Eliecer Jiménez Almeida, entering PhD. student, well-known director, and founder of Ikaik Films, was recently interviewed by Rialta Magazine for his directorial work on his independent films and documentaries: Usufructo (2010), Verdadero Beach (2012), La faz de las aguas (2012), Arte soy (2012) y Persona (2014). Click the link to read the full article!
The Association of Florida Teachers of Japanese held the Fifth Annual AFTJ Bento Contest and 24 wonderful bento were submitted this year. We are proud to announce that 1st place was Ms. Stephania Marquez who is currently in Intermediate Japanese II (Professor Komura) at FIU and 2nd place was Ms. Misha Lozada from Miami Palmetto Senior High School (Professor Avello). Congratulations to both of the students!! Click for pictures of their creative bento!
Congratulations to our PhD student Lydia Cerritos, recipient of the Tinker Graduate Student Field Research Travel Grant from the Latin American and Caribbean Center (LACC) to conduct pre-dissertation research at the University of Costa Rica in the Centro de Investigaciones Históricas de América Central and UCR libraries. LACC’s Tinker Grant Program funds graduate student travel to any Spanish or Portuguese- speaking country in Latin America and the Caribbean to conduct pre-dissertation research.
We would like to announce that the Department of Modern Languages, in conjunction with FIU’s Cuban Research Institute and the University Graduate School, are sponsoring the Graduate Lecture Series, “Nation and Race: A Conversation about Cultural Politics in Contemporary Cuba.” The event will take place on Thursday, January 20th, 2022, at 7p.m. via Zoom. Click the link for the Zoom link and password!
Dr. Moira Inghilleri, Program Director, Comparative Literature, Professor of Translation and Interpreting Studies and Comparative Literature at the University of Massachusetts Amherst, will be presenting a lecture on research integrity. More information on this event will be coming soon!
Dr. Nicholas Jones, Assistant Professor at UC Davis, will be presenting a lecture entitled, "Cervantine Blackness." More information on this event will be coming soon!