Welcome, new members: Matthew JK Hill, William L. Robboy

Matthew JK Hill has ...

Matthew JK Hill has recently been appointed as the Latin American and Iberian Area Studies librarian at the Harold B. Lee Library at Brigham Young University in Provo, Utah. He completed both his BA and MA at BYU, the former in Spanish Translation and Latin American Studies and the latter in Spanish American Literature with a thesis on indigenismo in Mexican Golden Age Cinema.  He graduated in 2015 with his PhD in Hispanic American Literature from the University of Texas at Austin with the dissertation, "Intercolonial Currents: Printing Press and Book Circulation in the Spanish Philippines, 1571-1821."  Professionally, he specializes in Colonial Latin American literature, history, and culture and enjoys working in archives and reading/researching/writing about the Spanish Colonial period in Mexico and the Philippines, as well as Colonial Brazil.

William L. Robboy has been a librarian at the Library of Congress since 2003.  Since 2009 he has worked in the Mexico, Central America and Caribbean Section of the Acquisitions and Bibliographic Access Directorate.  His current duties include cataloging of printed monographs and acquisition of Caribbean materials.  He has an MILS from the University of Michigan School of Information and an MA in linguistics from the University of California, San Diego.