Hispanic Literatures and Cultures

The Department of Spanish and Portuguese offers a comprehensive and innovative graduate program in the literature and cultures of the Hispanic and Luso-Brazilian world. We offer courses that cover a range of chronological, geographical, and generic categories, including Peninsular and Latin American literature and visual culture from the pre-modern period to the present day, as well as courses in literary, aesthetic, and political theory. Our program is distinguished by cross-unit collaboration and interdisciplinary approaches. Our faculty is dynamic, professionally active, and committed to working closely with students to prepare them for careers in university teaching and research.

Programs

The MA degree in Spanish provides students with a comprehensive overview of the fields of Hispanic literatures and cultures and prepares the student to pursue work at the PhD level in Spanish or in other disciplines.

The PhD in Spanish prepares students for careers in university teaching and research through an integrated program of advanced course work and the preparation of a doctoral dissertation. Each program is flexible enough to provide for comprehensive coverage in the student's primary area while assuring ample coverage of the broad field of Hispanic literatures and cultures.

Related Faculty

Dr. Melissa A. Fitch (Ph.D. 1995 ASU) holds the rank of University DIstinguished Professor, and is a second-generation Mexican-American who was born in Los Angeles and raised in the city of San Francisco. She is the Faculty Fellow for the...
Judith Nantell received her M.A. and Ph.D. from Indiana University and taught at the University of Wisconsin-Madison and Florida State University before coming to the University of Arizona in 1987. Her publications center largely on Spanish...
Course Information: Spanish 437: Spanish Theater Spanish 330: Intermediate Conversation Courses Taught: Spanish 325, Span 330, Span 425, Span 435, Span 437, Span 450, Span 511, Span 561, Span 579, Span 581A
Faith S. Harden (Ph.D., University of Virginia) is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Spanish and Portuguese and affiliated faculty in the Department of Gender and Women's Studies at the University of Arizona. Her research and teaching...
Anita Huizar-Hernández is an Assistant Professor of Border Studies in the Department of Spanish and Portuguese at the University of Arizona. She received her Ph.D. in Literature (Cultural Studies) from the University of California,...
Kaitlin M. Murphy is currently an assistant professor of Latin American Cultural Studies in the Department of Spanish and Portuguese, faculty in the Social, Cultural, and Critical Theory Graduate Interdisciplinary Program, and affiliated faculty in...