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We study and teach about the languages, texts and cultures of the Spanish- and Portuguese-speaking worlds, including Iberia, Latin America, Africa and the US. We aim to engage students, other scholars and members of local and other communities in the interdisciplinary study of these worlds.

Our research and teaching cover a range of fields, but converge on the following strategic foci:

  • Translating language and culture
  • Narratives/performance of identity and citizenship 
  • Empire, colonialism, and post-coloniality

We offer programs of study at the undergraduate and graduate levels. At all levels, we focus on developing students’ understanding of past and present texts – from literary texts to film & media texts to everyday talk – and the social and cultural contexts that shape and are shaped by such texts.