Statement of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion
The Department of Spanish and Portuguese promotes undergraduate and graduate education that fosters cross-cultural understanding, equity, and human rights for all. We strive to provide a safe space for learning, research, and public engagement across national, linguistic, and ideological borders. Read more...


Professor Newcomb interviews Gibraltar author MG Sanchez on June 7, 2022

On Tuesday, June 7, 2022, Professor Robert Patrick Newcomb will interview author MG Sanchez, about his new novel Marlboro Man. The event is open to the public, and will take place over Zoom.   Sanchez is Gibraltar's most prominent English-language writer, and is the author of several novels, as well as short story collections, memoirs, and anthologies.

The Department of Spanish and Portuguese presents: an Interview with Bernardino Gabriel Hernandez

On May 23rd, the Department of Spanish and Portuguese hosted an interview with Bernardino Gabriel Hernández. 

Hernández graduated from UC Davis with a BA in Spanish in 2009. Being undocumented, he had difficulty entering the US workforce. He therefore returned to his native country of Mexico where he eventually managed to set up his own business. He is now a successful businessman, one of “the other DREAMers”.

UC Iberianists Meeting - Join us May 20 from 8:30-5 pm, 912 Sproul Hall.

On Friday, May 20, the UC Comparative Iberian Studies Working Group will host its 9th meeting at UC Davis. The group, founded in 2011 and initially funded by a grant from the UC Humanities Research Institute, is directed by Professor Robert Patrick Newcomb. It features faculty specialists in Iberian (Spanish/Castilian, Portuguese, Catalan, Galician, and Basque) literatures and cultures from several UC campuses. This event, which is open to the public, is supported by UC Davis' and UC Santa Barbara's departments of Spanish and Portuguese.

Consider a gift to the languages this Give Day: April 22-23, 2022

Greg Redmond, German Graduate Program Alum, and his wife, Carrie Cornwell, have issued a Give Day challenge:

"Taking a two-year break from practicing primary care medicine at UCDHs for 27 years, to complete a master's degree in German at UCD, saved my quality of life.