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Fall 2022 Italian Studies

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Spanish major with French minor awarded Gilman scholarship

Abigail Zurita-Calvario, an Honors College senior majoring in political science and Spanish and minoring in French, was recently awarded a U.S. State Department Benjamin A. Gilman scholarship for study abroad. This award aims…

Oscar Campo Becerra wins prize for novel

Oscar Campo Becerra, a PhD candidate in Hispanic Studies, has won the first ever Anne Bonny Prize for Narrative for his work Días hábiles. As a reward for winning this new international literary…

David Abugaber awarded William Orr Dingwall Foundation Fellowship

David Abugaber (PhD candidate in Hispanic Linguistics) has been awarded the highly selective William Orr Dingwall Foundation‘s Dissertation Fellowship in the Cognitive, Clinical, and Neural Foundations of Language for the 2020-2021 academic year.

Morgan-Short interviewed for The Pulse podcast

Kara Morgan-Short, Professor of Hispanic Linguistics and Psychology, was interviewed for The Pulse podcast for a story about learning new languages through apps. Read a summary of the segment and listen online.

Liliana Sánchez receives NSF grant

Liliana Sánchez, Professor of Hispanic Linguistics and director of the Bilingualism and Language Contact Lab, and her co-investigator, Elena Koulidobrova, from Central Connecticut State University, have received an National Science Foundation grant for…

Juanita Calvo receives DFI Fellowship

Juanita Calvo, a PhD candidate in Hispanic Studies, has been announced as a Diversifying Higher Education Faculty in Illinois (DFI) Fellow for the upcoming 2020-2021 year. The DFI is awarded by the Illinois…

New publication by Badiola, Sande-Piñeiro, and Núñez-Cedeño

Lucía Badiola (PhD candidate) and Ariane Sande-Piñeiro (PhD 2018) have co-authored with Rafael Núñez-Cedeño (Professor Emeritus) the article “Segmental, syllabic, and phrasal stratum domains of Dominican Surprise-[s] hypercorrection“, published recently by Routledge as…

Irene Finestrat receives Kouvel Fellowship

Irene Finestrat has been selected to receive the Audrey Lumsden-Kouvel Fellowship for the 2020-2021 academic year. The Kouvel Fellowship provides support for PhD students in the Department of Hispanic and Italian Studies as…