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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!

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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!

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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.

Modern Languages is hiring an Assistant Professor in Portuguese and Brazilian/Lusophone Studies. The Search & Screen Committee announces a public meeting to which all persons are invited on Monday 13th, at 10:00AM. Please click on the link for the Zoom meeting ID. Topic: First Search & Screen Committee-Public Meeting (Assistant Professor in Portuguese and Brazilian/Lusophone Studies) Time: Dec 13, 2021 10:00 AM Eastern Time (US and Canada)

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The Japan Foundation has awarded a Salary Assistantship Grant to the Department of Modern Languages for Japanese Language Courses that will be utilized to cover parts of adjunct professors' salaries. Date: December 1st, 2021 Time: 11:00 AM-12:PM Location: Florida International University, Green Library, GL220. New Consul General of Japan in Miami, Kazuhiro Nakai delivered the check to Associate Dean Shlomi Dinar on behalf of Dr. John Stack.

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The Department of Modern Languages at Florida International University in Miami, Florida, invites applications for an Assistant Professor in the Portuguese Program, beginning August 2022. A Ph.D. in Portuguese and Brazilian/Lusophone Studies is required and must be in-hand by August 12, 2022. We are seeking candidates with expertise in either Linguistics or Literature and Cultural Studies, with demonstrated interdisciplinary research interests. Please click the title for more information.

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Join Dr. Alberto Sosa-Cabanas in his new course which explores Cuba's cultural history through the discussion of topics such as: slavery, the emergence of Afro-Cuban culture, racial relations, and more!

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The Teaching Assistant Program in France offers the opportunity to work in France for 7 months, teaching English to French students of all ages. Each year, over 1,500 American citizens and permanent residents teach in public schools across all regions of metropolitan France and in the overseas departments of France such as French Guiana, Guadeloupe, Martinique and Réunion. Please click the link for more information.

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Congratulations to our PhD student, Habey Hechavarria, recipient of the Dissertation Year Fellowship Award (DYF) for Spring and Summer 2022! The Dissertation Year Fellowship (DYF) provides support to highly-qualified FIU doctoral students during the writing phase of their dissertation. It is intended to facilitate the timely completion of high-quality manuscripts and dissertations.

Congratulations to our PhD student Lydia Cerritos recipient of the Dissertation Evidence Acquisition (DEA) Fellowship Award for Spring 2022! The Dissertation Year Fellowship (DYF) provides support to highly-qualified FIU doctoral students during the writing phase of their dissertation. It is intended to facilitate the timely completion of high-quality manuscripts and dissertations.