Statement of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion
The Department of Spanish and Portuguese promotes undergraduate and graduate education that fosters cross-cultural understanding, equity, and human rights for all. We strive to provide a safe space for learning, research, and public engagement across national, linguistic, and ideological borders. Read more...


Join us for a Series of Films by the Argentine Documentarian Andrés Di Tella

The Department of Spanish and Portuguese cordially invites the UC Davis community to a series of films by Argentine documentarian Andrés di Tella, offered in the context of Professor Lazzara’s graduate seminar on “Memory, Culture, and Human Rights.” The last film in the series (March 10th) will be followed by a live conversation with the filmmaker. His film 327 Cuadernos (327 Notebooks) (2015) is of special interest, since it is based on the diaries of Ricardo Piglia, who was a professor in the Department of Spanish and Portuguese during the 2000-2001 academic year.

Congratulations the Calaveritas Contest Winners!

This year's Calaveritas Contest had many fantastic entries, see the winning entries!

Las calaveras son poemas satíricos que forman parte de la
celebración del Día de Muertos. A manera de epitafio
burlesco, relatan la muerte de una persona.
Tradicionalmente suelen estar dedicadas a personas de
autoridad o figuras de la vida pública, y comúnmente
encierran críticas sociales o comentarios políticos.



Ankita Karthik

Donald Trump, eres único,

NEH Working Group Earns LULAC Recognition for Curricular Enhancement Project

A departmental working group for the project "Preparing Bilingual Spanish Speaking Students for Careers in Immigration Law" has been awarded a Certificate of Recognition by the League of United Latin American Citizens "for championing the needs of bilingual students and promoting bilingualism in the legal profession." The award was presented on October 10, 2022, at a meeting of the working group with five UC Davis alumni who returned to campus to offer feedback on the project.