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The Department of Latin American, Latino, and Iberian Studies offers classes in the languages, literatures, and cultures of the Iberian Peninsula and the Americas.

Department News

We are excited to welcome Dr. Jannette Amaral-Rodriguez, assistant professor of Spanish.

Congratulations to our outstanding senior award winners Joshua Hamsher, Laura Murray, and Milica Pejicic. Joshua will be going to medical school at Temple University, Laura will pursue a PhD in chemistry at Princeton, and Milica will work for Ernst and Young in Richmond.

At the 2015 Honors Convocation, Laura Murray, '15, was recognized with the School of Arts & Sciences David C. Evans Award for outstanding scholarship.

Gwen Setterberg, '15, has received a Fulbright grant to teach English in Argentina.

The department recently welcomed Dr. David Nirenberg from the University of Chicago, who gave a lecture on the Spanish Inquisition. View photos from the event here.

LALIS Feature Stories


UR Learning Abroad: Gwen Setterberg, '15

UR Learning Abroad: Gwen Setterberg, '15

UR Learning Abroad: Gwen Setterberg, ’15 discusses her academic year in Brazil and how living abroad gave new meaning and understanding to the music she loves to perform.

Latin American and Iberian Studies: Práctica Oral

Latin American and Iberian Studies: Práctica Oral

In Práctica Oral, University of Richmond students learn Spanish through small group conversation. These interactive and fast-paced sessions are led by fellow undergraduate students who serve as assistant teachers.

Upcoming Events

There are no events currently scheduled.

Faculty Highlights

  • Feldman Appointment

    Dr. Sharon Feldman was elected “corresponding member” of the Reial Acadèmia de Bones Lletres de Barcelona (the Royal Academy of Good Letters of Barcelona), January 2015.

  • Mendez de Coudriet Publications

    Dr. Mariela Mendez de Coudriet saw recent publication of two co-edited books, Un libro quemado and Escrituras a ras del suelo: crónica latinoamericana del siglo xx as well as articles in Redes, alianzas y afinidades. Mujeres y escritura en América Latina and the Bulletin of Hispanic Studies

Summer Study Abroad in Spain; photos by Jiaqi Luo, '16

Contact Us

Mailing Address:
Department of Latin American, Latino, and Iberian Studies
University of Richmond
28 Westhampton Way
Carole Weinstein International Center
University of Richmond, VA 23173

Phone: (804) 484-1543
Fax: (804) 484-1544

Department Chair: Angel Otero-Blanco
Administrative Coordinator: Michele Mauney
Director of Community-Based Learning: Thais Diaz Montalvo
Director of Spanish Intensive Language Program: Ted Peebles