People

The faculty of Spanish and Portuguese is constituted by seven tenured and tenure-track members, who teach and conduct research on linguistics as well as Spanish and Latin American literary and cultural studies, and over twenty non-tenure-track faculty who teach the basic sequence of Spanish and Portuguese and, in many cases, more advanced language, literature and culture courses.

Our students often major in other subjects besides Spanish and spend time studying abroad.  Our alumni, including recent graduates, embark on various careers and professions: teaching, business, the law, medicine, and the foreign service, among others.

The staff of Spanish and Portuguese guides students to the various resources of the Department, USC Dornsife and the University.


  • Department of Spanish and Portuguese
  • Taper Hall of Humanities 156
  • 3501 Trousdale Parkway
  • University of Southern California
  • Los Angeles, California 90089-0358