Honors Program

Wrenica Archibald's honors thesis defense, April 2016. Photo by Astry Silvestre.

Advanced students are encouraged to pursue Honors in Spanish. To qualify for the Honors program students must be Spanish majors and have a 3.50 GPA overall, a 3.50 in all Spanish classes, and two semesters left before they plan to graduate. Students must furthermore secure the sponsorship of a faculty member who will be their advisor for the honors thesis and whose area of expertise responds to the student's proposed topic of study. It is advisable that students consult with faculty from whom they have previously taken courses. 

Students taking part enroll in Spanish 495A (by permission only) in the fall and in Spanish 495BW in the spring. In the fall semester student and advisor meet regularly to discuss the syllabus agreed upon at the beginning of the term and evaluate progress in research/writing. At the end of the semester the student writes a summary of his/her research in Spanish. (Note: Spanish 495A does not count as one of the 400-level seminars required for the major, but Spanish 495BW does.) In the spring, students focus on writing their honors thesis, which may be in Spanish or in English and which should be completed by mid-March so that they can provide their committee with time to read it prior to their defense. 

For more information please contact Lisa Dillman, Director of Honors, at ldillma@emory.edu.

You can also view frequent student questions about the program at the Emory College Honors Program FAQ Page.

Undergraduate Honors Theses

2016-2017

2015 - 2016

2014 - 2015

2012 - 2013

2010 - 2011

2009 - 2010

Andria Chambers
"Three Latin American Female Voices: Gabriela Mistral, Vilma Espín, and Eva Perón"
Ashlyn Winkler
"'Model Women': The Nourishing Words of Almudena Grandes Translated into English"

2006 - 2007

Taylor Pierce
"Memorias en disputa: reflexiones sobre la cultura de conmemoración del Proceso de Reorganización Nacional en la Argentina."
Maria Rosensweig
"A translation from Spanish into English of a short novel by Laura Restrepo Olor a rosas invisibles - The Scent of Invisible Roses"

2004 - 2005

Karen King
"Latinos en Atlanta: alfabetización y otras tendencias"
Alison Powers
"El lenguaje oficial y familiar de la violencia doméstica: cómo se habla y no se habla de ella"

2003 - 2004

Lauren Shapiro
"Coherencia y contradicción: economía, derecho y la coexistencia de cristianos y judíos en Castilla-León"

2002 - 2003

Jacquelyn
Lindsey Madden

"La guerra sucia: violencia, memoria, exilio"
Alexandra Rodu
"Opresión y protesta en el movimiento chicano feminista"

2001 - 2002

Smriti Goyal
"Narciso descubre su nacionalidad: Las tribulaciones del sujeto en la República Dominicana"
Justus Kam
"Después que anochezca, antes del alba: el sujeto gay en Cuba"
Sarah Langley
"Lactancia, discurso médico y control del cuerpo de la mujer del siglo XVII en España"
Susan Liebowitz
"Kcho: Entre las divisas y la censura"
Vanessa Lopes
"La afrocubana en la batalla morejonista: reconstrucciones y revoluciones"
Michael Roche
"Realidades y representaciones en conflicto: la guerra contra la droga en Bolivia"
Cole Screiber
"El movimiento muralista mexicano y el arte público"
Jessica Taub
"Entre el sueño público y la resistencia privada: El gracioso Clarín como actor del guion privado"

2000 - 2001

Elise M. Jarvis
"Gabriel García Márquez y la fundación narrativa de América Latina"

1999 - 2000

Zachary Erwin
"El sí y el no de un (pos)novisimo: La poesía de Jaime Siles"
Erin Hewitt
"Las Mujeres Encarceladas en los Desenganos Amorosos"
Rebecca Ingram
"Patrias Recicladas: Vacac, Yonquis y Sangre en el Contexto Vasco Posnacional"
Rosny Mampilly
"La Reacción de la Hija a la 'Mala Madre' en la Literatura y el Cine Moderno Español"
Grace Telcs
"Pos Personajes': Construcciones Literarias y Cinemáticas de la Generación X"
Yvette Valdez
"El Cambio de Código entre los adolescentes de Miami"
Amanda Walker
"Voces Gitanas: el Espacio Femenino desde el Margen Español"