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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Henley Gate, UC Santa Barbara
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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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"We Are All Writers", Elena Poniatowska's plenary lecture at the XV Colloquium on Mexican Literature, November 1, 2012
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Butterfly Beach in Santa Barbara
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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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Upcoming Events

Fall Meeting of the Southern California Chapter of the AATSP (American Association of Teachers of Spanish and Portuguese)

Keynote speaker: Eve Zyzik, Professor at UC Santa Cruz

Submission deadline for Call for Papers: September 1st

  1. October 27, 2018

Announcements

The AATSP-SoCal Fall 2018 will be held at UCSB on October 27th.

Prof. Sara Poot-Herrera recently had the honor of being the keynote speaker at the Senate of Mexico, in the anniversary of the Novo-Hispanic poet Sor Juana Inés de la Cruz.