After completing the M.A. comprehensive exams this Spring, Andrea is enthusiastic about her summer travel and research plans. She will participate in a ‘Reading Aljamiado’ seminar in Boulder, CO offered by the distinguished professor Dr. Nuria Martínez de Castillo as well as an Arabic Codicology course in Madrid. Andrea received a grant from the Spanish Department to remain in Madrid to conduct additional research on various Aljamiado manuscripts. She continues her study of Arabic and the historiography of Spain’s morisco population.
Spring semester, Andrea enjoyed teaching a course on Don Quixote with Professor Ricardo Padrón. She looks forward to teaching Intermediate Spanish again during UVa’s summer school in June. In the fall, she is excited to start Ph.D. coursework. She is very grateful for finishing another wonderful year at UVa.