Here are the Seniors who presented their Capstone presentations in 2023 and the titles of their presentations and Capstone directors:
Molly Sullivan: La crimigración: centros de detención y el encarcelamiento masivo
(Capstone director: Dr. Pablo Zavala)
Alanna Olsen: Kume mongen: Practicas mapuches y la decolonización de la salud publica en Chile [Capstone & Honors Thesis] (Capstone director: Dr. Natán Henne)
Senior Alanna Olsen has been selected as a recipient of a 2023 Sigma Delta Pi Undergraduate Study Abroad Award! Alanna Olsen is also the current President of Loyola University's chapter of Sigma Delta Pi, a national Spanish Honor Society.
Latin American Studies will host the panel discussion, "Latinx Culture, Diplomacy, & Law" on Oct.5 at 5 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. in the St. Charles Room in the Danna Center.
Dacre Stoker, the great grand-nephew of Bram Stoker and the international best-selling co-author of "Dracula the Un-Dead" and "Dracul," will be sharing highlights of his archival research in his quest to better understand the research and the writing of "Dracula" (1897). Dacre Stoker will give a public lecture about his archival research at Loyola University on Nov.9 from 7 to 8:30 p.m. in Monroe Hall, Room 610.
Professor and Co-Chair of the Languages and Cultures Department, Dr. Naomi Yavneh Klos, had a tremendous idea that came to fruition on March 17, 2022. She created a traveling exhibition titled, “Anne Frank: A History for Today,” consisting of 30 panels that tell Anne Frank’s story, the history of World War II, and the Holocaust.
In April, Sasha Solano-McDaniel ('21) was awarded the Fulbright-Casten Family Foundation Award to attend the University of Gastronomic Sciences (UNISG) for the academic year 2022-23. During this yearlong program she will earn a Master of Gastronomy: World Food Cultures and Mobility while studying in Pollenzo, Italy. This is an interdisciplinary program encompassing all aspects of food culture and includes various study trips as well as a two-month internship or research project requirement.
At the President's Convocation in February 2022, Dr. Naomi Yavneh-Klos was awarded the University Faculty Senate Award for Outstanding Teaching 2021-2022 as well as a Marquette Fellowship to complete her book, "In Quarantine with Anne Frank: Lessons of Compassion in a Time of Anxiety, Uncertainty, and Hate."
Gabriela Brewer (graduated Spring '21), a double major in Biological Sciences and Spanish, received a Language Assistant position to teach English in Madrid, Spain, through Coversa Spain. She will start in November 2021, and will work with students 18 years and younger in Madrid schools.
(Pictured is student Alisa Salame with her father)
Visiting Assistant Professor Dr. Pablo Zavala created a website of his students' final Latinx projects this spring, which could be poems, short stories, paintings, podcasts, or drawings made to reflect their own identity and/or issues related to Latinx experiences such as immigration and discrimination. The final result is an amazing compilation of touchingly personal, heartfelt projects.
See the projects here.
Three Latin American Studies and Spanish seniors presented their final, culminating projects together with the three French seniors who gave their Capstone presentations on April 28. Pictured here are the six senior presenters: (left to right) Roux Fernandez, Kimberly Diaz, Sabah Bashi, Christophe Cogerino, Ella Cogerino, and Catherine Boudreaux flanked by Spanish/LAS professor Dr. Pablo Zavala (left) and French professor, Dr. Stacey Battis (right).
Here is the complete Capstone program listing the six students who participated this year and the titles of their projects.