This is a 100% in-person, 100% Spanish event. Breakfast and lunch will be provided.


Ricardo Padrón
Professor of Spanish and Project Director, Center for the Liberal Arts, University of Virginia


Sam Amago
Professor, University of Virginia
“An Introduction to Environmental Humanities”

Jorge Grajales-Diaz
Professor, Piedmont Virginia Community College
“Literature in Spanish and the Amazon Basin: An ecocritical perspective”

Gabriela Dongo Arévalo
Lecturer, University of Virginia
“Ecopedagy in the Spanish Class”  


9:30 – 10:00
Open registration, breakfast, coffee

10:00 – 10:45
“An Introduction to Environmental Humanities”
Prof. Sam Amago

10:45 – 11:00

11:00 – 11:45
“Literature in Spanish and the Amazon Basin: An Ecocritical Perspective”
Prof. Jorge Grajales-Diaz

11:45 – 12:00
Special Event: Farewell to Prof. Gustavo Pellón and Welcome to Prof. Ricardo Padrón

12:00 – 1:00

1:00 – 2:15
“Ecopedagogy in the Spanish Class” 
Prof. Gabriela Dongo Arévalo

2:15 – 2:30
Evaluation, closing remarks


This program is sponsored by


University of Virginia Zehmer Hall 104 Midmont Ln, Charlottesville, VA 22903