Spanish Research Opportunities & Collaborations
Students in the Spanish Discipline at Morris can team up with the eminent faculty to conduct research or pursue their own topics of interest. Student research projects are wide-ranging. Some recent examples include:
Undergraduate Research Opportunity Program
- “Galdós and the First Republic: Political Foundations of Modern Spanish Liberalism through the Episodios Nacionales”
- “Gender Relations and the Spanish Transition to Democracy as Reflected in the Characters of Lucía Etxebarria’s Beatriz y los cuerpos celestes”
- “El Marianismo en la literatura hispana”
Morris Academic Parters
- “Monsters as Mentors in Sixteenth-Century Spanish Ballads”
- “Nationalism and 19th Century Spain”
- “Representations of Incest in Sixteenth-Century Spanish Ballads”
- “Enhancing linguistic and intercultural competence through Telenovelas”
- “The Body in 19th Century Spain”
- “Women in the Anarchist Movement in Spain”
- “Representations of Utopia in Art and Literature”
- “U.S.-Spain Cultural and Political Relations”
- “U.S.-Mexican Cultural and Political Relations”
- “Political and Literary Relations Between the US and Spain”
- “Afro-Cuban Poet Nancy Morejón”
- “Natural Approach Teaching Methodology”
Minority Mentorship Project / Multi-Ethnic Student Mentorship Program
- “The Power of Pacifist Protest: Las Madres de Plaza de Mayo, Argentina”
- “Teaching Spanish at the Elementary School Level”
Morris Student Administrative Fellow
- “Service Learning in Spanish”
Morris students in the Spanish department have also published their work in Metamorphosis, an undergraduate peer-reviewed literary journal.
Financial support for student research is available through several venues. University funding opportunities are consolidated by the Academic Center for Enrichment (ACE).
The Undergraduate Research Opportunity Program (UROP) is a University-wide program that provides academically talented students the opportunity to earn up to $1,400 assisting faculty with scholarly and creative projects.
The Morris Academic Partners program (MAP) is unique to the Morris campus and provides paid research partnerships to academically talented, qualified third-year students. The standard stipend is $2,000.
The Multi-Ethnic Mentorship Program (MMP) affords students of color the opportunity to receive a $2,000 stipend for working with faculty or staff on year-long projects.
Student work at Morris has also been funded by the University of Minnesota’s Center for Urban and Regional Affairs (CURA) and Community Assistance Program (CAP).
- Faculty research funding obtained independently via grants or from other awards may also create paid positions for students to assist in research projects.