Working Groups & Organizations

Graduate Association for Spanish and Portuguese (GASP)

The Graduate Association for Spanish and Portuguese (GASP) is a non-profit graduate student organization in the Department of Spanish and Portuguese at The University of Arizona who works to: 

  • promote the academic and labor interest of the graduate students in the Department of Spanish and Portuguese
  • provide fellowship among students and faculty
  • provide a forum for the presentation of innovative ideas, and for the mediation of academic and labor related disputes.

Meetings are open to all organization active and associate members, faculty, and the Center for Student Involvement & Leadership representatives. A notice of at least 1 week will be given prior to all meetings. The meetings are to be organized and controlled by officers and active members. Any student in the Department of Spanish and Portuguese at the University of Arizona is eligible to be an active member and may hold office. 

Please contact or for more information. (Currently paused for Spring 2022)

Hispanic and Lusophone Linguistics Working Group (HLLWG)

The Hispanic and Lusophone Linguistics Working Group (HLLWG) was created in Fall 2019 with the main goal of promoting a collaborative setting to support graduate student research in the field of Hispanic Linguistics within our department. The group has been working on different projects and activities such as accountability partners, a peer review board, and a mentorship program, for example. The group has also been in charge of organizing the DSP Linguistics Colloquium since Fall 2019.

For more information, please access or contact us through

Literary and Cultural Studies Working Group (LCSWG)

The Literary and Cultural Studies Group arises as an initiative to strengthen the educational path of both masters and doctoral students during their stay in the literature, cultural studies, and border studies programs at the University of Arizona. One of the main objectives of LCSWG is to reinforce the knowledge acquired by the student through practice, by carrying out different academic and social activities that serve to develop leadership skills and professionalization of the members while combining their studies with the work of the Academy.

Our work team is made up of the Executive Board and the Standing Committees: Academic Conferences Committee, Academic Resources and Student-Centered Workshops Committee, Anti-Racism and Social Justice Committee, Community Outreach Committee, Literary Projects Committee, Professional Development Committee, Teaching Development Workshops Committee.

To be an active member please contact us at: or for more information.

Our website is under construction!

Social Networks: 
Facebook: Literatos Unidos Lcs 
Instagram: @literaryandculturalstudies 

Colaborativo de Latinoamericanismos Emergentes desde la Academia (CLEA)

This graduate and professional group is interested in the political, cultural, and philosophical production and dissemination of discourses on or about Latin America. The aim of the collective is to establish avenues for dialogue, critical thinking, and a sense of community amongst graduate students, faculty, as well as scholars in other institutions whose point of convergence is their mutual interest in Latin America. As such, this group aims to critically engage with Latin America’s emergent literature, cultural productions and politics from a humanities perspective while at the same time inviting  and encouraging inter- and transdisciplinary perspectives on the political and cultural issues that define Latin America’s history and its current and ongoing cultural and political transformations.

Contact email:
Facebook: @colaborativoclea