Henry Berlin is Associate Professor of Spanish in the Department of Romance Languages and Literatures at the University at Buffalo, SUNY. He is the author of Alone Together: Poetics of the Passions in Late Medieval Iberia (Toronto, 2021), and his articles have appeared in venues such as La corónica, Hispanic Review, Journal of Medieval Iberian Studies, and Medieval Encounters. He is currently working on a critical transcription and translation of Duarte of Portugal’s Leal Conselheiro, as well as a monograph on feminine voice and improvisation in Galician-Portuguese song.
Melissa Baralt, Ph.D., is Associate Professor of Spanish and Applied Psycholinguistics at Florida International University whose work cuts across the humanities, social sciences, and medical sciences. Specializing in first and second language acquisition, language development in children, and language teaching, her research seeks to shed light on the sociocultural, cognitive, and environmental factors that affect language outcomes. One of her research strands aims to provide language-based support at-risk children in order to maximize their language and literacy outcomes. For this, Dr. Baralt is examining the effects of bilingualism on preterm-born children, the neural recruitment of executive function in children, and how to support at-risk children’s early language environments. She and her team have created a mobile app, Háblame Bebé, which delivers information about and support for Hispanic children’s bilingual language development. This app was funded by the U.S. Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA), Maternal and Child Health Bureau (MCHB). Baralt and her team have recently received a G08 grant from the National Library of Medicine (NIH) to enhance the Háblame Bebé app with additional support resources for bilingual families.
Daniel da Silva
Daniel da Silva is Assistant Professor at Rutgers University - New Brunswick, Department of Spanish and Portuguese. He was awarded the Ph.D. in Latin American and Iberian Cultures from Columbia University and is co-director of the Queer Aqui Working Group, formed to discuss, debate, and investigate the politics of sexuality and gender in a global frame. His research centers voice, music, and queer performance in the study of gender, sexuality, race, and popular Luso-Afro-Brazilian cultures. He has previously published “Unbearable Fadistas: António Variações and Fado as Queer Praxis.” Journal of Lusophone Studies (2018), and “Black Mothers and Black Boats: Queer, Indigenous and Afro-Brazilian Intersections in Ney Matogrosso’s ‘Mãe Preta (Barco Negro),’” Journal of Lusophone Studies (2019), with a forthcoming book - Trans Tessituras: Queer Repertoires and Black Diaspora in Lusophone Popular Music.