Department of Hispanic Studies

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The College of Charleston’s Hispanic Studies Department seeks an experienced adjunct lecturer of Spanish for the Spring 2020 semester that begins on January 8.  Native or near-native fluency, at least 18 hours of completed graduate coursework in Spanish, college teaching experience preferred.  Please email letter of interest and résumé to Dr. Michael Gómez, Chair of Hispanic Studies, at

About the Department Home to the largest and most comprehensive undergraduate Spanish HISP muralprogram in the Southeast, the Department of Hispanic Studies is unique. We have a dynamic, engaged faculty whose expertise spans the spectrum from linguistics to translation to literature and film. We have a Minor in Portuguese and Brazilian Studies which combines courses in advanced Portuguese language and culture, Portuguese literature in translation, Latin American & Caribbean Studies, History and Political Science. We have a Business Language in Spanish Minor designed for students interested in both Spanish language and business studies, and who would like to work in the international business community.

Message from the Chair

Michael A. Gómez

Michael A. Gómez
Department Chair

Welcome to the College of Charleston’s Department of Hispanic Studies, which boasts the largest and most comprehensive undergraduate program of its kind in the southeast. We are committed to preparing our students for the language demands of a world made increasingly smaller by technology, the global economy, and immigration. Read more

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Students Study Abroad in Brazil
College of Charleston student Casey Wadsworth traveled to Brazil for college credit and to experience life outside of the United States for the first time.
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Video HighlightStudents Study Abroad in Cuba
The College of Charleston study abroad program in Havana, Cuba is designed for students majoring or minoring in Spanish, Latin American Caribbean Studies, International Studies and or others who can apply this study towards their degree program.
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HISP Faculty Focus, March 2020: Dr. Edward Chauca
Posted on 4 March 2020 | 1:45 pm
Dr. Edward Chauca, Assistant Professor of Hispanic Studies, is HISP’s Faculty Focus for March 2020. Dr. Edward Chauca, an Assistant Professor in the Department of Hispanic Studies since 2015, received his B.A. in Hispanic Languages and Literatures from the Pontificia Universidad Católica del Perú (2002) and his M.A. and Ph.D., in Spanish and Hispanic Languages […]
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HISP Student Focus for March 2020: Ms. Brandy del Río
Posted on 4 March 2020 | 12:57 pm
Ms. Brandy del Río (’20) is Hispanic Studies’ Student Focus for March, 2020. A Spanish minor, with a major in English, Brandy keeps herself quite occupied, being associated with such departmental organizations as the Hispanic Latino Club, as well as with others on campus, including the Vegan Club, the Alliance for Planet Earth and the […]
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Upcoming Events

Apr 9, 2020 4:00 pm
Join us for Meredith Clark '02's talk, "From the Literary to the Front Lines: Using Poetry and Problem Solving to Reshape the Linguistic Landscape of the Nation."
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Apr 15, 2020 5:00 pm
Celebrate Hispanic poetry with faculty and students from the Department of Hispanic Studies! Anyone is welcome to read or recite a poem in Spanish or simply come and listen. Light refreshments...
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