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Undergraduate Research in Spain

I have developed a series of faculty-mentored student field research initiatives in Spain, including 8-week internships with Madrid´s 2005  "Archivo del Duelo/Archive of Mourning" project, in which three W&M Hispanic Studies majors accompanied me as research interns at Madrid´s prestigious Consejo Superior de Investigaciones Científicas, under Dr. Cristina Sánchez Carretero´s supervision of the March 11, 2004 archive, based on commemorative objects of mourning and remembrance left at the sites of 4 train bombings by Al-Qaeda terrorists. A grant from W&M's Borgenicht Identity & Transformation Fellowship,  allowed Nic Takacs, Kim Martin, and Michelle Neyland (pictured seated, l-r, to research at the CSIC in Madrid with me, and stay on as research interns for a two-month appointment.

In 2009, my Mellon-funded team of five Hispanic Studies majors traveled to Madrid to complete a website memory project, "Mapping Memory in Madrid: The Places of Memory of the Spanish Civil War and the Franco Dictatorhsip". Click here to access the website: Mapping Memory in Madrid

In 2013-2015, with generous support provided by a W&M Weingartner Research Fellowship, four undergraduate Hispanic Studies majors worked with me on an oral testimony project based in the province of Cádiz, gathering materials related to the 1936 civil war murders of civilians and the period of repression under Franco.

Additionally, since 2003, W&M students have completed on-site research projects in Cádiz, Spain, as part of the summer research/study abroad program that my colleague Carla Buck and I developed for the College fourteen years ago. Since its inception, by summer 2017 I will have directed the program on eight occasions, and supervised some 165 field research projects in Spain.

In February 2016, two Cádiz summer program veterans, Stephanie Heredia (´16) and Chantal Houglan (´16), with me and Sarah Mullen, Reves Center for International Studies, presented a 75-minute workshop at a national conference, WISE (Workshop on Intercultural Skills Enhancement), Wake Forest University:

For 2015 interviews with faculty and students about the Cádiz research program, click here: