Mester is the academic journal published by the graduate students of the Department of foreign Languages.

Mester (ISSN 0160-2764) is the graduate student journal of the Department of Foreign Languages, University of California, Los Angeles. It is published annually online (http:// and in print with the generous assistance of the UCLA Department of Spanish and Portuguese, the Del Amo Foundation, and the UCLA Graduate Students Association. Articles, reviews and interviews should be uploaded online at, where full submission guidelines are posted. All issues of Mester are freely available online in their entirety through the California Digital Library’s open access platform, and via eScholarship at ucla_spanport_mester.
Address all correspondence and requests for print copies of issues up to Volume 44 to: Mester, Editor-in-Chief; Department of Spanish and Portuguese, University of California, Los Angeles; 5310 Rolfe Hall, Box 951532; Los Angeles, CA 90095-1532; or to [email protected]
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Copyright © 2019 is retained by each author according to his/her individual article/submission.
Regents of the University of California retain copyright for Mester v. 45 (2016/2017) compilation.
ISSN 0160-2764.
ISBN 978-0-9975627-3-6