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Important Note

Prospective graduate students can find more details about the application process on the Princeton Graduate School website.

The Department of Spanish and Portuguese offers innovative and comprehensive training in Iberian, Latin American, and Luso-Brazilian literatures and cultures; when relevant, students have also worked with Krèyol, Arabic, Nahautl, Quechua, Catalan, Gallego, Latin, and other languages. The program combines rigorous training in each of these fields with an emphasis on interdisciplinary work. We seek highly motivated, curious, passionate, and dedicated graduate students working in all time periods, within and across traditional fields, and at interstices of literary history, aesthetics, cultural studies, history, philosophy, and new media.

Our renowned faculty excel in their fields and subfields, authoring award-winning books and articles and mentoring students in all fields and subfields. Just a few examples of recent and in-progress faculty research includes topics such as the counter-culture during the Spanish transition to democracy, curiosity and modernity in Early Modern Spain, policing of African diaspora religions, Latin American cinema of cruelty, contemporary Cuban art and ecology, religion in the early modern Spanish Philippines, usury, sin and sovereignty in colonial Latin American literature, and relationships between photography and literature.

Program Overview


Javier Guerrero
Director of Graduate Studies
Janeth "Jane" Marquez
Graduate and Undergraduate Program Administrator
Graduate Program Requirements

Check the general entrance and academic requirements and timeline for years one through five.

Graduate Policies and Procedures

Become familiar with the policies for graduate studies in the department of Spanish and Portuguese.

Graduate Courses

Access the graduate course list for Spanish and Portuguese.

Funding Opportunities

Discover the various funding options for graduate students in the form of research and conference grants, fellowships of varying stipend levels and assistantships in instruction.

Ph.D. Dissertations

See a full list of completed dissertations and those still in progress.

Graduate Students Calendar

Check important dates for graduate students by accessing this calendar.

Spanish Reading Proficiency Exam

Check out the next exam date and register.

Graduate Liaison Committee

Check who is on the Graduate Liaison Committee.

Graduate Placement

Access the list of recent placements of our graduates.

Frequently Asked Questions