Hispanists and Interdisciplinary Research symposium at U of Arizona

The Department of Spanish and Portuguese is pleased to welcome back two of its most distinguished PhDs for a Colloquium and Panel Discussion. This session responds to the call from provost to rethink how we do interdisciplinarity on campus. Professors Susan Larson, Associate Professor of Spanish at the University of Kentucky and Ben Fraser, recently promoted to Associate Professor at the College of Charleston will return to take part in a symposium entitled Hispanists and Interdisciplinary Research.

The colloquium  will take place on   Wednesday April 3 from 3:30-5:15 p.m. in the Santa Cruz Room of the Student Union Professor Larson will speak on “The Spatial Politics of Spanish Cultural Studies.” The Title of Professor Fraser’s talk is“Urban Cultural Studies: A Visit to Biutiful Barcelona.” Their talks will be followed by Panel Discussion on doing interdisciplinary research that will feature the two speakers as well as JP Jones, Dean College of Social and Behavioral Sciences, and Malcolm Alan Compitello, Head Department of Spanish and Portuguese who this semester are teaching an innovative interdisciplinary class on Space and Culture that brings together students from the College of Humanities and the College of Social and Behavioral Sciences Continue reading