• Congratulations to ROMS graduate student Greg Severyn

    Congratulations to ROMS graduate student Greg Severyn who just accepted a position as Visiting Assistant Professor of Spanish at Kenyon College.

  • Articles by graduate students Kate Good and Rhi Johnson just published in Decimonónica

    The department congratulates Kate Good and Rhi Johnson for the publication of their articles in the Winter 2017 issue of Decimonónica, Journal of Nineteenth Century Hispanic Cultural Production. Kate Good’s essay is entitled “Women and Huevos: Matters of Food, Religion, and Gender … Continued

  • Publications Office wins Thomas W. Ross Publishing Grant

    As a part of constant efforts to improve our Publications office, Frank Dominguez (Editor) and Nelly Whitney (Publications Manager) were able to secure a Thomas W. Ross Publishing grant from the UNC Press to help digitize older issues of the … Continued

  • Commitment to Inclusivity

    The Department of Romance Studies states in the strongest terms our commitment to inclusivity and diversity and our ongoing determination to provide a welcoming and inclusive environment for all faculty, students, staff, and guests of the department, regardless of age, … Continued

  • In emotional atmosphere, teachers take class time to discuss election results

    Julia Mack, of ROMS, talks to the Daily Tar Heel about the effect of the election on some of her students

  • Sam Amago named Bowman & Gordon Gray Distinguished Term Professor

    Many many congratulations to Professor Sam Amago who has been named as the Bowman and Gordon Gray Distinguished Term Professor! The Bowman and Gordon Gray Professorships support excellence in undergraduate teaching at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. … Continued

  • 2016 Honors in French

    We are truly proud of our students! Lucas Godley, a double major in French and Linguistics, has been awarded a John Phillip Couch Scholarship to study in Montpellier in the fall of 2016. And the following graduating seniors will be … Continued

  • Statement from the Department of Romance Studies Faculty Regarding House Bill 2

    The faculty of the Department of Romance Studies at Chapel Hill affirms and recognizes the University’s Policy Statement on Non-Discrimination (as revised October 2, 2015) as in full force and effect, and urges the North Carolina General Assembly and the … Continued

  • Rosa Perelmuter wins University Diversity Award

    The Department of Romance Studies congratulates Professor Rosa Perelmuter, director of the Moore Undergraduate Research Apprentice Award and Professor in our department, on being selected as a 2016 recipient of the University Diversity Award, which “recognizes significant contribution to the enhancement, support and/or furtherance … Continued

  • Spring 2016 Phi Beta Kappa Initiates

    The Department of Romance Studies is pleased to announce that the following majors will be initiated into Alpha of North Carolina Chapter of Phi Beta Kappa! Sarah Chaney Brianne Nicole Marino Claire Rolin Nielsen Rachel Bethany Poulin Julia D Simpson … Continued

  • Recent Faculty Publications

    The faculty in Romance Studies have produced many great works recently.  Check out the newest titles below: Dominguez, Frank. Carajicomedia: Parody and Satire in Early Modern Spain. New York and London: Tamesis, Boydell and Brewer, 2015 Estrada, Oswaldo Ed. Senderos … Continued

  • Rocha Vivas (PhD, 2015) awarded Premio Literario Casa de las Américas 2016

    Miguel Rocha Vivas, PhD in Romance Studies from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill in 2015 (advisor, Professor Emilio del Valle Escalante), has received in Cuba the prestigious international literature award Premio Literario Casa de las Américas 2016. … Continued

  • Sam Amago receives award from IAH

    Congratulations to Dr. Sam Amago, who has recently won an award from the Institute for Arts & Humanities. Dr. Amago has been selected by the Faculty Advisory Board to be a Faculty Fellow with the IAH in the Spring of 2017, … Continued

  • Rosa Perelmuter wins $1,000,000 Mellon Grant

    Congratulations to Prof. Rosa Perelmuter, Principal Investigator of a 4-year, $1,000,000 grant from the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation in support of the Moore Undergraduate Research Apprentice Program (MURAP). With additional funding from UNC, MURAP will be able to continue its … Continued

  • Dorothea Heitsch wins 2016 Chapman Award

    Congratulations to Dorothea Heitsch, who is this year’s recipient of the prestigious 2016 Chapman Family Distinguished Teaching Award for proven excellence in undergraduate education. The award conveys a semester’s leave as a fellow at the Institute for the Arts and … Continued

  • UNC Teaching Award to Luis Marcelino Gomez

    Congratulations to Luis Marcelino Gómez! He was chosen this year for a Student Undergraduate Teaching and Staff Awards (SUTASA). SUTASA was established in 1989 to recognize outstanding undergraduate instruction at the University. Each year, a committee of 15 to 20 … Continued

  • Celebrating an early unpublished Latin American novel on Nov. 18

    A roundtable discussion on Nov. 18 at UNC will celebrate the publication of Latin American writer José María Vargas Vila’s manuscript of his novel, En los jardines de Lesbos. The event will be held at 5:30 p.m. in the Pleasants … Continued

  • Jessica Tanner wins Lawrence R. Scherhr Award

    Jessica Tanner has received the Lawrence R. Schehr Memorial Award for her paper “Branding Naturalism: The Ecology of Vice in Zola” at the Nineteenth-Century French Studies Colloquium at Princeton. The NCFS describes the prize: “In remembrance of Larry Schehr’s profound … Continued

  • Newest Members of the Department

    You may see some new faces around Dey Hall this year.  Here’s a quick introduction, though you should really try to get to know each of these amazing people better!  

  • A New Name for our 106-year-old Department

    *The following article originally appeared on the UNC Global Website* The home for research and study of the French, Italian, Portuguese and Spanish languages and associated cultures in the College of Arts and Sciences at the University of North Carolina at … Continued

  • Couch Scholarship and Teaching Assistant Program in France (TAPIF)

    Congratulations to John Philip Couch Scholarship winner, Anna Taylor! Congratulations to our Teaching Assistant Program in France winners! Darrin Benjumea (Rouen) Rose Davis (Grenoble) Elizabeth Fisher (Besançon) Rachel Johnson (Lille) Daniel Pinelli (Limoges) Sarah Priest (Lille) Ashley Roddy (Dijon-waitlisted)   … Continued

  • Gómez Castellano wins Award for Poetry

    Irene Gómez Castellano has been selected as the 2015 winner for the Premio Victoria Urbano de Creación awarded by the Asociación Internacional de Literatura y Cultura Femenina Hispánica. Irene Gómez Castellano will be awarded $500 and honored at an afternoon … Continued

  • French Majors win Fulbrights

    Austin Cooper received a 2015-16 U.S. Fulbright Student grant to study the history of the Hôpital Franco-Musulman, opened in 1935 in Bobigny, a northern suburb of Paris, France. Entitled “Health and Community: The Social History of Paris’ Hôpital Franco-Musulman,” his … Continued

  • ROMS Welcomes First Visiting Professor

    If you haven’t noticed, there’s a new face around Dey Hall this semester.  For the first time, Romance Studies was able to welcome Dr. Amanda Boomershine from UNC-Wilmington as a Visiting Associate Professor of Spanish Linguistics for Spring 2015.  She will be … Continued

  • And the Chapman Family Distinguished Teaching Award goes to…

    Congratulations to Oswaldo Estrada, this year’s recipient of the prestigious 2015 Chapman Family Distinguished Teaching Award. He was recognized on Saturday, January 24, during the half-time ceremony at the UNC-Florida State men’s basketball game in the Dean E. Smith Center. … Continued

  • Luis Marcelino Gómez publishes 4 micro-stories

    Linden Lane Magazine, founded by the poets Heberto Padilla and Belkis Cuza Malé, in Princeton, NJ in 1982, has published 4 micro-stories by Luis Marcelino Gómez in its last issue: Vol 33 Nº 4 Winter 2014. p. 11-13. Congratulations, Luis!

  • Binotti launches Digital Humanities project

    Lucia Binotti, through a grant with the Institute for Arts and Humanities, has launched a website for Maximizing Spanish Resources for Latin@ InterPersonal Violence Prevention. You can see more about this exciting project her website!

  • Glynis Cowell wins University-wide Employee Forum Award!

    The Employee Forum Community Award (Three Legged Stool Award) is designed to recognize distinguished contributions by individuals who work to promote cooperation and collaboration among faculty, staff, and students. Nominees should be individuals who inspired creativity; promote harmony and partnerships … Continued