New Assistant Prof. joins our Faculty


The Department is extremely glad to announce that Assistant Prof. Aurelie Vialette has joined our faculty, beginning this fall 2014. Prof. Vialette, who received her Ph.D. from the University of California at Berkeley in 2009 specializes in 19th century literature and culture from Spain. To learn more about her research, teaching and publications, please visit her web page.

Faculty receive prestigious national awards for 2014. Congratulations to Daniela and Lena!

Prof. Daniela Flesler has been awarded a 2014 American Council of Learned Societies (ACLS) Fellowship, for the project “The Memory Work of Sepharad: New Inheritances for Twenty-First Century Spain.”

Prof. Lena Burgos-Lafuente received a 2014 Ford Foundation Postdoctoral Fellowship for the project "Pedagogies of Progress: Listening to the Long 1950s in Puerto Rico".

CALL FOR APPLICATIONS 2014. Summer travel grants for graduates doing research in

  • 1) Spain (Departmental grants). Apply here.
  • 2) Latin America (LACC & Tinker Foundation). Apply here.

New Faculty to start this Fall 2013

The Department is honored to welcome our two new Assistant Professors, Joseph Pierce (UT Austin) and Javier Uriarte (NYU). Please, visit their websites to read about their exciting research and teaching projects that they bring to our community.

2013 Hispanic Languages and Literature Best Undergraduate Essay Award

Once again this year we will award a prize for the best original undergraduate critical essay. Papers should be submitted by Thursday May 16, 12:00 noon. The papers should be submitted in hard copy to the office of the Undergraduate Director, Daniela Flesler, Library N3018.

The essay itself should NOT include your name. NO more than one essay can be submitted.

A separate cover page should contain:
—your name
—the course and semester (Fall 2012 or Spring 2013) for which you wrote the paper

A department committee will evaluate the essays and the award will be presented at the department graduation ceremony on May 24th.


We are pleased to offer 6 or 7 competitive grants for advanced doctoral students in the Humanities or Social Sciences at Stony Brook University. Travel Grants will be in the amount of US$ 2,000 to US$ 2,500, depending on the destination, and should be used for research in Latin America, the Caribbean or Spain during the summer of 2013. Students should be already involved in pre-dissertation or dissertation research at the time of the application. In all cases, the student’s main research must be on Latin America, the Caribbean or Spain. There are no nationality restrictions.

Complete applications must include:

  1. Application form (click here)
  2. Two page research statement explaining the dissertation or pre-dissertation project and how it relates to the travel plans (700 words maximum)
  3. A budget detailing expenses for transportation, lodging and research
  4. Curriculum Vitae (CV)
  5. Recommendation letter submitted by email directly by the student’s adviser

All material should be emailed to Please use “Travel Grant Application 2013” as your email subject.

Click here for the instructions and application form in PDF and here for Word.

APPLICATION deadline: Friday April 19, 2013

A multidepartmental committee will evaluate all applications and students will be notified by email on May 1, 2013.

Funded by: The Office of the Dean, College of Arts and Sciences, The Graduate School, Latin American and Caribbean Center, Department of Hispanic Languages and Literature, Department of History and Department of Sociology at Stony Brook University.


New 2013 publication by Daniela Flesler and Adrián Pérez-Melgosa

jewish spain dani adrian

Revisiting Jewish Spain in the Modern Era.

Edited by Daniela Flesler, Tabea Linhard, Adrián Pérez Melgosa.Published February 14th 2013 by Routledge.168 pages.

More information       

  Uruguayan National Award to Prof. Javier Uriarte


Fazedores de desertos: viajes, guerra y Estado en América Latina (1864-1902),” Javier Uriarte's dissertation completed last year at NYU, has been distinguised with the 2012 National Award in Uruguay, under the category of Unpublished Literary Essay (Ensayo literario inédito) by the National Ministry of Education and Culture in Uruguay.

Prof. Javier Uriarte is currently Visiting Professor in Hispanic Languages and Literature at Stony Brook and teaches undergraduate and graduate courses on Latin American literary and cultural studies.


See past events

Spring 2015

Talk by Hugo Achugar

"Teorías y políticas culturales en el Uruguay del Siglo XXI"


Wed April 14, 2015, 2.30 to 3.50 pm in Melville Lib W4530.

Uruguayan filmmaker

Aldo Garay on campus

Screenings and talks. April 17, 21 and 22, 2015

See full schedule here

Tertulia Literaria: Spring Poetry Reading 2015

Wed April 22, 1:00pm- 2:20pm


April 21-22, 29-30, Hummanities 1006 at 7pm. 

See program here

Prof. Joaquín Martínez-Pizarro (English, Stony Brook Univ)
Julian of Toledo and his Story of Wamba
Wed. May 6, 2015, from 1.00 pm to 2:15 pm
Meville Library N3060


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