Practice your conversation skills at the Spring Language Tables!
Feb. 27, 2023

The spring 2023 schedule for our Spanish and Portuguese Language Tables are now in full swing! Check the schedule and visit one this week!

Graduate Administrator Silvana Bishop retires after more than 18 years of service
Dec. 21, 2022

Silvana Bishop, who has worked in SPO for over 18 years and is now retiring, was honored on December 9th at Palmer House. We congratulate her on this milestone and wish her a long and happy retirement.

Apply for SPA204 Spanish for Medical Caravan in Ecuador!
Nov. 2, 2022

Come find out more on November 3rd at 4:30pm (010 East Pyne) and join the Caravan! This is a PIIRS Exploration Seminar.

Fall 2022 Course Offering: SPA 250 with a trip to Puerto Rico
March 26, 2022

This fall, SPA 250 will offer a trip to Puerto Rico over Fall Break.

Students who are eligible and interested in enrolling in the course should check for more details on the Course offerings webpage.


Remembering Ronald Surtz (1946-2021)
Feb. 3, 2022

The Department of Spanish and Portuguese is saddened to announce the passing of Ronald Surtz, professor of Spanish and Portuguese languages and literatures, emeritus.

Surtz joined Princeton’s faculty in 1973 and transferred to emeritus status in 2016. His teaching and research centered on religious texts with a focus on religious…

Congratulations to Ingrid Brioso Rieumont
Feb. 2, 2022

On Friday, January 28, Ingrid Brioso Rieumont successfully defended her dissertation titled “Representaciones póstumas en Cuba y Brasil, 1870-1910.”

Ingrid has been appointed as a Postgraduate Research Associate (PGRA) with the department beginning this month.


País Portátil: Contemporary Venezuelan Literature and Arts by Professor Javier Guerrero published by Review: Literature and Arts of the Americas
Jan. 27, 2022

The special volume, País Portátil: Contemporary Venezuelan Literature and Arts, was curated and edited by Professor Javier Guerrero and was recently published by Review: Literature and Arts of the Americas.

Access the full volume via Taylor & Francis Online.

Article by SPO graduate student Alejandro Martínez published in Perífrasis. Revista de Literatura, Teoría y Crítica
Jan. 13, 2022

Alejandro Martínez’s article titled “Contiendas De Archivo: Sobre la reinvención de Roberto Bolaño” was published in the academic journal Perífrasis. Revista de Literatura, Teoría y Crítica. The article is featured in a dossier edited by Professor Javier Guerrero.

View the full article on the

Christina Lee awarded NEH grant to support advanced research in the humanities
Jan. 12, 2022

Christina Lee, associate professor of Spanish and Portuguese, and Cristina Martinez-Juan, research fellow of Philippine Studies at SOAS University of London, have recently been named recipients of a research grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH).

Their project, titled “The Library of the Convent of San Pablo …