PhD positions in Hispanic Studies at the University of British Columbia

The Department of French, Hispanic and Italian Studies is looking to fund 2 PhD students in Hispanic Studies to start in September 2021.
Our graduate program in Hispanic Studies delves into the literatures and cultures of Latin America, Spain and other Spanish-speaking communities within the US and Canada in an environment that celebrates intellectual curiosity and freedom of inquiry. The department’s hands-on approach to mentorship and vibrant community are frequently cited as contributing factors to the success of our graduate students.

Funding packages start at $22,000 per year for four years, and they normally include a Teaching Assistantship per year for five years. There is a wide array of additional opportunities for financial aid from departmental, university, and external sources.

The department is proud to support research development through its biennial Graduate Student Conference and annual Graduate Student Symposium that allow graduate students to share research with the academic community, network with their peers, and plan large-scale academic events.

Doctoral students must satisfactorily complete course work, doctoral examinations, a PhD proposal, and write and defend a PhD thesis.

Research topics and areas

  • Medieval Spanish Literature and Culture
  • Colonial Latin American Literature and Culture
  • Golden Age Spanish Literature and Culture
  • 18th- or 19th-Century Spanish Literature and Culture
  • 18th- or 19th-Century Latin American Literature and Culture
  • Contemporary Spanish Literature and Culture
  • Contemporary Latin American Literature and Culture
  • Caribbean Literature and Culture

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Reference Number

Please mention reference number GPS-54630 in all your correspondence about this Doctoral student position.

Interested applicants will have to gain admission to this graduate program

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