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Spanish & Portuguese at the University of California, Berkeley

Welcome to the web resource of the Department of Spanish and Portuguese at the University of California, Berkeley. Our department is a medium-sized one, big enough to offer a wide variety of approaches to teaching and research yet small enough to afford students at both the graduate and undergraduate level personal attention and mentoring. We offer an abundance of opportunities to learn and achieve mastery of the languages and cultures we study, which include Catalan, Nahuatl, Portuguese, Romance Studies and Spanish. Our programs are specially designed for highly motivated students with a passion for other languages, literatures and cultures, for imaginative approaches to these and for careful crossing of traditionally defined geographic, linguistic and disciplinary borders.

Several of our faculty are formally involved with or are active in other departments or academic units on campus—for example, Comparative Literature, Rhetoric, Film and Media, Gender & Women’s Studies, the Portuguese Studies Program, the Spanish Studies Program, the Catalan and Occitan Studies Program, and the Center for Latin American Studies and Renaissance and Early Modern Studies.

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News

Congratulations, Yairamarén Maldonado!

We are pleased to announce that Ph.D candidate Yairamarén Román Maldonado has been awarded the Ford Foundation 2019 Dissertation Fellowship. This prestigious fellowship is sponsored by the Ford Foundation and administered by the Fellowships Office of the National Academies of Science, Engineering, and Medicine. Congratulations, Yaira!!

Congratulations, Molly Borowitz!

Congratulations to Molly Borowitz, who will begin as an Assistant Professor at Georgetown University in Fall 2019!  Molly is currently finishing her doctoral work, which focuses on Early Modern and Colonial literature and culture. Her dissertation takes up the question of Early Modern forms of self-representation and their complex relations to institutional power.  (more…)

Professor Saum-Pascual publishes new book!

Congratulations to Assistant Professor Alex Saum-Pascual on publishing her book #Postweb! Crear con la máquina y en la red (Iberoamericana-Vervuert, 2018)In this new book, Prof. Saum-Pascual explores the role of digital technologies in recent literary experimentation in Spain throughout the last two decades. (more…)