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Gisela Heffes
Gisela Heffes

Gisela Heffes joined our faculty in July, 2009.  She graduated from Yale University in 2007, with a Ph.D. in Latin America literature.  

For further information see her brief bio.

Student Spotlight

Kendall Toarmina spotlight
Kendall Toarmina spotlight
From Kendall Toarmina, Class of 2010:
I'm about half-way done with my Fulbright award here in Argentina, and I wanted to share a quick update! I'm living in Northwest Argentina in the city of San Miguel de Tucumán, which has a population of about 1 million. My main activities are teaching English in a variety of settings. I work at a teacher training college, I visit high schools in the city and interact with students there, and I also help with teacher training for elementary school teachers.

In addition to teaching English, I started a food blog. It's an expression of my love of food, writing, and Argentine culture (but mostly food). :D The web address is http://www.argentinewithatwist.com . It's a collection of original recipes I created myself inspired by my experiences here in Argentina. It's really fun to experiment with new recipes and be able to share a little bit about Argentine culture with friends and family back home. And I'm learning a lot in the process.

I hope everything is going well in the Hispanic Studies Dept at Rice! I should be back in Houston sometime in early 2012, and I'll be sure to stop by!


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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).