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Spanish & Portuguese Studies

The Department of Spanish & Portuguese Studies is committed to the production and transmission of knowledge of the Spanish and Portuguese languages and the literatures and cultures of Spain, Portugal, Latin America, and U.S. Latinos.
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Letter From the Chair: Ana M. Gómez-Bravo As I step in as new chair, I would like to first thank Professor Tony Geist for leaving such a cordial and vibrant department in my hands. When I arrived at... Read more
A recipe from Prof. Ana Gomez-Bravo’s Converso Cookbook is featured in Tablet Magazine as a tasty option for... Read more
The origins of the word “adafina” are not exactly known. The more accepted interpretation is that it comes from the Spanish Arabic word addafína, which derives from the Classical Arabic word... Read more
Faculty Rave: Leigh Mercer and Donald Gilbert-Santamaria Faculty members, Leigh Mercer and Donald Gilbert-Santamaría... Read more
León Bensadon, longtime friend and colleague of Spanish and Portuguese Studies Division, passed away on November 4, 2012. Donations in... Read more
Changing demographics nationally and locally lend a new urgency to our mission to study language, literatures, and cultures. Join us today as we strive to create knowledgeable and compassionate... Read more


May 28
300 Level Tertulias
1:30pm to 2:20pm: LOW 117
May 29
Faculty Meeting
12:30pm to 1:30pm: TBD
May 29
100/200 Level Tertulias
1:30pm to 2:20pm: SAV 132
Jun 4
300 Level Tertulias
1:30pm to 2:20pm: LOW 117

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