Department of Spanish and Portuguese People


Travis G. Bradley

  • Professor of Spanish
  • Chair, Designated Emphasis in Second Language Acquisition
705 Sproul Hall
Office Hours
F23: By appointment
Remote via Zoom (please email for an appointment)
Not teaching in FQ 2023.

Agustina Carando

  • Assistant Professor of Spanish
  • Director, Heritage Spanish Program
613 Sproul Hall
Office Hours
F23: Wednesdays 2-4 pm or by appointment
In person or Zoom

Michael Lazzara

  • Professor of Latin American Literature and Cultural Studies
  • Associate Vice Provost of Academic Programs in Global Affairs
606 Sproul Hall
Office Hours
F23: By appointment

Robert Patrick Newcomb

  • Professor of Luso-Brazilian Studies
  • Undergraduate Portuguese Advisor
  • Affiliated faculty, Comparative Literature and Critical Theory
  • Director, UC Iberian Studies Consortium
  • Co-director, UC Davis European Studies Initiative
610 Sproul Hall
Office Hours
Fall 2023: Wednesdays, 11 am-1 pm, Zoom

Ana Peluffo

  • Department Chair of Spanish and Portuguese
  • Professor of Latin American Literatures and Cultures
  • Co-Chair Nineteenth-Century Studies Section (LASA)
  • Affiliated Faculty of Women and Gender Studies, Cultural Studies and Comparative Literature
703 Sproul Hall


Emeriti Faculty

Graduate Student Representatives

Graduate Students

Haley Williams

  • Graduate student in Latin American Literature and Culture
  • Associate Instructor of Spanish
618 Sproul hall
Office Hours
F23: Monday and Tuesday 11:00am-12:00pm (or by appointment)

Peer Advisors

Salvador García

  • Peer Advisor
Sproul 612B
Office Hours
Tuesday's 3:30-4:30pm
Friday's 3pm-4pm