Curator Marisol Ramos is showing Dr. Sellin one of the archives  Venezuelan newspaper

Curator Marisol Ramos is showing Dr. Sellin one of the archives Venezuelan newspaper

Every year, we get several visiting scholars that take advantage of the Strochlitz Travel Grant. This travel grant, an endowment created and supported by Rose and Sigmund Strochlitz, Holocaust survivors and great supporters of the Thomas J. Dodd Center from its beginning, is intended to encourage use of these unique collections and to provide partial support to outstanding scholars who must travel long distances to consult them.

This month we have the pleasure to have Dr. Amy Sellin, who is visiting us from Durango, Colorado to use a variety of materials in our Latin American holdings, mainly newspapers from Venezuela, but also rare books from Chile, Puerto Rico and Venezuela on education, including those national histories and geographies which appeared in textbook form for young readers and learners.

Dr. Amy Sellin

Dr. Amy Sellin is visiting us from Durango, Colorado where she is an Assistant Professor and Chair of the Modern Language Department

Dr. Sellin is an assistant professor and chair of the Department of Modern Languages at Ft. Lewis College. She received her B.A. in Spanish and Latin American Studies at the University of California, Berkeley and her M.A. and Ph.D in Hispanic Studies at Brown University.  Her academic interests include nineteenth- and early twentieth-century Venezuelan literature, nineteenth-century Spanish literature, and contemporary women’s writing in Spanish.

Please mark your calendar to attend her presentation:

Chavez’s Educational Missions: A Return to the Nation-Building Goals of Venezuela’s Independence Era?


  • Day: Thursday, June 17th 2010
  • Place: Class of ’47 at the Library
  • Time: 1:00-3:00pm

If you have any question regarding attending to this event, contact Marisol Ramos, Curator of Latin American and Caribbean Collections