The Department of Romance Languages and Literatures is offering beginning and intermediate levels of online asynchronous Kreyol language instruction to accommodate students' scholastic and/or work schedules. Periodic individual or group meetings (by appointment) with the instructor are required.
Assistant Professor of Spanish Stephanie Schmidt has received the Dr. Nuala McGann Drescher Award for her project “Indigenous Child Martyrs of Tlaxcala: Ancestors and Saints.” Professor Schmidt will receive a full semester of leave for Fall 2020 to complete her project.
Lilian Macancela, a spring 2020 UB graduate with a BA in Social Sciences Interdisciplinary, a concentration in Legal Studies and a minor in Italian, has been selected for a Fulbright award to Italy October 2021-June 2022.
Aris is a scholar of raciolinguistics, a branch of sociolinguistics that examines how language practices contribute to the making of ethno-racial identity. Her dissertation critically analyzes the ways in which racial and linguistic profiling affect Dominican-born and Dominican-origin pupils in classroom spaces.