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Our recent PhD graduate Laura Gasca, now in a tenure track position at Fairfield U. in Connecticut, was selected as the recipient of the Doctoral Dissertation Research Award ASELE - Routledge 2019 during the 30th International Congress of ASELE (International Association for Teaching Spanish as a Foreign Language ) in Portugal. The award recognizes the best dissertation of the year and provides funds to publish the dissertation as a book that will be published by Routledge. The title of the research is "La experiencia traductora de estudiantes de español como lengua de herencia: un estudio empírico a través de tres niveles de enseñanza superior" and it was directed by Professor Marta Fairclough. Additional information can be found at: