On Race, Colonialism, and Falling Monuments in Spain and the US

By Akiko Tsuchiya Note: Part of this blog entry is based on my article, “Monuments and Public Memory: Antonio López y López, Slavery, and the Cuban-Catalan Connection,” published in Nineteenth-Century Contexts 2019, Vol. 41, No. 5, pp. 479-500. On June 4, 2020, the governor of Virginia ordered the removal of Richmond’s monument to Confederate General […]

Gracias por escuchar

When I first started planning a Spanish major seminar based solely on podcasts, I certainly did not anticipate being in tears while I graded the students’ final projects. Crying is not exactly a very original pastime in the Spring of 2020, yet the Covid-19 pandemic was not the reason why I found myself reaching for […]