Welcome to the Department of Spanish and Portuguese

The Department of Spanish and Portuguese is devoted to the research and teaching of the literatures, cultures and languages of Spain, Portugal and Latin America. We award the degrees of B.A. in Spanish or Portuguese, and PhD, with specializations in the areas of Spanish and Latin American Literature, Portuguese and Brazilian Literature, and Iberian Linguistics, with optional emphases on Translation Studies, Feminist Studies, Medieval Studies and Applied Linguistics. See More...

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Congratulations to Michael Harris, Eloísa Alcocer, María Inés Canto recipients of the 2012-2013 Dean's Advancement Fellowship
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Daniel Chui and Pedro Escobar-Uribe, recipients of Graduate Opportunity Fellowship, 2012
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"We Are All Writers", Elena Poniatowska's plenary lecture at the XV Colloquium on Mexican Literature, November 1, 2012
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Phelps Hall, home of the Spanish & Portuguese Department
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Humanities and Social Sciences Building, UC Santa Barbara
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Henley Gate, UC Santa Barbara
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Butterfly Beach in Santa Barbara

Career Opportunities: Spanish & Portuguese

The Department of Spanish and Portuguese at UCSB invites applications for tenure-track positions.  More Info...

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Announcements

Congratulations to Prof. Sara Poot-Herrera for receiving the Eligio Ancona Medal from the Governor of the State of Yucatán!

In honor of her groundbreaking translation of Mundo Cruel