Doctorate (PhD) in Spanish

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.

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.

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Publications Books: Reading Inebriation in Early Colonial Peru. (1st edition Ashgate 2012; 1st reprint edition Routledge 2017). Viewing a variety of narratives through the lens of inebriation imagery, this book explores how such imagery...
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
Dr. Melissa A. Fitch (Ph.D. 1995 ASU) holds the rank of University Distinguished Professor. Her work encompasses the period marked by the rise of mass media at the turn of the last century to the present-day influence and pervasiveness of...
Dr. Ana Maria Carvalho is a Professor of Portuguese and Spanish Linguistics. She is the Director of the Portuguese Language Program, an affiliated faculty of the Second Language Acquisition and Teaching Program (SLAT), and holds a courtesy...
Dr. Sonia Colina's areas of expertise are Spanish phonology (Optimality Theory, syllable structure) and Translation Studies (translation pedagogy, translation quality and translation in health care). She is the author of Fundamentals of...