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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

Lorena Villarreal spotlight
Lorena Villarreal
Major Lorena Villarreal sent the following note:  This summer was amazing.  I worked with Leadership Enterprise for a Diverse America (LEDA), a non-profit college-prep program  based in New York City, which seeks to redress inequality of higher educational opportunity for low-income high school juniors across the United States, whose socio-economic, racial and/or ethnic background is currently under-represented at the nation's top colleges and universities.  This summer, the program hosted 60 students at Princeton University where we lived for 8 weeks. Read More »


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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).