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.

Related Faculty

Dr. Ana Maria Carvalho is a Professor of Portuguese and Spanish Linguistics. She completed her PhD in Hispanic Linguistics at the University of California at Berkeley in 1998, with a specialization in sociolinguistics. She is the Director of...
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. Her research is currently...
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...
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
Publications Books: Reading Inebriation in Early Colonial Peru. 2nd Ed. New York: Routledge, 2016. Viewing a variety of narratives through the lens of inebriation imagery, this book explores how such imagery emerges in colonial Peru as...

Alumni

Our alumni have gone on to exciting careers around the world in a wide variety of industries. Browse below to see what you can do with your degree.

Harry Dennis
B.A.
Spanish
1962
M.A.
Spanish
1965
Ph.D.
Spanish
1970
Professor Emeritus
California State University
Edward Elias
M.A.
Spanish
1971
Ph.D.
Spanish
1979
Associate Professor Emeritus
University of Utah
Beatriz Jimenez-Villanueva
M.A.
Spanish
2009
Ph.D.
Spanish
2015
CEO
Guadabroad
Marta Ramirez Martinez
M.A.
Spanish
2012
Ph.D.
Spanish
2017
Assistant Professor of Spanish
Wartburg College