KSU Foreign Language Student Heads to National Conference

 Samuel Lee, Spanish ML&C Major
Samuel Lee received internal funding from the Office of Research to present his abstract in NCUR Montana this upcoming March 26th

Spanish Major to present undergraduate research at NCUR with support from Office of Research

KENNESAW, Ga. (Feb 10, 2020) — On Wednesday, January 15th, KSU Spanish student Samuel Lee received internal funding from the Office of Research to present his abstract in NCUR Montana this upcoming March 26th. Lee had written this abstract–which stemmed from his final paper he wrote for his Spanish 3304 course–along with KSU assistant professor of Spanish, Dr. Zaya Rustamova. NCUR congratulated him for demonstrating “a unique contribution to [his] field of study” and they gave him the opportunity to present his work “to [his] peers, faculty, and staff from all over the nation.”

Part of his abstract:

“In 1936, Spain experienced a shift in leadership from its newly established Republican government to the oppressive regime of Francisco Franco that lasted until 1975. This dictatorship, known as Francoism and based on fascist ideology known as National Catholicism, revoked the validity of progressive Republican laws that were enacted during the previous regime’s rule. Francoism led to a decrease in civil rights and an increase in persecution of perceived ideological subversives within marginalized groups, particularly women. Using the short story La conciencia by Ana Marí­a Matute, this presentation focuses on the alienation (enajenación) of women of lower socioeconomic strata under Franco’s dictatorship and their incapacity to communicate effectively experienced by the female protagonist as a result of lack of access to education.”

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