Welcome to the web page of the department of Spanish and Portuguese! We are a vibrant, multicultural, diverse community of scholars and students deeply engaged in the study of the languages, cultures, societies, literatures and arts of Latin America, the Iberian Peninsula and the growing US Latinx population. Today, more than 500 million people speak Spanish worldwide, and over 230 million speak Portuguese. Spanish has a long tradition in the USA, which along with Mexico, Spain, Colombia, and Argentina is one of the top five Spanish-speaking countries in the world.
The Department Recognition Ceremony For Fall 2021 and Spring 2022 Graduation will be held on Thursday, May 5, 2022, from 12pm - 3pm in Old Main Chapel, with a reception on the patio of McKenna Languages to follow. Livestream details for remote attendance and guidelines for in-person attendance are coming soon!
Prof. Élika Ortega-Guzmán has been chosen as a winner of the 2021-2022 Outstanding Faculty Mentor Award, given by the Graduate School. Thanks to Elisabetta Rodio, who organized the nomination, and all of the graduate students who contributed their statements to that nomination. And CONGRATULATIONS to Prof. Ortega-Guzmán!
New for AY 2022-2023: The Department of Spanish and Portuguese is proud to announce that our top-ranked, incoming PhD student (starting in Fall 2022) will receive a Devaney Graduate Fellowship for their first and final years of study (two years in total). The fellowship covers tuition, fees, and student health insurance, and come with a monthly stipend equal to a 50% GPTI appointment. The recipient of a Devaney Graduate Fellowship will thus have two years free of teaching while receiving full financial support.
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