Honors College student presents at economics conference
A Distinction in Any Language: FAU Honors College Professor Receives Prestigious Fulbright Fellowship
During her nine-month stay in the Dominican Republic, Dr. Cañete Quesada will dedicate much of her time to conducting interviews with Dominican authors and examining archival sources, much of which can only be accessed in the Dominican Republic itself. However, her activities will not be completely restricted to research; she will also have the opportunity to teach two classes in her area of expertise at Pontificia Universidad Católica Madre y Maestra, one of the premier universities in the Dominican Republic. In the fall, she will offer her newest Caribbean literature course, which examines political and cultural factors that shape Cuban, Puerto Rican, and Dominican identities, and the ways in which authors of Caribbean parentage who were born and/or raised in the U.S. mainstream portray these issues in their respective works. In the spring, she will offer a course entitled Spanish Exiles in the Hispanic Caribbean, which will examine the history and literature of Spanish immigrants who fled their homeland during the Spanish Civil War in the late 1930's and sought refuge in the Hispanic Caribbean. "I am eager to see the way Dominicans on the island respond to these topics," says Dr. Cañete Quesada excitedly.
Receiving an award as competitive as a Fulbright is a high honor, and Dr. Cañete Quesada is very grateful for all of the help and support she received from her network of peers, colleagues, and friends throughout the arduous application process. She insists that their editorial support and advice was an instrumental element of her success.
Although Dr. Cañete Quesada will be missed during her absence from the Jupiter campus in the 2013-2013 academic year, the students and faculty of the Honors College are very proud of her accomplishments, and look forward to seeing the results of her time spent in the Dominican Republic. Her achievements will add even more prestige to the excellent body of literature and academic study produced by the faculty of the Wilkes Honors College, and her work is something in which all members of the Honors College community can take pride.
|Byline: Megan Geiger (HC Student)|