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Department of Spanish and Portuguese Studies

Founded in the 1960s, the Department of Spanish and Portuguese Studies at the University of Minnesota – Twin Cities, is widely recognized as a pioneer in the interdisciplinary study of language, literature and, more broadly, cultural expressions grounded in theorized and broadly socio-historical perspectives.

We offer B.A. degrees in Spanish and in combined Spanish and Portuguese; and M.A. and Ph.D. degrees in Hispanic Literatures and Cultures, Hispanic Linguistics, and Lusophone Literatures & Cultures. Our faculty have strengths in the colonial, postcolonial and globalization triad; feminist, gender and sexuality studies; memory and witnessing; human rights; subaltern studies; law and literature; cultural contacts; and the Hispanic legacies of Hebrew and Arabic traditions. In Linguistics, our strengths are in the study of language in its context(s) with a focus on interdisciplinary approaches to language contact, phonology, pragmatics, second language acquisition, sociolinguistics and syntax.

Department News

  • THE STATE OF IBEROAMERICAN STUDIES SERIES

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    XX THE STATE OF IBEROAMERICAN STUDIES SERIES
    HUMAN RIGHTS ACROSS THE DISCIPLINES / HUMAN RIGHTS AND THEATER
    A TRIBUTE TO REVISTA CONJUNTO: CASA DE LAS AMERICAS 50 + 1

    University of Minnesota and College of St. Benedict /St. John's University
    March 12-14, 2015

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  • Spanish and Portuguese Research Group (SPRG)

    sprg-sm.jpgFriday, February 13, 2015
    113 Folwell Hall
    3:30 to 5:00pm

    Two graduate students in Hispanic Literatures and Cultures, Ross Sandell and Kevin Huselid, will give presentations on their research this Friday. Please join us!

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  • Unraveling the Secret of Basilio's Code and its Intellectual Consequences

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    ​Center for Early Modern History
    Presents
    "Unraveling the Secret of Basilio's Code and its Intellectual Consequences"

    a lecture by
    Luis Anchondo
    Visiting Assistant Professor, Spanish & Portuguese Studies

    Friday, February 6, 2015
    12:15pm
    1210 Heller Hall

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  • Bearing Witness 70 Years after the Liberation of Auschwitz

    iPhoto-Library.jpgFeaturing Artist Felix de la Concha's
    "Portraits and Conversations with Survivors of the Shoah"
    A multi-media art project that delves into the act of bearing witness

    5:00p.m. - 8:00 p.m.
    Weisman Art Museum
    Monday, January 26, 2015

    Free and open to the public reservations required!
    Please make your reservations by clicking here or calling the event line at 612-424-3624. Parking available in the Weisman Art Museum garage.

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