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Astghik Hairapetian: Law School Student

BA - Double Major in Spanish and International Relations (2017)

Studying Abroad: Serena Huang reflects on her time in Lyon, France

Ever consider studying abroad? Serena Huang shares about her experiences in Lyon, France for a Go Global Seminar. "Traveling helps you learn the language in context. You meet native speakers and get to see how your language skills are relevant in real life—not just in the classroom..."

Digging ‘mining literature’ out of forgetfulness: a significant yet overlooked topic in Latin American literature

Juan Felipe Hernandez - PhD Student in Hispanic Studies

FHIS offices will be relocated starting July 13, 2019

As Buchanan Tower undergoes renovations, the FHIS administrative and faculty offices, along with the FHIS Learning Centre, will be temporarily relocated to the Ponderosa Annex starting July 13, 2019, carrying on until the summer of 2020. Ponderosa Annex E (PONE) 2034 Lower Mall V6T 1Z2 (Map) Ponderosa Annex G (PONG) 2044 Lower Mall V6T 1Z2 […]

Message from the Department Head

July 2019 The last shelves have been cleared of their books, pictures have been taken down from the walls, computer screens are now covered with sheets of bubble wrap and packing paper … The Department of French, Hispanic and Italian Studies is ready to move out of Buchanan Tower to let the renovations begin for […]

Go Global students connect with FHIS PhD graduate in Ecuador

June 12, 2019 — Dr. Jorge Izquierdo, former PhD graduate from UBC’s Department of French, Hispanic and Italian Studies (FHIS), gave a guest lecture to UBC students participating in the “Go Global” Summer Intensive Spanish Language Program at Universidad de las Américas (UDLA) in Ecuador. Dr. Jorge Izquierdo graduated in May 2018 with a PhD […]

“Best Essay” awarded to two FHIS students by the Canadian Association of Hispanists

Two UBC students from the Department of French, Hispanic and Italian Studies were awarded “Best Essay” by the Canadian Association of Hispanists (Asociación Canadiense de Hispanistas) at their annual conference on June 7th, 2019. Best Graduate Essay: Second time winner, Jennifer Nagtegaal, received the Premio de la Revista Canadiense de Estudios Hispánicos al mejor ensayo […]

Summary: Research Activity 2018-2019

Summary of research activity by faculty and graduate students at UBC’s Department of French, Hispanic and Italian Studies. Faculty: Graduate Students:

Research Spotlight: Mobilities & Cultures — Italy, China, North America

Dr. Gaoheng Zhang seeks to refine cultural mobility analysis through a case study on Italy, China and North America. "I aim to produce a new line of inquiry within mobility analysis at UBC: a humanistic, interpretive, multilingual, culturally sensitive scholarship on multiple and intersecting mobilities..."

Research Spotlight: Bridging Transatlantic & Transpacific Studies

Dr. Kim Beauchesne offers a decentered perspective on the cultural contacts between Asia, the Americas and Europe. "This approach, which is often neglected in studies about the Spanish empire mostly concerned with transatlantic exchanges, will offer a decentered and global perspective that challenges Eurocentrism and allows a comprehensive knowledge of the world, in the past and the present..."