Visiting faculty in recent years have included Hugo
Achugar, Jesús Martín-Barbero, Santiago
Castro-Gómez, and Amos Segala.
The department is the site of the Mellon-endowed chair
in Modern Languages. Daniel Balderston currently holds this chair.
Previous holders include A. A. Parker, Javier Herrero, Gonzalo
Sobejano, Edmond Cros, and Gerald Martin.
Distinguished professors in the department
have included Guillermo Sucre, Alfredo Roggiano, and Antonio
Cornejo-Polar, and (as visitors) Octavio Paz, Damaso Alonso, and Juan