Spanish

Spain.

¡Hola!

Spanish is not only the official language of Spain, but also Mexico, Central America, the Caribbean islands of Cuba, Puerto Rico, the Dominican Republic and most of South America. With approximately 410 million speakers, it is the fourth most common spoken language on the planet.

Spanish is the language of great writers such as Miguel de Cervantes, Sor Juana Inés de la Cruz and Gabriel García Márquez; of artists such as Diego Velázquez, Pablo Picasso, Frida Kahlo and Diego Rivera; and of filmmakers such as Luis Buñuel and Guillermo del Toro. Today, Spanish-speaking countries are culturally diverse and celebrated not only for their literature, art and films, but also for music, dance, cuisines and athletic achievements. Spanish is a key asset for almost any career students wish to pursue, from education, medicine and law to business, government, international affairs and travel and tourism.

Did You Know?

The U.S., where Spanish is spoken by over 41 million people, is officially the second-largest Spanish-speaking country in the world!

Academics

The RLL Spanish program commits to an interdisciplinary perspective, reflected in the opportunity to explore the Hispanic world through literature, films and works of art, and through history and cultural studies. We also encourage and offer opportunities for students to study abroad in a wide range of Spanish-speaking countries.

Undergraduate students (major or minor) may fulfill the UB Curriculum Global Pathway: Language and Culture Track in Spanish by starting at their current level of proficiency, from introductory to advanced intermediate (course names begin with SPA), and taking nine credit hours. The undergraduate program offers a full range of language classes and advanced coursework studying Hispanic culture and linguistics from the Middle Ages to the 21st century, from wherever Spanish is spoken. Graduate students may pursue a master's or doctoral degree in one of three concentrations: Spanish Peninsular or Spanish-American literature and culture, or in Hispano-Linguistics.

Hispanic and Romance Linguistics Faculty

Spanish American Literature and Culture Faculty

Spanish Peninsular Literature and Culture Faculty

  • Henry Berlin.

    911 Clemens Hall

    Fall 2022 office hours

    Monday and Wednesday,

    10:00 am-11:00 am, 911 Clemens Hall

    Tuesday, 9:30 am-10:30 am on zoom, please email Dr. Berlin at hsberlin@buffalo.edu for zoom link

    Phone: (716) 645-2243

    rll-dus@buffalo.edu

    Director of Undergraduate Studies
    Associate Professor
    Department of Romance Languages and Literatures
    College of Arts and Sciences

    Scholarly Interests: History and theory of the emotions; Medieval rhetoric and poetics; Literature, philosophy and theology; Iberian Studies

    911 Clemens Hall

    Fall 2022 office hours

    Monday and Wednesday,

    10:00 am-11:00 am, 911 Clemens Hall

    Tuesday, 9:30 am-10:30 am on zoom, please email Dr. Berlin at hsberlin@buffalo.edu for zoom link

    Phone: (716) 645-2243

    rll-dus@buffalo.edu

  • David Castillo.

    929 Clemens Hall

    Fall 2022 office hours

    Monday, 2:00 pm-3:00pm

    Phone: (716) 645-0869

    dc63@buffalo.edu

    Professor
    Department of Romance Languages and Literatures
    College of Arts and Sciences

    Scholarly Interests: Early Modern and Baroque Studies; Spanish Golden Age; Fantasy and Horror; Cultural criticism

    929 Clemens Hall

    Fall 2022 office hours

    Monday, 2:00 pm-3:00pm

    Phone: (716) 645-0869

    dc63@buffalo.edu

  • Colleen Culleton.

    905 Clemens Hall

    Fall 2022 office hours

    Thursday, 2:00-4:00 pm

    Phone: (716) 645-0861

    culleton@buffalo.edu

    Associate Professor
    Department of Romance Languages and Literatures
    College of Arts and Sciences

    Scholarly Interests: Modern Spanish and Catalan literature and culture; Ecocriticism; Spatial analysis; Theories of narrative

    905 Clemens Hall

    Fall 2022 office hours

    Thursday, 2:00-4:00 pm

    Phone: (716) 645-0861

    culleton@buffalo.edu

  • Melissa Mccarron.

    938 Clemens Hall

    Fall 2022 office hours

    Wednesday, 12:00-12:45 pm and 2:00 pm-2:45 pm

    Tuesday and Thursday via zoom 1:00 pm-3:00pm

    link to schedule: https://calendly.com/mjmccarr

    or by appointment

    mjmccarr@buffalo.edu

    Clinical Assistant Professor
    Department of Romance Languages and Literatures
    College of Arts and Sciences

    Teaching and Research Interests: All levels of Spanish language, literature, and composition. Spanish for special purposes. Experiential and active learning strategies. Inclusion and accessibility in the language classroom. Twentieth- and twenty-first century Peninsular Spanish Literature and Culture. Minority Languages. Catalan Poetry and Narrative. Gender and Sexuality Studies. Poetics. Inter-arts Studies. Critical Theory.

    938 Clemens Hall

    Fall 2022 office hours

    Wednesday, 12:00-12:45 pm and 2:00 pm-2:45 pm

    Tuesday and Thursday via zoom 1:00 pm-3:00pm

    link to schedule: https://calendly.com/mjmccarr

    or by appointment

    mjmccarr@buffalo.edu

  • Elizabeth Scarlett.

    913 Clemens Hall

    Fall 2022 office hours

    Wednesday, 12:00 pm-2:00pm

    Phone: (716) 645-0873

    scarlett@buffalo.edu

    Professor
    Department of Romance Languages and Literatures
    College of Arts and Sciences

    Scholarly Interests: Modern and Contemporary Spanish Peninsular Literature and Film; Romanticism; Realism; Avant garde movements; Feminism

    913 Clemens Hall

    Fall 2022 office hours

    Wednesday, 12:00 pm-2:00pm

    Phone: (716) 645-0873

    scarlett@buffalo.edu