Prof. Xosé Pereira Boán received his Ph.D. in Contemporary Peninsular Studies — with a concentration in memory, liminality and visual culture, from Tulane University in 2017. His other research areas include depictions of migration in visual culture and media, transnational Netflix productions in the Hispanic world, affect theory, masculinity and violence in both lettered and visual cultures, as well as Galician Studies. He is currently working on his first monograph, Literary Synapses: Memory, Affect and the Graphic Novel in Spain.
Modern Languages and Literatures
Dr. Chia-rong Wu, associate professor of Chinese studies, has been awarded a 2018 Scholar Grant by the Chiang Ching-kuo Foundation for International Scholarly Exchange.
Seniors Palmer, Hornsey, and Li have been awarded highly competitive teaching assistantships for 2018-2019 through the Assistants de langue en France.
Rhodes seniors Julia Hamilton and Samantha Ramsey have been selected for the Teaching Assistant Program in France to teach English as a Second Language in schools located in the region of Nantes, France, for 2017-2018.
Like a beautiful blend of colors, Dr. Shira Malkin has fused elements of scholarly research with something intensely personal—her father’s artwork.
This semester, Joel Parsons and Dr. Elizabeth Pettinaroli, along with the Memphis Cartonera fellows, have joined forces to produce “Memphis Cartonera: Cooperative Publishing, Art, and Action.”
This past summer, Kelsey Sweeney ’17 accomplished a goal she set in her first year at Rhodes: to study Chinese in China.
Dr. Felix A. Kronenberg, who directs the German Studies program and the Language Learning Center at Rhodes, will give the keynote address at three conferences this fall.