News & Announcements

Welcome to the News and Announcements section for the Department of Hispanic Studies. 

Here you will be able to learn more about:
the current research of our Faculty, book launches and Faculty Prize Winners;
our Graduate Students;
our Undergraduates;
our Alumni.

Please click on the above links or the sub headings to the left to learn more.


** We are pleased to announce 2 positions for the 2017-18 academic year.  Please see below for descriptions and application details. **

Visiting assistant professor of modern Spanish peninsular or transatlantic studies

The Department of Hispanic Studies at Brown University invites applications for a one-year appointment as visiting assistant professor of modern Spanish peninsular or transatlantic studies, with a primary focus on the 19th to early 20th centuries. A PhD in Spanish or equivalent degree is required by the position start date, July 1, 2017. The successful applicant will have a rigorous and dynamic research agenda and a record of teaching excellence. Near-native or native Spanish fluency is expected. The position carries a 2/2 teaching load, including literary survey courses and the possibility of a graduate seminar. The successful applicant should also be prepared to contribute to the department’s intellectual community and to the informal advising of graduate and undergraduate students.  We welcome applications from scholars who have a strong interest in addressing issues related to diversity and inclusion in their scholarship, teaching, and other activities, including mentoring students from historically underrepresented groups. 


Applications must be made online at by February 1, 2017. Required materials include: a curriculum vitae, cover letter incorporating research and teaching statement, one writing sample (30 pages maximum), and three letters of reference. 


International Postdoctoral Fellowship (Department of Hispanic Studies and the Center for Latin American and Caribbean Studies)

Brown University invites applications for a 2-year International Postdoctoral Fellowship in the Department of Hispanic Studies and the Center for Latin American and Caribbean Studies, with a specialization in contemporary Mexican literary, visual, and/or performance studies. We especially welcome applicants working on narrative, poetry or drama about violence, social change and migration in relation to a broader Mexican and Latin American tradition or Mexican and U.S. border studies; a proven interest in film, visual arts, or digital culture and in critical theory is also desirable. This position is to be held jointly at the Cogut Center for the Humanities and is effective July 1, 2017. Candidates must demonstrate excellence in scholarship and teaching, and fluency in both Spanish and English.

The successful candidate will teach two courses per year in the Department of Hispanic Studies cross-listed in the Cogut Center's Humanities course offerings. The fellow will also be affiliated with the Cogut Center and is expected to participate in the weekly Tuesday seminars as well as other activities of the Center. PhD must be in hand by July 1, 2017 and must have been awarded in the last five years. The position carries a stipend of $61,449 with an increase to $63,907 the second year plus benefits and a research budget of $2,000 per year. 


Candidates should submit a letter of application, curriculum vitae, writing sample, two sample course descriptions, and three letters of recommendation to