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Fall Virtual Drop-In Advising Hours

Virtual Drop-In Advising We offer virtual drop-in advising three days each week Mondays 10:00 - 12:00 Wednesdays 10:00-12:00 Thursdays 1:00 - 3:00

Welcome to Fall 2023!  Sproul hall and the undergrad advising team are looking forward to the new academic year and welcoming you back.  Please use the below link to make an advising appointment or see the flyer for our virtual front desk (drop-in) advising.

The UC Iberian Studies Consortium has Been Launched

The Department of Spanish and Portuguese is delighted to announce that thanks to a generous gift from Roberta Lee Johnson (BA and MA, UC Davis; professor emerita, University of Kansas), the UC Iberian Studies Consortium has been formed, and will be headquartered at UC Davis. 

16th Annual Samuel Armistead Colloquium Program

16th Annual Samuel Armistead Colloquium


Digital Landscapes: Paths to Reparative Justice in a Technological World


This year's colloquium will be a hybrid event held on April 6th (online) and 7th (in-person).

This event focuses on the relationship between humanities, technological resources and social justice.

Join us for a Series of Films by the Argentine Documentarian Andrés Di Tella

The Department of Spanish and Portuguese cordially invites the UC Davis community to a series of films by Argentine documentarian Andrés di Tella, offered in the context of Professor Lazzara’s graduate seminar on “Memory, Culture, and Human Rights.” The last film in the series (March 10th) will be followed by a live conversation with the filmmaker. His film 327 Cuadernos (327 Notebooks) (2015) is of special interest, since it is based on the diaries of Ricardo Piglia, who was a professor in the Department of Spanish and Portuguese during the 2000-2001 academic year.

Congratulations the Calaveritas Contest Winners!

This year's Calaveritas Contest had many fantastic entries, see the winning entries!

Las calaveras son poemas satíricos que forman parte de la
celebración del Día de Muertos. A manera de epitafio
burlesco, relatan la muerte de una persona.
Tradicionalmente suelen estar dedicadas a personas de
autoridad o figuras de la vida pública, y comúnmente
encierran críticas sociales o comentarios políticos.



Ankita Karthik

Donald Trump, eres único,

NEH Working Group Earns LULAC Recognition for Curricular Enhancement Project

A departmental working group for the project "Preparing Bilingual Spanish Speaking Students for Careers in Immigration Law" has been awarded a Certificate of Recognition by the League of United Latin American Citizens "for championing the needs of bilingual students and promoting bilingualism in the legal profession." The award was presented on October 10, 2022, at a meeting of the working group with five UC Davis alumni who returned to campus to offer feedback on the project.

Filmed Event - Careers in Law, Advocacy, and Social Services for Immigrant Communities

With support from the National Endowment from the Humanities, the Global Migration Center, and the Spanish and Portuguese department, Professors Robert Irwin and Emily Vázquez hosted the event "Careers in Law, Advocacy, and Social Services for Immigrant Communities." At this event, a panel of distinguished alumni from the Spanish and Portuguese department talked about their experiences following career paths that focus on helping Latinx communities, and about how their Spanish major has helped them accomplish their professional goals.

Professor Newcomb interviews Gibraltar writer Humbert Hernández

On Wednesday, October 5, 2022 from 9-10:30 am (Pacific), Professor Robert Patrick Newcomb will interview the writer Humbert Hernández. They will discuss Hernández's new book, Mis patios perdidos: memorias de una infancia gibraltareñaThe event is open to the public, will be bilingual (English/Spanish), and will take place over Zoom.