Patrícia Amaral received a 2020 New Frontiers of Creativity and Scholarship award for her work entitled "The Company Words Keep: Tracing Semantic Change in Ibero-Romance with Distributional Methods."
Paul Coats was elected as Vice President of the American Association of Teachers of Spanish and Portuguese.
Deborah Cohn received the Provost Professor Award from the Office of the Provost, a 2020 MIND Teaching Award, and acted as the interim director of the Center for the Study of Global Change.
Manuel Díaz-Campos published an article with Juan Escalona Torres and Valentyna Filiminova entitled "Sociolinguistics of the Spanish-Speaking World" in the Annual Review of Linguistics (vol. 6, no. 1, 2020). He was invited, in fall 2019, to present on "El español de Venezuela. Caracterización lingüística y sociolingüística del español de Venezuela: En memoria de Paola Bentivoglio" at Harvard University. He was also awarded the IU International Short Term Visitors Grant and Horizons of Knowledge Grant to bring Juan Manuel Hernández-Campoy (Professor of Sociolinguistics and Historical Linguistics at the University of Murcia, Spain) to the Bloomington campus to give two prepared talks and present to two classes, as well as interact with graduate students and faculty in planned meetings.
Melissa Dinverno curated "Suites y el viaje de la percepción / Suites and the Voyage of Perception," a museum exhibit on Lorca's poetic collection at the Centro Federico García Lorca in Granada, and published a bilingual monograph on the exhibit with two scholarly essays, illustrated catalogue, and bibliography. She gave the inaugural presentation for the 2020 Cátedra Federico García Lorca at the Universidad de Granada and was selected among US Fulbright Senior Scholars in Spain to present work on her current book project, Deconstructing Lorca: Identity, Culture and Nation in Contemporary Spain. She was also awarded an Individual Research Award from the Institute for Advanced Study in support of her edited volume Lorca y el archivo.
César Félix-Brasdefer became the Interim director of the Center for Latin American and Caribbean Studies.
Kimberly Geeslin received the 2020 Trustees' Teaching Award.
Laura Gurzynski-Weiss has published the edited volume Cross-Theoretical Explorations of Interlocutors and Their Individual Differences (John Benjamins, 2020) which includes chapters by IU colleague Kimberly Geeslin and former IU graduate student Avizia Long (San José State). She also guest edited the special issue"Pursuing the Dynamic Nature of Learner Individual Differences" for Studies in Second Language Learning and Language Teaching (vol. 10, no. 1, 2020). This edition includes an empirical collaboration with current and former IU students Daniel Jung, Megan DiBartolomeo, Lindsay Giacomino, Fernando Melero-García, Carly Henderson (Augusta State), and Marian Hidalgo (University of Navarra, Spain). Gurzynski-Weiss was also awarded an Institute for Advanced Study Individual Research Award for her book project entitled Task-based Spanish Immersion in the US: The Intersection of L2 Research and Pedagogy, and was awarded a Spring Graduate Research Assistant from the Department of Spanish and Portuguese in support of "Investigating learners' engagement and L2 Spanish at the elementary level," an ongoing project with IU graduate student Mackenzie Coulter-Kern.
Israel Herrera received the 2020 Trustees' Teaching Award for NTT faculty and a 2020 MIND Teaching Award, as well as the IU Bloomington Distinguished Service Award. He was also elected for a second term as the President of the American Association of Teachers of Spanish and Portuguese and as President of the Indiana Foreign Language Teachers Association.
Virginia Hojas received a CITL Summer Instructional Design Fellowship.
Edgar Illas published The Survival Regime. Global War and the Political (Routledge, 2020). His book Pensar Barcelona. Ideologies d'una ciutat global was translated into Catalan by Josep Miquel Sobrer and published by Apostroph in 2019.
Catherine Larson edited and published Espectáculo: Antología del drama hispánico (LinguaText, Ltd., 2019). Her translation of Ângela de Azevedo's original work El muerto disimulado / Presumed Dead (Aris and Phillips Hispanic Classics, 2018) won the 2019 prize for best translated edition of a work on women and gender published in 2018 as awarded by the Society for the Study of Early Modern Women and Gender.
Consuelo López-Morillas published a translation of Manuel Lomas' Governing the Galleys: Jurisdiction, Justice, and Trade in the Squadrons of the Hispanic Monarchy (Sixteenth-Seventeenth Centuries) (Brill, 2020).
Julie Madewell received a 2020 MIND Teaching Award.
Camila Moreiras Vilarós received a grant from the Instituto de la Cinematografía y de las Artes Audiovisuales, sponsored by the Spanish Ministry of Culture for her film, "Sin Die." She also received a grant for this film from the Institut Català de les Empreses Culturals, sponsored by the Generalitat in Barcelona.
Kathleen Myers received an Overseas Conference grant to present her research, entitled "A Country of Shepherds: Cultural Geographies and Pastoralism in Contemporary Andalucía."
Luciana Namorato edited an issue of Africa Today (vol. 66, no. 2, Winter 2019). She gave the keynote address for the 2019 Abraplip Conference (Associação Brasileira de Professores de Literatura Portuguesa) in October 2019 at the Universidade Federal do Pará in Belém, Pará, Brazil.
Jonathan Risner was awarded a New Frontiers grant to conduct research on amateur cinema in Spain. He also gave an invited lecture on affect and emotion in Latin American and Spanish horror cinema at Middlebury College in February of 2020.
Darlene J. Sadlier published The Lilly Library from A to Z: Intriguing Objects in a World-Class Collection (Indiana University Press, 2019). This publication was also awarded the 2019 Gold Indies' award in Coffee Table Books. She was also elected sócia-correspondente and life member in the Academia Brasileira de Letras.
Estela Vieira published four articles: "Transatlantic Modernisms: Portugal and Brazil" in Transatlantic Studies: Latin America, Iberia, and Africa (2019); "Nature's Literary Lessons: Júlio Dinis on Literature and the Environment" in Portuguese Literature and the Environment (2019); "Gender Violence and Historical Memory in Margarida Cardoso and Isabel Coixet" in Women in Iberian Filmic Culture: A Feminist Approach to the Cinemas of Portugal and Spain (2020); and "Image, Historical Memory, Politics: Margarida Cardoso's Kuxa Kanema and Susana de Sousa Dias's 48" in Women's Cinema in Contemporary Portugal (2020). She won a Humboldt Research Fellowship for Experienced Researchers to work on her book, The Invisibles: Women Writers in Nineteenth-Century Portugal. She was also invited to give a week-long mini-course at Brigham Young University in November 2019 titled "From Luso-Brazilian Nineteenth-Century Women Writers to Machado de Assis's Female Readers" as well as to give a public lecture at BYU and the University of Utah titled "Female Friendships: A Legacy of Women Readers and Writers in Nineteenth-Century Portugal—Ana Plácido and Guiomar Torresão."
Steven Wagschal received a 2020 MIND Teaching Award.