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Álvarez-Blanco, Gupta promoted to full professor

May 16, 2019 at 3:10 pm

Two members of the Carleton College faculty were promoted to full professor by the Board of Trustees, effective Sept. 1, 2019.

Palmar Alvarez-BlancoPalmar Álvarez-Blanco, professor of Spanish, joined the Carleton Department of Spanish in 2006. She earned her BA in Hispanic Philology from the University of Valladolid (Spain) in 1998, her MA from Villanova University in 2000 and her PhD in Spanish Literature from the University of Colorado at Boulder in 2004. Álvarez-Blanco's journey as a scholar engaging the world of arts activism and grassroots movements has deeply informed her research and teaching practices. These experiences have been a source of constant inspiration for the development of civic engagement projects that connect students with social realities and vice versa. Alvarez-Blanco’s research focuses on the transformation of cultural paradigms in the frame of capitalism and its crises. Her research has progressively transitioned to crossroads of literature, film, visual and communication studies, sociology and cultural anthropology.

Devashree GuptaDevashree Gupta, professor of political science, joined Carleton in 2006, first as an instructor and then as assistant professor of political science. She earned her MA and PhD in government from Cornell University in 2008. Prior to that, she completed her BA (cum laude) in government at Georgetown University (1996) and an MA in international relations from the University of Chicago (2000). Professor Gupta offers courses in comparative politics and international relations, with particular attention paid to topics exploring political activity that often takes place outside formal institutions. Across her courses, Gupta stresses creative classroom pedagogy; in her courses, students often participate in extensive simulations, work with new methodological tools, and engage in academic civic engagement experiences to complement and extend their learning. Gupta’s scholarship focuses on nationalist conflict and social movements. 

For more information, contact the Dean of the College at (507) 222-4303.