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Professor Jennifer S. Ponce de León wins SAS Dean's Award for Distinguished Teaching by an Assistant Professor

This award recognizes a member of the junior faculty who demonstrates unusual promise as an educator. The 2020 recipient is Jennifer Ponce de León, Assistant Professor of English, who has established Latinx studies on a secure basis in her department, covering the field of Latinx studies across the spectrum of literary and visual culture. Despite—or because of—the high expectations Ponce de León sets, Penn students find her classes riveting, innovative, and life-altering. An undergraduate writes: "I personally think that everyone who finished the course came out a changed student and thinker."

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