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1. Gianfranco Centeno (gianfrancogc AT berkeley.edu) Hello everyone! My name is Gianfranco Gastelo, a re-entry, first-generation, Latino student double majoring in Comparative Literature and Spanish with a certificate in Visual Cultures. My
fascination with multidisciplinarity attracted my interest in philosophy, architecture, psychology, sociology, statistics, philology, and history. As a comparatist with a profound interest in colonialism, I plan to take more Filipino grammar courses to penetrate the literature of José Rizal’s original anti-colonial books and develop thematic relationships between Filipino and Peruvian authors during colonial periods. In addition to Filipino, I study French and Latin independently, though I wish to take them more formally, during my doctoral education next year. During my free time, I serve as a tutor for the Art of Writing Program, assisting students with literature, film and rhetoric courses, and middle school mentor, supporting students in the fields of writing, mathematics, and student success. Now, near the conclusion of my undergraduate education at UC Berkeley, I will be submitting an honors thesis on the firs Spanish conquest in Peru through both HAAS and McNairs Scholar programs. Please, contact me if you have any questions about the Comparative Literature department, its courses and faculty, or interests in applying for research programs. As a student who values diversity andinclusivity, I welcome every single one of you to the Comparative Literature Department.
2. Andres Morales (amorales AT berkeley.edu) Bio coming soon ...