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
Phelps Hall, home of the Spanish & Portuguese Department
Humanities and Social Sciences Building, UC Santa Barbara
"We Are All Writers", Elena Poniatowska's plenary lecture at the XV Colloquium on Mexican Literature, November 1, 2012
Butterfly Beach in Santa Barbara

Career Opportunities: Spanish & Portuguese

The Department of Spanish and Portuguese at the University of California, Santa Barbara, seeks a full-time tenure-track Assistant Professor in the field of border and migration studies in the

Assistant Professor of Border and Migration Studies in the Americas

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Upcoming Events

Mark your calendars for the talk by Jorge Pérez (alumnus of our department and currently Professor and Chair at UT Austin) titled “The Tricks of the Trade: Survival Kit for the Job Market” . This event is sponsored by Graduate Division and will take place on April 19th from 12pm to 1pmfollowing our SpanPort graduate conference “Silenced Voices”.
  1. April 19, 2019 - 12:00pm to 1:00pm


Interview with Associate Professor of Spanish Juan Pablo Lupi about Venezuela's crisis will be...

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.