Department of Spanish and Portuguese People


Michael Lazzara

  • Professor of Latin American Literature and Cultural Studies
  • Associate Vice Provost of Academic Programs in Global Affairs
606 Sproul Hall
Office Hours
Office hours on Zoom by appointment

Robert Patrick Newcomb

  • Professor of Luso-Brazilian Studies
  • Undergraduate Portuguese Adviser
  • Co-director of UC Comparative Iberian Studies Working Group
610 Sproul Hall
Office Hours
Summer 2021 office hours/advising: please email to make an appointment.

Ana Peluffo

  • Chair, Department 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

Faculty - Emerita/us

Graduate Student Representatives

Daniela Cerbino

  • Graduate Student in Spanish, Associate in Spanish
707 Sproul Hall
Office Hours
Wednesdays & Fridays from 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm. Please email me in advance if you are planning to attend the meeting and refer to the course syllabus for the Zoom link.

Graduate Students

Hunter K Snow

  • MA Graduate student in Spanish linguistics
  • Spanish and Portuguese
Sproul Hall
Office Hours
Monday 1:00 - 2:00 pm
Friday 10:00 - 11:00 am
Please email for Zoom link.


Vanessa Alvarez

  • Undergraduate Advisor/Coordinator
  • Department of German & Russian
  • Department of Spanish & Portuguese
213 Sproul
Office Hours
Regular Schedule: Monday - Friday (8:00am-4:30pm).
Lunch (12:00pm - 12:30pm).