Welcome to our 2021/‎2022 Academic Year

We are excited for the coming year of programs, events, and initiatives, including the celebration of the KJCC’s 25th Anniversary in April 2022, with a plethora of commemorative activities and events during Spring 2022 (STAY TUNED).

This semester all of our programmed activities will continue to be held online, so please keep track of our Newsletter announcements and our FB and YouTube pages to participate in the discussions during a livestream or watch an event later on your own schedule. We are hopeful that next semester we may be able to hold some events in person, while continuing to broadcast our programs as broadly as possible online as well.

Because of the continuing challenges brought on by the Covid-19 pandemic, once again this year we will be unable to host our visiting Chairs. We plan to bring our King Juan Carlos and Andrés Bello Chairs to campus during the 2022-2023 academic year.

In addition to our ongoing collaborations with the Creative Writing in Spanish program, Sulo: the Philippine Studies Initiative, PASSO, el taller @ KJCC, CLACS, and other units across campus, we are thrilled to announce two virtual residencies which bring new voices and perspectives to the NYU community and our general public.

SONORIDAD.​ES - Sound Landscapes in the Iberian Peninsula, a two-year Artistic Residency Diptych curated by Daniel Valtueña, continues this year with artist La Señorita Blanco. The inaugural event for this year’s Artist-in-Residence will take place ONLINE on November 17 at 2:30pm EST with “Urgent Calls, Fragile Bodies,” a conversation between La Señorita Blanco and writer and essayist Remedios Zafra, moderated by Daniel Valtueña.

For more information on La Señorita Blanco’s residency, click here.

We also welcome this year’s Scholar-in-Residence Nicholas Jones, who received his PhD from NYU’s Department of Spanish and Portuguese and now teaches at the University of California Davis. A prize-winning author and frequent contributor to el taller @ KJCC, this April the KJCC will host the NEH-supported symposium that Professor Jones is co-organizing with Elizabeth Wright, Editor-in-Chief of Bulletin of the Comediantes on the Atlantic slave trade and resulting African diaspora that shaped Iberia’s “Golden Age” of theater.

For more information on Scholar-in-Residence Nicholas Jones, click here.