Multicultural Luso-Hispanic World

This interdisciplinary concentration examines the linguistic, literary, social and cultural continuum of peoples and communities in the United States and in Spanish- and Portuguese-speaking countries, including Spain, Portugal, Brazil, and all the hispanophone countries of Latin America and the Caribbean. In addition, it encompasses the cultural production in the Spanish and Portuguese languages from areas and countries such as Morocco, the Philippines, Equatorial Guinea, Angola, Mozambique and Macao. We explore topics and themes related to these populations from an interdisciplinary perspective that links the approaches of the humanities, fine arts, and social sciences with special attention to such themes as colonialism and post-colonialism, race, ethnicity and nation, identities, border crossing, transculturation, diasporas and migrations.

Graduate Division

Graduate Admissions:
Phone: (209) 228-4723
Graduate Funding:
Phone: (209) 228-4622
General Inquiries:
Phone: (209) 228-4723
Fax: (209) 228-6906
Mailing Address:
University of California, Merced
ATTN: Graduate Division
5200 N. Lake Road, SSB 310
Merced, CA 95343


Graduate Group

Graduate Group Chair: Anne Zanzucchi
(209) 228-4173
Graduate Group Chair: Robin DeLugan
(209) 228-4032
Graduate Group Coordinator: Mitch Ylarregui
Phone: (209) 228-4105

Additional Resources

Graduate Resource Center
Graduate Peer Mentor Program
Writing Services
Grad Student Association
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University of California, Merced
The first new American research
university in the 21st century, with a
mission of research, teaching and service.
University of California, Merced
5200 North Lake Road
Merced, CA 95343
T: (209) 228-4400
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