The Department of Hispanic Studies at Brown University takes a distinctly Trans- Atlantic, interdisciplinary approach to the literatures and cultures of Spain and Latin America. We have a dynamic, internationally recognized faculty whose teaching and research cover a full range of time periods and geographies. Ours is a diverse but well-integrated community whose common purpose is to emphasize and critically explore the cultural crossings that constitute the Hispanic world, past and present. From our base in the beautiful Rochambeau House, professors and students maintain strong ties with several other departments, programs, and centers on the Brown campus (e.g., Comparative Literature, History of Art and Architecture, Medieval Studies, Portuguese and Brazilian Studies, the Center for Latin American and Caribbean Studies, the Pembroke Center, and the John Carter Brown Library), as well as abroad. Our undergraduate program offers basic through advanced language classes and a wide selection of literature and culture courses, many of them cross-listed. Our graduate program balances generalist training with individually tailored specialization and keeps a firm commitment to professional development and mentoring. All students, both undergraduate and graduate, work closely with faculty members, and peer collaboration is encouraged to further intellectual, creative, and academic growth.


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Faculty Administrative Positions

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Bass, Laura RChair of Hispanic Studies

Faculty Positions

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Bass, Laura RAssociate Professor of Hispanic Studies

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Bauer, Beth WSenior Lecturer Emerita in Hispanic Studies

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Carreno, AntonioProfessor Emeritus of Hispanic Studies

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Clayton, Michelle AAssociate Professor of Hispanic Studies

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Durand, FrankProfessor Emeritus of Hispanic Studies

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Gomez Garcia, Eva MLecturer in Hispanic Studies

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Laird, AndrewProfessor of Hispanic Studies

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Martinez-Pinzon, Felipe IAssistant Professor of Hispanic Studies

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Merrim, StephanieProfessor of Hispanic Studies

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Montero, IrisVisiting Assistant Professor of Hispanic Studies

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Ortega, Julio CProfessor of Hispanic Studies

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Ribbans, Geoffrey WProfessor Emeritus of Hispanic Studies

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Schuhmacher, Nidia ASenior Lecturer in Hispanic Studies

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Smith, Victoria PSenior Lecturer in Hispanic Studies

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Sobral, SilviaSenior Lecturer in Hispanic Studies

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Thomas, Sarah LAssociate Professor of Hispanic Studies

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Vaquero, MercedesProfessor of Hispanic Studies

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Whitfield, Esther KAssociate Professor of Hispanic Studies