Dr. Bost is currently at work on a research project that will examine the role of the new Museo de la Memoria y los Derechos Humanos in Santiago, Chile, as a living memorial of the "desaparecidos" during Pinochet's rule.
Dr. Pollard and students conduct research in Puerto Rico
In July 2010, Joe Pollard conducted research in Puerto Rico, with Furman students Catherine Stone, Lia Campbell, and Nadia Shamsedin. They were studying plants that accumulate abnormally high amounts of nickel, from soils in the Susúa State Forest. In June 2011, Pollard, Campbell, and Stone traveled to Coimbra, Portugal to present their work at the International Conference on Serpentine Ecology.
Dr. Friis publishes article on contemporary Mexican poet Blanco
The article, titled "Una telaraña de constelaciones: Alberto Blanco's Poetry of Communion," is set to appear in Revista de Literatura Mexicana Contemporánea.
Dr. Kearns wins major service learning award
Congratulations to Sofia Kearns, who received the SC Commission on Higher Education Service Learning Award for 2010 in the Independent Collages category for "TESOL support through a Latin American civilization class".
Dr. Cass publishes article on Cuban Abolitionist novel
The study, titled "Deciphering Sedition in Sab: Avellaneda's Transient Engagement with Abolitionism," appeared in Romance Quarterly 57.3 (2010): 183-204.
Dr. Bost publishes article on recent García Márquez autobiography
The article, titled "García Márquez and Gaitán: Vivir para contarla and the Personalization of History," appeared in The Latin Americanist 54.1 (March 2010).
Drs. Bost, Fraser, and Lozano-Alonso publish book chapters in Understanding Latin America
The latest (fourth) edition of the seminal Understanding Latin America includes chapters on politics (Fraser) and literature (Bost and Lozano-Alonso).