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...

News

Professor Michael Lazzara Interviewed on TV Network of the University of Santiago de Chile

Professor Michael Lazzara appeared as a featured guest on "Criaturas," a program hosted by Chilean writer and literary critic Andrea Jeftanovic, which airs on the University of Santiago de Chile Television Network. The program focuses on a Latin American literary character as a conversation starter. In this episode, Professor Lazzara discusses El Padre Mío, the main character of a book by Chilean author Diamela Eltit, who won the 2018 Chilean National Literary Award.

The Story of a First Generation Student - Languages and Literatures' own Lorenzo Zúñiga

Being the first in one's family to attend college is a major step in one's life and can be an intimidating experience - encountering a new world for which a student has not been prepared by family history. UC Davis honors its first generation students for their boldness and determination to further their education. The First Generation Initiative at UC Davis is a resource for first generation students and one of its goals is to raise awareness of these students' experiences.

Professor Robert Newcomb Publishes New Title

Congratulations to Professor Robert Newcomb on the publication of his book, Iberianism and Crisis: Spain and Portugal at the Turn of the Twentieth Century, by the University of Toronto Press.  Iberianism and Crisis examines how prominent peninsular essay writers and public intellectuals, active around the turn of the twentieth century, looked to Iberianism to address a succession of political, economic, and social crises that shook the Spanish and Portuguese states to their foundations.