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Black Lives Matter in Spain

E. Mayoko Ortega Arjonilla, PhD Course analyzes the flourishing of studies on negritude in Spain, with special focus on first person testimonies, and new contestational narratives emerging in recent years. Course explores the different traditions that have crystallized in the resurgence of black activism as well as the multiple and diverse—sometimes dissonant–voices that articulate these […]

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Decolonial & Black Feminisms (here & beyond)

E. Mayoko Ortega Arjonilla, PhD Within the broad framework of anti-racist feminisms, course analyzes diverse authors and discourse of decolonial and Black feminisms imbricated in the Spanish state. From the transatlantic, transtemporal journeys of Chicano feminisms (in the voice of Gloria Anzaldúa), Black feminisms (in the words of Audre Lorde) to diverse decolonial feminisms of […]

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Twisted Spain: Toward a Queer, Antiracist Culture

Darío Gael Blanco de Barreda, MA. Course praxis aims to be as queer and antiracist as its subject matter: that is, to “everyday-ize” change and assume the presence and impact of movement, contradiction, the processes of decolonization and “queerification” of spaces, strategies of resistance, the construction of realities and perpetual overflows. Course proposes a series […]

Pérez, Oscar

Reading at the Crossroads: Race, Gender, Class & Otherness in Hispanic Literatures

Oscar Pérez-Reyes, PhD Course focuses on key and 20th and 21st century Spanish, Latin American transatlantic texts. The term transatlantic is a dialectical interpretation in which these literatures exist in a process of constant cultural reference and exchange. Course focuses on Latin American response to othering and otherness in a polyphony of literary voices: the […]

Ocampo, Fani

Street Art: Mural Painting & Urban Art in Madrid

Estefanía Ocampos, MFA. Course designed for students with previous experience in drawing or painting who wish to immerse themselves in the vibrant and creative world of Mural Painting and Urban Art in Madrid. Course studies the history and evolution of urban art, the different styles and techniques of Mural Painting, and explores its social and […]

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The Imagined Voice: Creative Writing in Spanish

https://www.tufts-skidmore.es/wp-content/uploads/2023/07/Oscar.mov Oscar Pérez-Reyes, PhD.  Course designed for students at any level of Spanish who would like capitalize on their time in Madrid and advance their competencies in Spanish by exploring their identities through creative expression in Spain. Course directed toward students who are already creative writers, and for those for those who have little or no […]

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Graphic Arts: Discovering the Colors of Madrid

Estefanía Ocampos, MFA. Course designed for students with no previous experience in fine arts who would like to begin their creative expression in the world of Graphic-Plastic Arts! Course explores multiple aspects of art and creative expression, while discovering the most creative corners of Madrid, allowing students to understand and appreciate the richness of cultural heritage […]

Ferreiro, Sara

Is Spain Different? A Decolonial Approach to Understanding Spanish Society & Politics

Sara Ferreiro Lago, PhD.  Course offers interdisciplinary, antiracist, decolonial and feminist perspectives on the evolution of Spanish society and politics from the period of democratic transition (1975) to the present. Course begins by addressing the transition period (1975-1982), exploring the  fall of the Franco dictatorship, the establishment of a parliamentary monarchy. and the main actors […]

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Advanced Spanish Language Studies

Enrique Santamaría Busto, PhD. Course offers advanced cognitive analysis and practice of Spanish, with special attention to the linguistic difficulties characteristic of American students. Course focuses on helping student to develop and improve communicative and intercultural competencies, taking advantage of linguistic immersion while in Madrid. Course privileges student experience and integration in Spanish through reflections, […]

Iborra, Cristina

Advanced Spanish Language Studies

Cristina Iborra, MA. Course offers advanced cognitive analysis and practice of Spanish, with special attention to the linguistic difficulties characteristic of American students. Course focuses on helping student to develop and improve communicative and intercultural competencies, taking advantage of linguistic immersion while in Madrid. Course privileges student experience and integration in Spanish through reflections, projects, […]