Mester is the journal of the graduate students of the Department of Spanish and Portuguese at the University of California, Los Angeles.

We are dedicated to publishing work that reflects the highest level of scholarship while pushing the limits of accepted views and convenient categories. Since 1970 we have built a reputation as one of the best student-run journals in North America, publishing articles by established scholars alongside the best work of graduate students. We publish critical articles, interviews and book reviews in the fields of Spanish, Portuguese, Spanish American, Brazilian and Latino/a literature and linguistics. Mester also welcomes articles in Comparative Literature, Critical Theory and Cultural Studies. Submissions may be written in Spanish, Portuguese or English.

The journal is now published annually, and it is indexed in the MLA International Bibliography of Books and Articles on the Modern Languages and Literatures.

Electronic, full-text access for the majority of previously published titles is available here:

Call for Submissions Mester Issue 51



Leandro Hernandez

Faculty Advisor
Patricia Arroyo Calderon

Editorial Board

Ícaro Carvalho; Esther Claudio; Pedro Cuevas; Madison Felman; Julia González; Verónica Moreno; Cristina Vázquez.


Attn: Editors of Mester
UCLA Department of Spanish and Portuguese
Los Angeles , CA 90095-1532