We offer both an M.A. and Ph.D. in Hispanic Literatures and Cultural Studies, combining rigorous training in scholarship and critical methodologies, and delivering a broad and solid preparation for a vibrant future in academia, research, or any number of other specialized careers.
Our program involves thirteen faculty members whose expertise covers various fields of study and theoretical approaches. Our faculty-to-student ratio is approximately one to three, enabling students to develop close working relations with experts in their area of research interest.
The program sustains an invigorating intellectual life with invited lectures, scholars in residence, and conferences. Graduate students and faculty participate in a variety of research groups. Advanced graduate students also present their current research in an informal lecture series.
Our students explore many theoretical approaches to literary and cultural analysis. Campus resources such as the Center for Theoretical Inquiry in the Humanities, the Department of Comparative Literature, the Cultural Studies Program, and the Cognitive Science Program provide access to a wide range of ideas.
Doctoral students become familiar with other disciplinary perspectives by taking courses in American Studies, Communication and Culture (including film studies), Comparative Literature, Gender Studies, History, Latin American and Caribbean Studies, Latino Studies, Medieval Studies and Renaissance Studies. Courses in our department include Portuguese and Catalan language and literature.