Dr. Amy Williamsen, professor of Spanish and former head of the Department of Languages, Literatures, and Cultures, died Monday.
She was devoted to her students and was a wonderful teacher and mentor.
She was passionate about diversity and inclusion, and particularly about supporting the Latinx community at UNCG. She was a leader on campus, establishing the Alianza network for Latinx faculty, students, and staff, and she played a key role in the CHANCE program, which introduces Latinx high school students to the University. In recognition of those accomplishments, she was selected to receive the 2019 College of Arts and Sciences Diversity and Inclusion Award.
She was also an accomplished scholar and translator and the co-founder of GEMELA, a scholarly organization dedicated to the study of women’s cultural production in medieval and early modern Spain and colonial Latin America.
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