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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Juan Pablo Lupi y César A. Salgado, eds. La futuridad del naufragio: Orígenes,...
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"Don Quijote o la paradoja del ser" explora el mundo contradictorio del hidalgo manchego, donde la realidad fluida parece siempre rehuir una definición unívoca, dando amplio margen a la paradoja y la ambigüedad.