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Iberian and Latin American Cultures

The Department of Iberian and Latin American Cultures offers courses focused on the languages, literatures, and cultures of the Iberian Peninsula, Latin America, and Latina/o populations in the United States. The Department balances an emphasis on literary studies with a more diverse, humanistic set of approaches to cultural and social issues. Our faculty is made up of world-renowned scholars in fields as diverse as contemporary Catalan literature, twentieth-century Spanish poetry, nineteenth-century Spanish fiction, contemporary Latin American literature, Aljamiado and medieval Iberian literature, bilingualism, and Chicana/o culture and literature. The Department is committed to provide students with a contextualized knowledge of the literatures and cultures of the Iberian Peninsula from the Middle Ages to the present, of the Spanish and Portuguese speaking countries of Latin America, and of the Spanish-speaking communities of the United States.