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Early Modern Studies Workshop with Ricardo Padrón

Please join us at the Early Modern Workshop on Friday, September 25, 12-1:30pm, for a presentation by Ricardo Padrón

Ricardo will be speaking about his new book, The Indies of the Setting Sun: How Early Modern Spain Mapped the Far East as the Transpacific West (University of Chicago Press, 2020), which challenges prevailing narratives about the so-called “invention of America” by exploring the transpacific commitments of the Spanish Indies as a geopolitical concept.

Our events are free and open to the public. Please register below on Zoom:

Black Lives Matter: Department Statement of Solidarity

The Department of Spanish, Italian, and Portuguese at the University of Virginia stands united with our students, University colleagues, and Charlottesville community members against racism, police brutality, and the historical oppression of Black and Indigenous people. We join the national call to reject systemic bias and violence against all People of Color. At this moment in particular—amidst anti-Hispanic and Latinx discrimination in the U.

Thank a Prof, Thank a TA: Student Comments from Spring 2020

In response to the extraordinary challenges of moving online in the middle of the semester, the Center for Teaching Excellence organized the Thank A Prof/Thank a TA campaign. Click here to learn about the campaign or to thank your professor/TA.

Reading these notes have brought us joy in a difficult time, and we're excited to share them.

Here are some of our students' comments:

COVID-19 Apoyo e Información para la comunidad de Charlottesville

La facultad de castellano, italiano y portugués da sus sinceros agradecimientos a las bibliotecarias Hanni Durand Nabahe de UVA y Ana Corral de la Universidad Tecnológica del Estado de Virginia (Virginia Tech) por la presente guía a los recursos locales y regionales frente al nuevo coronavirus. Esperamos que el documento sirva a la comunidad hispanohablante del pueblo de Charlottesville y la región central del estado de Virginia.

Favor de encontrar la guía aquí:

PhD Candidate Rachel West Wins University Graduate Teaching Award

The Department of Spanish, Italian, and Portuguese proudly announces that PhD candidate Rachel West has won one of this year's All-University Graduate Teaching Awards. As Rachel develops her expertise in twentieth-century transatlantic Iberian literatures, she has created a welcoming and inclusive classroom environment where all students are encouraged to learn.

Congratulations to the Class of 2020!!!

The Department of Spanish, Italian, and Portuguese extends its sincere congratulations to the Class of 2020. At the BA,MA, and PhD levels, you have faced and overcome challenges inside and outside of the classroom. Especially now, in the time of Coronavirus, you are setting an example for all of us. Even though there is not an in-person graduation ceremony, you are still graduating and we are still celebrating!

We celebrate your many accomplishments here:


News & Announcements

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Proficiency and Mastery Language Exam Dates October 7 and November 4

October 7, 2020


Proficiency and Mastery Language exam dates set, they are October7 and November 4.  For more informaiton about the exams and to register please visit,... Read»

Only a Click Away

September 24, 2020

Have a question? We are available through Zoom from 10:00am to 12:00 pm, and 1:00 pm to 3:00pm every weekday to answer your questions. 

Spanish Major Workshop

September 16, 2020

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