Department of Spanish and Portuguese People


Leopoldo Bernucci

  • Distinguished Professor of Spanish
  • The Russell F. and Jean H. Fiddyment Chair in Latin American Studies
712A Sproul Hall
Office Hours
SQ 24: Tuesdays and Wednesdays 12:00-1:00 pm; or by appointment

Travis G. Bradley

  • Professor of Spanish
  • Chair, Designated Emphasis in Second Language Acquisition
705 Sproul Hall
Office Hours
SQ 24: Tuesday or Thursday afternoon
Please email to request a Zoom appointment

Robert Patrick Newcomb

  • Professor of Luso-Brazilian Studies
  • Undergraduate Portuguese Advisor
  • Affiliated faculty, Comparative Literature and Critical Theory
  • Director, UC Iberian Studies Consortium
  • Co-director, UC Davis European Studies Initiative
610 Sproul Hall

Ana Peluffo

  • Department Chair of Spanish and Portuguese
  • Professor of Latin American Literatures and Cultures
  • Co-Chair Nineteenth-Century Studies Section (LASA)
  • Affiliated Faculty of Women and Gender Studies, Cultural Studies and Comparative Literature
703 Sproul Hall


Emeriti Faculty

Graduate Student Representatives

Lucas Ruppel

  • Graduate Student in Spanish
  • Spanish
707 Sproul Hall
Office Hours
SQ 24: Tuesdays after class at Sproul Hall #707, Thursdays via Zoom by appointment

Graduate Students

Lillian Jones

  • PhD Candidate, Spanish
  • Associate Instructor
  • Department of Spanish and Portuguese
615 Sproul Hall
Office Hours
Primavera 2024 (Spring 2024)
lunes, 15h-16h & viernes, 10h-11h (mándeme un email para el enlace de Zoom, por favor)
Mondays 3pm-4pm & Fridays 10am-11am (please send me an email for the Zoom link)

Emily Nelsen

  • Graduate Student in Spanish and Portuguese
Sproul 110
Office Hours
SQ 24: Monday and Wednesday 2:30-3:30pm
In-person or by appointment

Elena Rios Ruiz

  • PhD Candidate in Latin American Languages and Literatures
  • Diana Aramburu-Advisor
Sproul Hall 611
Office Hours
SQ 24: Monday and Friday 10:30-11:30
In-person (Remote by previous appointment)

Haley Williams

  • Graduate student in Latin American Literature and Culture
  • Associate Instructor of Spanish
618 Sproul hall
Office Hours
SQ 24: Tuesday and Wednesday 11:00am-12:00pm (or by appointment)

Peer Advisors

Salvador García

  • Peer Advisor
Office Hours
Wednesday's 4:30-5:30pm (Sproul 114)
Friday's 1-2pm (Sproul 612B)