Our 2013 Job Placements
The Department of Spanish and Portuguese at UT Austin congratulates our PhD candidates who had already accepted tenure-track and postdoctoral positions in other academic institutions.
Joseph Pierce, whose area of expertise is 19th century Argentine literature and culture, will join the faculty of the Department of Hispanic Languages and Literatures at Stony Brook University as an Assistant Professor. He has been working on his dissertation under the supervision of Professor Héctor Domínguez-Ruvalcaba. His dissertation is titled: Writing and Kinship in the Argentine fin de siglo, 1890-1910: La familia Bunge.
Rodrigo Lopes de Barros, whose specialization is Brazilian and Cuban literary and visual cultural production, will join the faculty of the Department of Romance Studies at Boston University as an Assistant Professor. He has been writing his dissertation under the guidance of Professors Jossianna Arroyo-Martínez and Lily Litvak. His dissertation is titled: Cities Under the Sun: Urban Imagery in Cuban and Brazilian Avant-garde Art and Literature.
Mark Amengual, who specializes in bilingualism and sociolinguistics, will be an Assistant Professor in the Department of Modern Languages and Literatures at Furman University in Greenville, South Carolina. He has been working on his dissertation under the supervision of Professor Jacqueline Toribio. His dissertation title is: An Experimental Approach to Phonetic Transfer in the Production and Perception of Early Spanish-Catalan bilinguals.
Silvia Regina Lorenso, whose specialization is Afro-Brazilian and Nuyorícan poetics and performances, has accepted a two-years postdoctoral position at the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill. Silvia will start this two-year postoctoral period at UNC Chapel Hill in the Fall. She is writing her dissertation under the supervision of Professor Jossianna Arroyo-Martinez. her dissertation title is: Local Poetics, Global Designs: Urban Poetry, Race and Masculinity in Puerto Rico, the U.S and Brazil
Austin, 07 March 7, 2013.