Hispanic Literary and Cultural Studies

Graduate Programs in Hispanic Literary and Cultural Studies at UIC

Hispanic Literary and Cultural Studies offers M.A. and Ph.D. programs led by internationally renowned faculty in the following areas:

  • Literary and Cultural Studies
  • Film, Media, and Visual Studies
  • Feminism and Gender Studies
  • Philosophical and Psychoanalytic Approaches to Literature
  • Intellectual and Political History

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We actively collaborate with other UIC programs such as Latin American and Latino Studies, African American Studies, Gender and Women’s Studies, Disability Studies, English, Philosophy, History, and Art History.

We offer a two-year Master of Arts degree and a Doctoral degree. Doctoral students can also pursue an Interdepartmental Concentration in Latin American and Latino Studies or an Interdepartmental Concentration in Gender and Women Studies.

We place special emphasis in the professional development of our students and offer a specialized yearlong seminar that prepares students for the job market and for life in the profession. Our students regularly attend international conferences and receive mentoring regarding their research. They organize an annual series of talks (TILC) where they present their work and discuss the research of guest speakers. They also organize The Chicago Graduate Conference in collaboration with graduate students in the areas of Spanish and Portuguese in the University of Chicago and Northwestern.

Find more details on our MA and PhD in Hispanic Literatures and Cultural Studies in our Handbook. For those interested in the Master in the Teaching of Spanish, please see the page for that program.

For more information about our programs, please contact our Director of Graduate Studies.