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Faculty Spotlight

José Aranda
José Aranda

José Aranda joined the English Department faculty in 1994, and became a member, serving as chairman of the Hispanic Studies Department from 2007 to 2012.  He received his Ph.D. in 1995 in American literature from Brown University. 

For more information see his brief bio.

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Student Spotlight

Roxana Fatemizadeh spotlight
Roxana Fatemizadeh spotlight
Hispanic Studies major Roxana Fatemizadeh went on a HuMED trip this summer to Kpando, Ghana.  The team worked in Margaret Marquart Hospital (mainly with the public health unit).  Most of the doctors were on 2-year rotations from Cuba and didn't speak English, so even in Ghana, her Spanish was quite useful in communicating!


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Entre Líneas, student magazine (Rice News, Aug 2012)

Upcoming Talks by faculty

Spanish Resource Center, Est. 6/09

Latin American Studies Major Approved!!!!

Spring break 2012 CUBA trip!

Prof. Duno receives Honorable Mention 2012 Research Award

Prof. Jose Aranda wins Brown Teaching Award!

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For more publication information by the Spanish and Portuguese faculty members see their page, via the faculty list  (click on their names).