Sunday, April 17, 2016

Spanish Majors and Concentrators Present at REDay

Three students presented independent research conducted as part of their Directed Studies in Spanish at the 5th annual Bryant University REDay (Research and Engagement Day) today.

Jacob Jansen and Jackie Lamirande presented jointly on The Latino Impact on Marketing, Business, and Presidential Politics. Jacob is a senior with a double-major in International Business and Spanish with a concentration in Finance. He studied abroad in Salamanca, Spain and is a member of Phi Sigma Iota national foreign language honor society. Jackie is a senior with double-major in Marketing and Spanish. She also studied abroad in Salamanca, Spain. Jackie also represents the Spanish program on the Dean's Advisory Council.

Here is their session summary:  A collaborative effort between Jacob Jansen and Jaclyn Lamirande, each student will present independent research conducted as part of their respective directed studies. Both research projects revolve around the emergence and integration of the U.S. Latino population into the broader American society. The study conducted by Jacob focuses primarily on the Latino impact on the U.S. presidential elections, whereas the study completed by Jaclyn encompasses an analysis of the Latino population and relevant marketing strategies and implications.

Jordan Capleton is a senior with a major in Marketing and a concentration in Spanish. His presentation on The Current State and Future Projections of Gender Roles in the Spanish- Speaking World focused primarily on the country of Guinea Ecuatorial, a country that is traditionally understudied in many curriculums, and its fusion of colonial Spanish and African influences.

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