A Hispanist is a scholar specializing in Hispanic studies, that is Spanish language, literature, linguistics, history, or civilization by foreigners (i.e., non-Spaniards). It was used in an article by Miguel de Unamuno in 1908 referring to 'el hispanista italiano Farinelli', and was discussed at length for the U.S. by Hispanist Richard L. Kagan of Johns Hopkins University.
Publications dealing specifically with Hispanic studies include the Hispania quarterly published by the American Association of Teachers of Spanish and Portuguese (AATSP). Richard L. Kagan has edited a volume on Hispanism in the United States and Hispanist historian J.H. Elliot has discussed it in his volume History in the Making. 
- Ida Altman
- Gerald Brenan
- Raymond Carr
- Alan Deyermond (1932–2009)
- J.H. Elliott
- Ian Gibson
- Guillermo Gómez
- Archer M. Huntington, founder of the Hispanic Society of America
- Gabriel Jackson
- Juan López-Morillas (Brown University)
- Angus Mackay
- Edward Malefakis
- Erwin Kempton Mapes (University of Iowa)
- Eric Woodfin Naylor (University of the South)
- Geoffrey Parker (historian)
- Stanley G. Payne
- Edgar Allison Peers
- Paul Preston
- John D. Rutherford
- Dorothy Severin
- Alison Sinclair
- Robert Southey (1774–1843)
- Walter Starkie
- Hugh Thomas
- George Ticknor (1791-1871)
- John Brande Trend
- Leslie Walton
- Jo Labanyi
Associations of HispanistsEdit
- Asociación Hispánica de Literatura Medieval (Hispanic Association of Medieval Literature)
- Asociación Internacional de Hispanistas (International Association of Hispanists)
- Association of Hispanists of Great Britain and Ireland (AHGBI)
- Women in Spanish, Portuguese, and Latin-American Studies (WiSPS) 
- Asociación de Hispanismo Filosófico (AHF) (Philosophical Hispanism Association)
- Asociación Canadiense de Hispanistas (ACH) (Canadian Association of Hispanists)
- J.H. Elliott, History in the Making, New Haven: Yale University Press 2012, p. 220 fn. 20.
- Miguel de Unamuno, 'Sobre Don Juan Tenorio', La Nación (Buenos Aires), 24/02/1908. Reproduced in Miguel de Unamuno, Mi religión y otros ensayos breves, 4ª ed. Madrid: Espasa-Calpe, 1964, p. 99.
- Richard L. Kagan, ed. Spain in America: The Origins of Hispanism in the United States. Urbana and Chicago: University of Illinois Press 2002.
- Kagan, Spain in America: The Origins of Hispanism in United States
- J.H. Elliott, History in the Making. New Haven: Yale University Press 2012.
- Raymond Carr Archived 2008-08-29 at the Wayback Machine at fundacionprincipedeasturias.org (accessed 25 April 2009)
- Obituary in The Times Online. Retrieved 2009-10-31
- Publications Instituto Cervantes Portal del hispanismo. Retrieved 1 September 2013.
- in memoriam utexas.edu
- Instituto Cervantes Portal del hispanismo
- Association of Hispanists of Great Britain and Ireland
- Women in Spanish, Portuguese, and Latin-American Studies