This national, external grant was awarded to help fund publication of Moore's in-progress study and bilingual edition of “His Majesty’s Prosecutor v. José Soller, Mulatto Pilgrim, for Impersonating a Priest and Other Crimes,” a previously unedited and unpublished legal case from late 17th-century Spain that is important as an example of the lived experience of those of black African descent in the early modern Iberian-Atlantic world. This was a special year for Moore to receive the fellowship, as it was announced at the opening ceremony of the 2015 Annual Symposium on Pilgrimage Studies that the fellowship fund will be named in honor of his friend and colleague, Professor George Greenia (who recused himself from the fellowship selection process). In 2010, Moore and Greenia joined their study abroad programs on the Road to Santiago in Spain. UAB is a chartering institution of the Consortium on Pilgrimage Studies, comprised of member universities and colleges from across the United States and Canada.
New Publication, El mundo hispanohablante contemporáneo
Professor Lourdes Sánchez-López published a new book, El mundo hispanohablante contemporáneo: historia, política, sociedades y culturas (Routledge, 2016) with co-author Professor Clara Mojica-Díaz (Tennessee State University). It is a comprehensive and innovative book for advanced students of Spanish, based on their research on applied constructivism.
Offering a constructivist approach to the study of the civilizations, cultures and histories of the contemporary Spanish-speaking world, the book focuses on learning as an active process that enables learners to develop high-level critical thinking skills through the exposure, research, examination and discussion of a variety of authentic films, songs and literary texts.
Dr. Erika Hille Rinker Receives National Award
Dr. Rinker is a 2015 recipient of the American Association of Teachers of German / Goethe-Institut Certificate of Merit for outstanding achievement in furthering the teaching of German in schools of the United States. Only a handful of German professionals receive this annual honor among applicants throughout the United States. Congratulations to Dr. Rinker.