Ph.D. in Latin American and Iberian Cultures
The Ph.D. program in the Department of Latin American and Iberian Cultures at Columbia is a five-year program that aims to provide students with a well-rounded and rigorous formation in the literatures and cultures of Spain and Latin America, to oversee their specialization in one or more areas of Hispanic studies, and to allow them to pursue comparative or interdisciplinary work. Students complement their work in the department with coursework in other disciplines such as Comparative Literature, Philosophy, History, and English. Certificate programs are available also in Comparative Literature and Society, Feminist Scholarship, and Medieval and Renaissance Studies.
The department's faculty is committed to preparing scholars and teachers of the highest caliber (see the list of approved thesis sponsors.) Teaching Fellows participate in an extensive teacher training program sponsored by the department. Students typically have the opportunity to teach the various levels of the language instruction sequence as well as courses on Hispanic culture. In addition, the department sponsors workshops on topics such as writing an abstract for submission to a conference, navigating the profession, preparing for the job market, mastering research tools, writing a grant proposal, etc. Graduates of the program have consistently secured tenure-track positions at some of the best colleges and universities in the country.
The Hispanic Institute, housed in the department, sponsors the Revista Hispánica Moderna, a prestigious academic journal published since 1934. Graduate students may serve as editorial assistants to the journal, thereby acquiring first-hand knowledge of the workings of an academic publication.
You will find here more detailed information about the doctoral program's features and expectations. The deadline for applying for admission for the 2014-2015 academic year is December 15, 2013.
For more information, contact the department's Director of Graduate Studies.