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HCAYS Students Visit El Camino de Santiago

Twenty-four students from Hamilton College and several other colleges (including Williams, Swarthmore, Davidson and Grinnell) visited Galicia last week as part of Hamilton’s Academic Year in Spain.  More ...

Arthur Williams '16 at the Lend for America Summit in Berkeley, Calif., in Nov. 2014. It's the leading summit for student-led microfinance organizations.
Arthur Williams ’16 Studying Microfinance Impact on Cuban Entrepreneurship

Over the past seven years Cuba has seen many changes. Since Raúl Castro assumed the Cuban presidency in 2008, he has introduced a number of economic reforms that have removed many commercial restrictions and lessened government control. This has resulted in a growing private sector and a rise in Cuban self-employed entrepreneurs.  More ...

Elana Van Arnam '17
Was Spain's Queen Juana I Truly Mad?

Elana Van Arnam ’17 is pursuing research into one of Spain’s most commonly misunderstood monarchs: Juana I of Castile. Popularly known as “Juana la Loca,” or Juana the Mad, the Queen is one of the most iconic figures in early-modern Spanish history.  Van Arnam’s summer research is funded through an Emerson Summer Collaborative Research Award and is being directed by Assistant Professor of Hispanic Studies Xavier Tubau.  More ...

Matt Cartwright '83 and Max Flath '16 in Cartwright's Washington, D.C. office.
A Traffic Jam, A Bumper Sticker, An Internship

Max Flath ’16 is getting an inside look into the workings of our political system this summer as an intern in the office of Congressman Matt Cartwright ’83 (D-PA-17). Though internships on Capitol Hill are not uncommon, the manner by which Flath acquired his internship stands out as unique and reinforces the power of  Hamilton connections.  More ...

Njideka Ofoleta ’16 Sheds Light on Women Emigrating from Africa to Spain

When Njideka Ofoleta ’16 studied abroad in Spain last semester, she noticed something about the population in her neighborhood. She lived in an area with a high immigrant population, and although she saw many African men in public and in the media, she saw few African women. She realized that African women were rarely discussed, and she “wanted to delve deeper into that rarely-covered realm.” With a grant from the Emerson Foundation, Ofoleta has spent time in Morocco, Spain, and the United States to research African women immigrating into Spain.  More ...

Lisa Yang '17 and Aida Shadrav '17
Lisa Yang ’17, Aida Shadrav ’17 Awarded Gilman Scholarships

Lisa Yang ’17 and Aida Shadrav ’17 have been awarded Gilman International Scholarship Program awards for undergraduate study abroad. Yang plans to study in China through the Associated Colleges in China (ACC) program this summer and Shadrav will study in Spain this fall through the Hamilton College Academic Year in Spain.  More ...

Maria Willstedt
Willstedt Presents on Spanish Medievalism

Maria Willstedt, assistant professor of Hispanic studies, presented "Martin Sarmiento: A Medievalist at the Court of the Spanish Bourbon Kings," at the 50th International Congress on Medieval Studies, held May 14-17 at Western Michigan University, Kalamazoo.  More ...

Hamilton students have been volunteering teaching Spanish at Clinton elementary for three years.
Eighteen Hamilton Students Teach Spanish at Clinton Elementary

This past semester, 18 Hamilton students taught Spanish to students at Clinton Elementary School. These Hamilton students attended a two-day training workshop prior to beginning the program to learn about teaching methods and share ideas for activities. The program began on February 9 and continued until the end of April.   More ...

Meg Alexander '15
Margaret Alexander ’15 Awarded Fulbright ETA to Malaysia

Margaret “Meg” Alexander ’15 has been awarded a Fulbright English Teaching Assistantship to Malaysia. A world politics and Hispanic studies major, she studied in Madrid through Hamilton’s Program in Spain in spring 2014.  More ...

Joana Sabadell-Nieto
Sabadell-Nieto Lectures in Warsaw

Joana Sabadell-Nieto, professor of Hispanic studies and director of Hamilton’s Academic Year in Spain, delivered a plenary lecture titled “Transitional Discourses, Impossible Selfies” at the XV Conference of the International Institute of Sociocriticism: Literature, Community, Memory.  More ...

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