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.
- 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.