Nuñez '18, a Romance Studies major, selected as Stamps Scholar

Rafael Nuñez, a Junior and Romance Studies major, has been chosen as a recipient of the Stamps Scholarship. The Stamps Scholars Program allows the most promising students an opportunity to design an experiential learning plan to build on or respond to what they've learned in their first and second years at Dartmouth. Stamps Scholars have access to an enrichment fund of up to $10,000 per year, per student to engage in experiential learning opportunities that can be spread over multiple terms, during on and off terms.

Since freshmen year, Rafael has been very involved in the department of Spanish and Portuguese: he has taken many upper level courses; has participated in a FSP, been a drill instructor; and has been a Presidential Scholar in a project on Argentine tango with Associate Professor Noelia Cirnigliaro.

With this scholarship Rafael  will conduct research pertaining to Argentine tango as a globalized cultural industry and its revival towards the 21st century. With the mentorship of Prof. Cirnigliaro, this  investigation will take Rafael to various cities around the world to study the implications of tango culture within different societies. This research will culminate in a senior thesis written in the Department of Spanish and Portuguese in 2017-2018. Congratulations Rafael !