Research & Connections



The Department of Spanish & Portuguese Studies brings together world-renowned faculty whose research and teaching focus on the languages, literatures, cultures, and linguistics of Iberia, Latin America, and Lusophone Africa. The work of our faculty is characterized by an engagement with theoretical analysis and social approaches to a wide variety of cultural productions and phenomena. The diversity of disciplines, cultures, and languages represented among our faculty and graduate student research are united by a desire to foster an interdisciplinary approach that crosses traditional geographic, linguistic, and disciplinary borders.

Porto, Portugal. Shoppers stroll on Rua de Santa Catarina pedestrian street