LLILAS Faculty Affiliates Receive Prestigious Teaching Awards
Posted: June 25, 2012
Two Department of Spanish and Portuguese faculty affiliated with LLILAS were recently named as recipients of prestigious teaching awards: Professor Naomi Lindstrom and Assistant Professor Luis Cárcamo-Huechante.
Professor Lindstrom is recipient of the President's Associates Teaching Excellence Award, which recognizes excellence in undergraduate teaching in the Colleges of Liberal Arts and Natural Sciences at the University of Texas at Austin. This award acknowledges Professor Lindstrom’s outstanding contributions to undergraduate education through her teaching in the Department of Spanish and Portuguese and the College of Liberal Arts.
Professor Lindstrom was also recently named associate director of the Schusterman Center for Jewish Studies at UT. She has been a longtime affiliate of LLILAS, having served as both graduate and undergraduate adviser and chair of the LLILAS publications committee.
Professor Cárcamo-Huechante has been awarded a Raymond Dickson Centennial Endowed Teaching Fellowship for the 2012–2013 academic year. The Dickson Teaching Fellowship recognizes teaching excellence in the College of Liberal Arts. Students and faculty nominate full-time faculty members who have taught for two or more years, with the winners chosen on the basis of student and colleague recommendations, teaching effectiveness, and teaching philosophy, among other criteria. In fall 2011, he was also elected as a member of the Society for Teaching Excellence at UT.
Professor Cárcamo-Huechante's current research focuses on the ways in which Mapuche radio programs, poetry, and music revitalize contemporary Mapuche culture and foster cultural diversity in the region. Of Mapuche origin himself, he grew up in Valdivia, southern Chile. He will be profiled in the forthcoming issue of Portal magazine, coming out in September 2012.