September 26, 2016

By Allyson MackenderMegan Medrano’s '17 research in the Modern Languages and Literatures department this summer seems like a perfect match. When Spanish professors Rosana Blanco-Cano, Rita Urquijo-Ruiz, and Dania Abreu-Torres began asking students to assist them in the composition of their newly imagined book, Cinelatinidades: Gender, Sexuality, and Cinema in the Americas, it’s hard to imagine they could have found better students than Medrano, Diana Chavarria '18, and Cindi Marin '18. A McNair Program scholar, a communication major, and a bilingual student, Medrano was thrilled when the three professors reached out to her about writing three chapters for the book, which they hope to publish in the next year.

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