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

 

Since 1970 they have built a reputation as one of the best student-run journals in North America.

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They 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.