significant contributions to teaching first- and second-year students. Sabine is the fifth member of RLL’s faculty to win this award in the past six years. Read the story here.

Larry La Fountain-Stokes received three awards for his work in Puerto Rican and transgender studies, including the 2022 Blanca G. Silvestrini Prize, honorable mention for the 2022 Sylvia Molloy Prize, and he was co-winner of the Sylvia Rivera Award in Transgender Studies for 2021-22. Read the story here.

Giulia Riccò received the Italian Scientists and Scholars in North America Foundation’s Young Investigator Award for innovation in the study of Italian Culture (ISSNAF). Read the story here.

Teresa Satterfield won LSA’s Award for Undergraduate Education in Race and Ethnicity Instruction. Read the story here

Enrique García Santo-Tomás published his most recent book, María de Zayas y la imaginación crítica: Bibliografía razonada y comentada. Read more about the book here.

Ana Sabau published her first book, Riot and Rebellion in Mexico: The Making of a Race War Paradigm. Read more about the book here.

Gareth Williams published a translation of his monograph  The Other Side of the Popular: Neoliberalism and Subalternity in Latin America in Spanish. El Otro Lado de lo Popular, El Neoliberalismo y Subalternidad en America Latina, was published by Ediciones Macul in Santiago, Chile. Read more about the book here.

To see a current list of all the books published by our faculty please visit this page.

Gavin Arnall was promoted to Associate Professor with tenure. His interests converge at the intersection of aesthetics, politics, and philosophy. He specializes in modern and contemporary Latin American and the Caribbean. Arnall’s first book, Subterranean Fanon: An Underground Theory of Radical Change (Columbia University Press, 2020) explores the writings of Frantz Fanon and the evolution of his theories of change over time. Subterranean Fanon was selected as an Editor’s Pick by the journal EuropeNow.

Lorenzo García-Amaya was promoted to Associate Professor with tenure. He is a linguist who works primarily in the fields of Second Language Acquisition, Psycholinguistics, and Sociophonetics. His research focuses on the development of fluency and cognitive abilities by second language learners. García-Amaya is a co-founder of the Speech Production Lab. He is a member of the team working on the From Africa to Patagonia project. This is a large, humanities-based, collaboration exploring how language is entangled with cultural identity through the Patagonian Boers, a community that traces its roots to the South-African Boers who settled in Patagonia, Argentina, in the twentieth century.  

Six lecturers were promoted to Lecturer II in the Winter 2022 semester. Promotion to Lecturer II comes after a successful major review at the end of the lecturer’s fourth year of employment.

In the Italian section, Roberto Mosciatti was promoted. In the Spanish section, the following lecturers were promoted to Lecturer II: Antonio Fernández Rodríguez, Gabriella Liburdi, Lisa Montes, and Natalie Nagl. Additionally, Michela Russo who has taught in both the Italian and Spanish sections, was promoted to Lecturer II. 

Roberto Mosciatti
Antonio Fernández Rodríguez
Gabriella Liburdi
Lisa Montes
Natalie Nagl
Michela Russo

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