Eva Woods Peiró
Department of Hispanic Studies
Vassar College, Box 266
Poughkeepsie, New York 12604-0501
Office phone: (845)4375620 email@example.com
Ph.D., Hispanic Languages and Literature, SUNY Stony Brook. 2000
M.A., Spanish and Latin American Literature, University of Kansas. 1993
B.A., Spanish Language and Literature, University of Kansas. 1991
B.A., French Language and Literature, University of Kansas. 1991
Certificat d’études françaises, Université de Paul Valéry, Montpellier, France. 1989
Vassar College: Professor (July 2018-present); Associate Professor (June 2010 – June 2018); Assistant Professor (March 2004 – 2010); Visiting Assistant Professor (August 2000 – March 2004)
Adjunct Professor, George Mason University, January 2000 – May 2000
Gallaudet University, Visiting Lecturer, January 2000 – May 2000
SUNY at Stony Brook, Graduate Instructor, August 1996 – August 1998
The University of Iowa, Graduate Instructor, August 1995 – May 1996
Whitman College, Visiting Instructor, January 1994 – May 1995
University of Kansas, Graduate Instructor, January 1992 – December 1993
GRANTS AND AWARDS
Vassar College Annual Martin Luther King Award, January 2019
Spanish Ministry of Economy and Competitiveness. “Cartografías del cine de movilidad en el Atlántico Hispánico.” January 2018-21. COPI: Josetxo Cerdán de los Arcos and Miguel Fernández Labayen.
Vassar Faculty Conversation Grant, “The Disintegrating Archive of Spanish Cinema, 1896-1936.” Awarded October 2016 to fund travel and lodging of co-COPI for an NEH Preservation Grant, $600
Vassar Finalist for NEH Summer Stipend Grant, October 2016
Vassar Faculty Conversation Grant, “Writing While Chairing.” January 2016, $600
Spanish Ministry of Economy and Competitiveness. “Transnational relations in Spanish-American digital cinema: Spain, Mexico and Argentina, (2015-2018),” COPI: Josetxo Cerdán de los Arcos and Miguel Fernández Labayen. I am a researcher charged with studying the parts of the grant related to: 1) high budget films dealing with digital technology and 2) the construction of national and regional identity within a transnational space in films from these three countries. May 2015, €30, 000 distributed among 32 researchers
Ford Scholars Grant, Vassar College, “Porfirio Rubirosa: Race, Masculinity and Mobility,” with Lisa Paravisini. February 2015, $3000
Ford Scholars Grant, Vassar College, “Manuals for Modernity: Cinema Magazines of the 1920s and 30s,” February 2014, $3000
Faculty Conversation Grant, “The Crisis in Area Studies: New Directions in Latin American and Latino Studies,” February 2014, $600
Vassar Research Grant, Eleanor Nims Brink Fund, “Prison Images in Spanish Film,” May 2012, $1500
Frances D. Fergusson Technology Exploration Fund, “Walking Through Drills,” April 2012, ipad
Faculty Conversation Award (with Tom Ellman and Stephanie Boluk), “Physical Computing for Projects in Art, Science and Media Studies,” December 2011, $600
Vassar Research Grant, “Indexing.” December 2011, $2000
Spain’s Inter-ministerial Commission on Science and Technology/Comisión Interministerial de Ciencia y Tecnología “El audiovisual español contemporáneo en el contexto transnacional: aproximaciones cualitativas a sus relaciones transfronterizas,” COPI: Josetxo Cerdán de los Arcos. December 2010-2013, €34,600 distributed among 6 researchers
Ford Scholars Grant, Vassar College: “Race, Technology and the Media in the Iberian Transatlantic,” March 2010, $3000
Vassar Research Grant, Race, Mobility, and Technology in Spanish Visual Culture, December 2009, $2000
Vassar Research Grant, Film Magazines, Fashion and Photography, Summer 2008
Nominee for Fellow Position: Sites of Culture. Global Cinema and Visual Culture, University of Stirling, Scotland, September 2007
American Association of University Women Summer Publication Grant, 2006, $6000.
Mellon Faculty Conversation Grant, Vassar College, 2005
British Academy Grant, 2004 for the book project, Film Magazines, Fashion, and Photography in 1940s and 1950s Spain (Project Director: Jo Labanyi, New York University)
Vassar Research Grant, Dale Fund, Visualizing Spanish Modernity (publishing subsidy for a collection of essays co-edited with Susan Larson), May 2004
Delmas Grant, Europe From Its Borders, Vassar College, 2003
Vassar Research Grant, Seeing Spain: Vision and Modernity, 1868 – 1939, May 2002
Vassar Williams Mellon Consortium Grant for the Teaching of Languages, Literatures and Cultures, October 2001
Media Studies Development Project Workshop Grant, Vassar College, May 2001
Ford Scholars Grant, Vassar College, Rrom Racism in Spanish Language Textbooks, February 2000, $3000.
Vassar Research Grant, Emily Floyd Fund, The Folklórica Star Industry in Spanish Cinema, 1920-1949, December 2000, $3000.
Dissertation Grant, Program for Cultural Cooperation between Spain’s Ministry of Education and Culture and U.S. Universities, 1998.
OTHER PROFESSIONAL ACTIVITY
External Reviewer for Asier Gil Vázquez. Cine popular español y feminidades envejecientes: una aproximación a la tipología de la «graciosa madura.” University Carlos III, Madrid, November, 2019.
External Reader for Mary Kate Donovan. “The Transnational Construction of Race: “Chineseness” in the Spanish Imaginary.” Department of Hispanic Languages and Literatures, SUNY Stony Brook. Defense Date: April 3, 2017
First Reader for Bohumira Smidakova. “La presencia y representación de los gitanos en el cine español.” Department of Spanish and Portuguese. Georgetown University, June 20, 2016
President of Doctoral Thesis Tribunal (External Reader) for: Núria Araüna i Baró. “Figuraciones de la feminidad y marcos de sexoafectivas en los videos musicales independientes producidos en España.” Communication Studies Department, University Rovira i Virgili, Tarragona, Spain, July 12, 2013
Graduate Student Mentorship
Mentor for graduate student members of the Latino/a Caucus (Society for Cinema and Media Studies) Mentorship Program, August 2016-present
External Reviews of Programs/Departments
External Reviewer of Latin American Studies Program, Macalester College, April 7-8, 2014
Award Evaluator, Women’s Studies Panel, PSC-CUNY Award Program, UCRA (University Committee on Award Programs), January 2010
Professional Organizations and Non-profit Education Initiatives
Member, Board of Directors, Conversations Unbound (conversationsunbound.org)
Reviewer, AAUW Selection Panel for Fellowships and Grants, Jan-February 2017
Elected Representative, Division on 20th Century Spanish Literature to the MLA Delegate Assembly, January 2007-December 2009
Film and Television Production
Consultant. Familiar Events, 2019. Director Jan Muller
Producer. Oaxaca – Poughkeepsie Friendship City Initiative, 2019. Director Jan Muller
Consultant. “I want to live in America: Guillermo Fesser” El Intermedio. La Sexta. Madrid. January 2017
Producer. Living on Earth (Okin Khan/Jan Muller 2016, 21 min.)
Producer. Jackpot (Okin Khan/Jan Muller 2016, 18:40 min.)
Producer. Filling the Void (Okin Khan/Jan Muller 2016, 19:10 min.)
Producer. Leaving Sleep (Okin Khan/Jan Muller 2014)
Actor, Consultant, Co-producer. Stray Tales (Okin Khan/Jan Muller 2012)
Awarded “Best Documentary,” Great Lakes International Film Festival, Sept. 27, 2014
Screened, Great Lakes International Film Festival, September 27, 2014
Screened, Chagrin Documentary Film Festival, Thursday October 3, 2013
Screened, Athens International Film and Video Festival, Ohio, April 18 2013
Premiered, American Documentary Film Festival in Palm Springs, CA on Friday April 5, 2013
Editorial Boards: Studies in Spanish and Latin American Cinemas (as of April 2017)
Book Reviews Editor (responsible for books in the Americas):
Studies in Spanish and Latin American Cinemas (Formerly known as Studies in Hispanic Cinemas), August 2008-October 2017
External Reviewer: Hispanic Research Journal
Bulletin of Hispanic Studies, 2015-present
Secuencias. Revista de historia del cine, 2015-present
Romance Notes, 2014-present
L’Atalante: Revista de Estudios Cinematográficos, 2013-present
Catalan Journal of Communication and Cultural Studies, 2012-present
Journal of Spanish Cultural Studies, 2012-present
Revista Canadiense de Estudios Hispánicos, 2010-present
Men and Masculinities, 2005 to present
Arizona Journal of Hispanic Cultural Studies, 2004 to present
Reviewer for book manuscripts:
Oxford Bibliographies; Ashgate Publishing; University of Wisconsin UP; Intellect Books; Edwin Mellen Press
Co-advisor, section on Spain and Latin America, Columbia Encyclopedia of Modern Drama. Ed.
Gabrielle Cody. New York: Columbia UP, 2005.
Assistant Editor, Playing Dolly: Technocultural Formations, Fantasies, and Fictions of Assisted
Reproduction. Eds. E. Ann Kaplan and Susan Squier. New Brunswick: Rutgers UP, 1999.
White Gypsies: Race and Stardom in Spanish Musicals. Minneapolis: University of Minnesota Press, 2012.
Visualizing Spanish Modernity. Collection of essays co-edited with Susan Larson (University of Kentucky). London: Berg, 2005.
Peer-Reviewed Book Chapters
“The Color of Kisses: Eroticism as Exoticism in Spanish Film Culture of the 1920s and 30s.”
In Spanish Erotic Cinema. Ed. Santiago Fouz-Hernández. Edinburgh: Edinburgh University Press: April 2017. 19-36.
“Moving-Image Literacy: Cinema Magazines and the Novela Cinematográfica.” In Kiosk literature of Silver Age Spain: Modernity and Mass Culture. Ed. Susan Larson and Jeffrey Zamostny. Bristol: Intellect Books, 2017. 175-206.
“Acting for the Camera: Spanish Film Magazines of the 1920s.” In Performance and Spanish Film. Ed. Dean Albritton, Alejandro Melero Salvador, and Tom Whittaker. Manchester: Manchester University Press, 2016. 16-41.
“Un nouveau regard sur les españoladas.” In Le cinéma espagnol: histoire et culture. Ed. Vicente Sánchez-Biosca and Pietsie Feenstra. Paris: Armand Collin 2014: 37-52.
“Porfirio Rubirosa: Masculinity, Race and the Jet-Setting Latin Male.” In Latin American and Latino Icons: Models and Theories of Cultural Iconicity. Ed. Dianna Nieblyski and Patrick O’Conner. Vanderbilt University Press, 2013: 180-194.
“Comedy Musicals before the 1950s.” In Companion to Spanish Cinema. Ed. Tatjana Pavlovic and Jo Labanyi. London: Blackwell, 2012: 193-223.
“Stars of the 1930s.” In Companion to Spanish Cinema. Ed. Tatjana Pavlovic and Jo Labanyi. London: Blackwell, 2012: 293-318.
“La presencia de lo étnico-racial en el cine de la transición española.” In El cine y la transición política en España (1975-1982). Ed. Manuel Palacio. Madrid: Biblioteca Nueva, 2011: 159-174.
“Rehearsing for Modernity in ¡Bienvenido, Mr. Marshall!” In Burning Darkness: Half a Century of Spanish Cinema. Ed. Joan Ramón Resina, Andrés Lema Hincapié and Thomas C. Platt. Albany: SUNY Press, 2008: 9-26.
“Radio Libre Folclóricas: Jerarquías culturales, geográficas y de género en Torbellino (1941).” In Hispanismo y cine. La casa de la riqueza. Estudios de cultura (11) Ed. Javier Herrera and Cristina Martínez-Carazo. Madrid/Frankfurt: Iberoamericana/Vervuert, 2007. 45-64.
“Introduction.” With Susan Larson. Visualizing Spanish Modernity. Ed. Susan Larson and Eva Woods. London: Berg, 2005. 1-23.
“Visualizing the Time-Space of Otherness: Digression and Distraction in Spanish Silent Films.” Visualizing Spanish Modernity. Ed. Susan Larson and Eva Woods. London: Berg, 2005. 283-300.
“Radio Free Folklóricas: Cultural, Gender, and Spatial Hierarchies in Torbellino (1941).”Gender and Spanish Cinema. Ed. Parvati Nair and Steven Marsh. London: Berg, 2004. 201-218.
“From Rags to Riches: The Ideology of Stardom in Folkloric Musical Comedy Films of the Late 1930s and 1940s.” Spanish Popular Cinema. Ed. Antonio Lázaro-Reboll and Andrew Willis. Manchester: University of Manchester Press, 2004. 40-59.
Peer-Reviewed Journal Articles
“Building Inclusivity with Latinx Poughkeepsie” Europe Now (30) October 2019
With Elise Shea and Camila Suleiman, “Conversations Unbound: Student Engagment with Migration Through Language Learning” Europe Now (30) October 2019
“Whiteness as Airmindedness: Juan de la Cierva (1923-25), Film and the Airplane.” Special Issue of Transmodernity: Journal of Peripheral Cultural Production of the Luso-Hispanic World coord. by JM Persanch, “Luso, Hispanic Whiteness Studies.” 8(2) 2018. Retrieved from https://escholarship.org/uc/item/6808g1t9
“Surveillant Narration and Digital Tools in Recent Videoactivism: Ciutat morta (Xavier Artigas y Xapo Ortega, 2011-2013).” Special Issue of Screen coord. by Belén Vidal, “Mapping Digital Practices in Hispanic Cinemas.” 59.2 (2018): 249-257.
“Surveillant Filmmaking, the Carceral and the Transnational: Image and Temporality in Celda 211.” Journal of Spanish Cultural Studies Special Issue coord. by Mar Binimelis, Josetxo Cerdán and Miguel Fernández Labayen. “Crossing borders: From the politics of promotion to the circulation and transnational reception of Spanish cinema.” 16.1 (2015) 61-75.
“Ambivalent Stardom and the Race for Modernity in El negro que tenía el alma blanca (Benito Perojo 1926).” Arizona Journal of Hispanic Cultural Studies 10 (2006): 59-67.
“Identification and Disconnect Through Popular Melodrama.” Studies in Hispanic Cinemas 2.2 (2005): 125-135.
“Cinematic legacy: Did the propaganda documentaries of the civil war establish cinema as a central mode of cultural expression in Spain?”; “Viewpoint: No. Spain had a vibrant, fully developed cinematic tradition before the war.” History in Dispute. The Spanish Civil War. Vol.18 Ed. Ken Estes and Daniel Kowalsky. Columbia, SC: Manly/Detroit: St. James Press: 2005. 46-49.
“Excess, Affect, and Emergent Classes: Melodramatic Modes in Mariquilla Terremoto (Benito Perojo 1939) and Filigrana (Luis Marquina 1949).” Letras Peninsulares 16.1 (2003): 291-316.
“Silencing and Celebrating Spain’s Roaring Twenties: Negotiations of Identity In Two Silent Films, La Venenosa (1928) and La Sin Ventura (1923).” Mountain Interstate Foreign Language Conference Review 9 (2002): 36-57.
“Navigating Delicate Terrain: Negotiations Between a Romani Student and a Non-Romani Professor.” Feministas Unidas (2001): 13-21.
“Travelling Folklóricas Bring Spain to the Americas: Ambiguous Role Models for Women in the 1940s.” Feministas Unidas (1999): 47-51.
“The New Lola? Josefina Molina’s La Lola se va a los puertos.” Feministas Unidas (1998): 18-22.
“Performance in Theory and Practice: The Folklórica as the Internal Other In María de la O and Morena Clara.” Cine-lit III. Ed. Jaume Martí-Olivella, George Cabello-Castellet, and Guy H. Wood. Portland: Oregon State University, 1998. 48-60.
Género, memoria y cultura visual en el primer franquismo (materiales cotidianos más allá del arte). María Rosón. Journal of Spanish Cultural Studies, 20: 3 (2019) 317320, DOI: 10.1080/14636204.2019.1653021
Impurity of Blood. Defining Race in Spain, 1870-1930. Joshua Goode. Revista de Estudios Hispánicos. (2013) 187-190.
Hold That Pose: Visual Culture in the Late-Nineteenth-Century Spanish Periodical. Lou Charnon-Deutsch. Revista de Estudios Hispánicos 43.2 (2009): 417-419.
Memoria colonial e inmigración: La negritud en la España posfranquista. Ed. Rosalía Cornejo- Parriego Revista Canadiense de Estudios Hispánicos 32.2 (2008): 376-378.
Bridging Continents: Cinematic and Literary Representations of Spanish and Latin American Themes. Ed. Nora Glickman and Alejandro Varderi. Arizona Journal of Hispanic Cultural Studies 10 (2006): 270-272.
Cinema for Spanish Conversation. Mary McVey Gill, Deana Smalley, Maria Paz Haro. The Modern Language Journal 88 (2004): 165-66.
An Open Window. The Cinema of Víctor Erice. Linda Ehrlich. Revista de Estudios Hispánicos 35 (2001): 434-435.
Passport to Hollywood: Hollywood Films, European Directors. James Morrison. Arizona Journal of Hispanic Cultural Studies 3 (1999): 308-309.
“Gitanas blancas: Entrevista a Eva Woods Peiró.” María Adell. Comparative Cinema 10 (2017): http://www.raco.cat/index.php/CinemaComparat/issue/view/25322
“Los hispanos de Poughkeepsie,” with Eugene López-Huerta. La Voz. December 2018. https://lavoz.bard.edu/articles/index.php?id=1205454
“Asylum seekers deserve our comfort, not our rage,” with Eugene López-Huerta. The Poughkeepsie Journal. November 8th, 2018. https://www.poughkeepsiejournal.com/story/opinion/valley-views/2018/11/07/asylum-seekers-deserve-our-comfort-not-our-rage-column/1862388002/
Work in Progress
Portable Cinema: The Golden Age of Spanish Film Magazines. Contracted with Lexington Books.
Cinema and Everyday Life in 1940s and 50s Spain. A multi-authored and edited book written with Jo Labanyi, Kathleen Vernon, Vicente Sánchez Biosca, Susan Martin Márquez, and Steven Marsh.
- “Material Culture and Cinema of the 1940s and 1950s,” with Kathleen Vernon.
- “The Postwar Economy of Affect: Identification as Expenditure, Investment and Consumption,” with Kathleen Vernon.
Invited Talks and Symposia
“Conversations Unbound and Building Inclusive Communities,” Mellon Consortium on Forced Migration Annual Teaching Lab, “Education and Displacement,” Vassar College, May 2019.
“Cuitat Morta: Surveillant Narration, Enclosure and the Digital Landscape in Recent Video Activism from the 15M Archive.” King’s College, Symposium, “Personal Belongings.” London. June 2016.
“La cámara y la actuación: La fotogenia en las revistas de cine en España entre 1920-1936.” The Norman MacColl Symposium, “Canon, contra-canon y cinefilia: Historias del cine español en un context internacional”. Cambridge, England, November 2014.
“Celda 211,” SUNY Albany, March 2014.
“White Gypsies,” Vassar Women’s Center, December, 2014.
“Recuperating Radical Epistemes: Intersectionality in Ocaña, retrat intermitent,” Stony Brook series on Race in Spain and Latin America, October 2013.
“New Spanish Cinema: The Case of Cell 211,” Marist College, April 2013.
Book Presentation of White Gypsies and Film La gitana blanca. Instituto Cervantes. April 2013
“Spanish Magazines in the 1920s and 30s.“ King Juan Carlos Center. March 2013.
“New Trends in Hispanic Film Criticism.” Ibero-American Film Workshop, Harvard University, May 2012.
“Gypsies, Orphans and Bad Mothers: Children in Spanish Cinema Before Marcelino, Pan y Vino.” Instituto Cervantes, Colloquium on “La niñez en el cine español” [Childhood in Spanish Cinema], May 2011.
“Silent Cinema and Aviation: Discourses of Progresses and Technology for XXth Century Spain.” Symposium: Science, Technology and Spanish Culture: 1900-1936. University of Kentucky, February 2011.
“New Paradigms for the Historicizing of Film in the Iberian Contact Zone.” Simposium “Cine Ibero-Americano.“ Harvard University, May 2010.
“Raza, lo queer y la transición.” II Seminario Internacional: La Transición democrática en España, Universidad Carlos III, March 2010.
“Spanish Gypsies and Film.“ Fordham University, September 2009.
“Africa in the Spanish National Imaginary.” Africana Studies Program, Vassar College, May 2009.
“La otredad en los estudios de la Transición: África, Andalucía y la España queer.” Symposium on the Spanish Transition, Universidad Carlos III, March 2009.
“Basque Cinema from Its Beginnings to the Present.” AAVC trip to Bilbao Spain, October 2008.
“Automobility.” Rutgers University, April, 2008.
“Bridging Continents.” Book Presentation. Instituto Cervantes, November 2006.
“Visualizing the Space-Time of the Other: Digression and Distraction in Spanish Silent Film.” Harvard University, May 2005.
“Ambivalent Stardom and the ‘Race’ for Modernity in El negro que tenía el alma blanca.” Marist College. April 2004.
“The Gypsy Question and Law.” State University of New York at Stony Brook, October 2003.
“Vision and Modernity in Spain.” Recalcitrant Modernities, University of Illinois, Champaign-Urbana, September 2003.
“’Soy Morena Clara’: The Coding of Stardom Through Racialized Others in the Folkloric Musical Film in Spain.” Women’s Studies First Friday Series, Vassar College, April 2002.
“Representations of Race in the Spanish Folkloric Musical Film.” Fordham University, April 2001.
Conference Papers and Panels
“Borders, Crisis and Necropolitics,” SCMS, Denver, April 1-5, 2020
Moderator, CUNY Grad Center, March 27th
“Hacking Necropolitics in Tarajal” Congreso Internacional Hispanismo y Cine, Carlos III, Madrid, July 4, 2019.
Chaired “Performing Against Hegemony” at “The Body Questions: Celebrating Flamenco’s Tangled Roots,” October 15-16, 2018.
“Speakers and Breasts, Cameras and Legs: Technology and the Body in Spanish Cinema Magazines in the 1920s and 30s.” SCMS, March 14-18th, 2018.
ALCES, Seminar, “Políticas de (in)visibilidad: tecnología y activismo en los medios audiovisuales,” Zaragoza, Spain, July 3-7th, 2017.
Where Does It Stop? Women Transforming and Transformed: Technology and the Body in Spanish Cinema and Film Magazines, 1921-1936,” SCMS, Chicago, March 22-26, 2017.
“Transnational Digital Networks and Subveillance: Los indignados.” CEISAL (Consejo Europeo de Investigaciones Sociales de América Latina), Salamanca, Spain June 28, 2016.
Respondent for the panel “The Promotion and Circulation of Contemporary Latin American Cinemas: Agents, Strategies and Policies.” SCMS, Atlanta, April 1, 2016.
“The Color of Kisses: The Body in Spanish Film Magazines, 1921-1936.” SCMS, Atlanta, April 1, 2016.
“Los japoneses no quieren besos en el cine”: Asian Exoticism in Spanish Film Magazines. ACLA, March 18, 2016.
“El archivo del cine español.” Simposio Homenaje a Marga Lobo. Madrid. June 30, 2014.
“Acting for the Camera: Spanish Film of the 1920s.” Society for Cinema and Media Studies, March 19-23, 2014.
“La transición a la tecnología de los medios interactivos: La estética carcelaria en el nuevo cine transnacional español.” Carlos III University, Madrid, Hispanic Cinemas: En Transición, November 7-9, 2012.
Respondent for four papers for the panel “Generations: Exploring Race, Sexuality, and Labor across Time and Space” University of Massachusetts, Amherst. Berkshire Conference on the History of Women, June 9-12, 2011.
Participant, “Derivas Transnacionales del Cine Español”, Seminar through Skype with Universidad Rovira i Virgili, March 24-25, 2011.
Proposal Evaluator and Panel Moderator, Teachers, Teaching, and the Movies National Conference, Vassar College, March 2010.
“The Space of the Gypsy.” Spatial Imaginaries in Hispanic Cinemas, Tulane, November 2009.
“Technology and Otherness.” MLA, December 2007.
“I Was in Love with Lola Flores.” Society for Cinema and Media Studies, London, March 2005.
“Envisioning the Strait.” Hispanic Cinemas. London, November 2003.
“Radio-Free Folklóricas.” MLA, December 2002.
“The Color of Space and Time: El negro que tenía el alma blanca (Benito Perojo 1926).” Arizona Conference of Hispanic Cultural Studies, September 2002.
“Media Representations of Coloniality and Post-Coloniality in the Hispanic World.” Hudson River Valley College Consortium, May 2002.
“Ideological Intersections of Race and Stardom.” Society for Cinema Studies, May 2002.
“Navigating Delicate Terrain: Negotiations Between a Roma Student and a Non-Roma Professor.” MLA, December 2001.
“Remaking the Golden Years: 1950s Remakes of Andalusian Musical Comedies of the 1930s and 40s.” MLA, December 2001.
“Strategies of Assimilation and Exclusion in 1950s Andalusian Musical Comedy Films.” MMLA, November 2001.
“Dodging Dictatorship: The Case of Popular Cinema in Spain” Organized and chaired session. Society for Cinema Studies, May 2001.
“The Dialectics of Assimilation and Exclusion: The Case of 1950s Consumerist Cinema.” Fifty Years of Literature and Cinema in Spain (1950-2000). Irvine, February 2001.
“Ideological Contradiction and Continuity: The Folklórica Star System in Spain, 1923-1949.” MIFLC, October 2000.
“The Roots of the Folklórica Star System.” Cine-lit, February 2000.
“Travelling Folklóricas Bring Spain to the Americas: Ambiguous Role Models for Women in the 1940s.” MLA, December 1999.
“The New Lola? Josefina Molina’s La Lola se va a los puertos.” MLA, December 1998.
“The Construction of a Female Gaze: The Politics of Eroticism in Emilia Pardo Bazán’s Dulce Dueño.” Asociación Femenina de Literaturas Hispánicas, October 1997.
“The Politics of Eroticism: Exoticism in Emilia Pardo Bazan’s Dulce Dueño.” Erotismo y Literatura: España y Latinoamérica, April 1997.
“Performance in Theory and Practice: The Folklórica as the Internal Other In María de la O and Morena Clara.” Cine-Lit, February 1997.
“Playing with Pornography: Guilt, Games and the Gaze in Las edades de Lulú.” MMLA, November 1996.
“La Chunga: Self Victimization, Power Traps and Surrogate Escape.” Mid-America Conference on Hispanic Literature, September 1994.
Organization of Panels and Symposia
“Women and Technology in Spanish Early and Silent Film Culture: From Material Force to Mystic Muse,” Organizer and Chair of Panel, SCMS, 2017
Simposio Homenaje a Marga Lobo. Madrid. June 30, 2014. With Jo Labanyi and Kathleen Vernon
Hispanic Studies Courses (Taught in Spanish)
Spanish Language Courses
First-Year (HISP 106 and 109) spring 2012, spring 2014, fall 2015
Second-Year (HISP 205) fall 2000, fall 2001, fall 2002, fall 2006
Spanish for Activism. Independent Study, spring 2014
Intermediate and Bridge Courses
Reading and Writing Hispanic Culture. (HISP 206) sp 2001, fall 2002, sp 2004, fall 2004, sp 2007, fall 2007, spring 2008, fall 2008, fall 2009, spring 2010, spring 2013, fall 2014, sp 2018, fall 2018
Migraciones y desplazamientos / Migration and Displacement
Migraciones y encuentros forzados o soñados
Cuéntame cómo pasó: la España de los siglos XX y XXI
Study Abroad Follow-Up (HISP 277) fall 2019
Advanced Grammar (HISP 219) spring 2013
Cultural Studies: Youth Culture in Modern Spain (HISP 216) fall 2002
Methods in Interdisciplinary Analysis: Spain (HISP 218) fall 2000
Modern Spain Surveys of film, literature, media (1700-present)
Virgins and Vamps: Constructions of Gender in Modern Spain (HISP 228) spring 2014, fall 2015
Women and Mobility in Modern Spain (HISP 228) spring 2011
El macho ibérico: Representations of Masculinity (HISP 228) spring 2003, fall 2008
Cityscapes: Representations of the Urban (HISP 228) spring 2005
Spanish Women Writers and Filmmakers (HISP 228) fall 2004
The Spanish Civil War (HISP 298) spring 2003
Representations of Women in Modern Spain (HISP 228) fall 2003
Cartographies of Desire (HISP 228) spring 2001
Senior Seminars on Modern Spain or Latin America
Digital Culture in Spain and Latin America (HISP 388, cross-listed with MEDS) fall 2017
Spain Begins in the Pyrenees (HISP 388, cross-listed with AFRS) fall 2013
New Cinema and Media in Spain (HISP 388) fall 2011
Sex and Tears: The Cinema of Pedro Almodóvar (HISP 388) fall 2010
Projecting Race and Ethnicity in Spain (HISP 388) fall 2001, spring 2007, spring 2010
Women in/on Latin American Cinema (HISP 387/LALS 385) fall 2004
Hispanic Studies Courses in English
The Virtual Barrio (HISP 283/LALS /MEDS) fall 2013
Latino Performance Studies (Independent Study, spring 2015)
Technology in Spain 1900-1936 (Independent Study, fall 2016)
The Left and the Spanish Civil War (Independent Study, summer 2015)
Media Studies (taught in English)
Gender and Digital Culture (WNST 240) fall 2017
Media Theory (MEDS 260) spring 2015, spring 2016
See an article about this course: http://miscellanynews.org/2015/05/06/arts/media-design-course-reimagines-hidden-spaces-on-campus/
The Virtual Barrio (HISP/MEDS/LALS 283) fall 2013
Approaches to Media Studies (MEDS 160) spring 2007, spring 2008, fall 2011
Media Theory in the Hispanic Transatlantic (MEDS 382) fall 2010
Latin America and the Media (MEDS 379/LALS 385)
Blogging and Audiences (MEDS Independent Study) spring 2015
Units for Approaches to Media, “Surveillance Studies” (MEDS 160)
Latin American and Latino Studies (taught in English)
Building Inclusive Communities with Latinx Poughkeepsie, fall 2018, sp 2019, f2019
The Virtual Barrio (HISP 283/LALS /MEDS) fall 2013
Women in/on Latin American Cinema (HISP 387/LALS 385) fall 2004
Women’s Studies (taught in English)
Gender and Digital Culture (WNST 240) fall 2017
Introduction to Women’s Studies (WNST 130) 2001-02, fall 2003
Women and Film (WNST 240/FILM 219) spring 2003
International Studies (taught in English)
Envisioning Borders (INST 110) spring 2011. Study trip to Spain and Northern Morocco
Thesis Advising for HISP, MEDS, LALS
Freshmen Pre-Major Advising, Vassar College, 2000 – present
Faculty Advisor to committee on Latina Students, ALANA Center, January 2009-2011
Chairing and Directing
Chair, Department of Hispanic Studies, July 2014-June 2016; July 2017-July 2018
Chair of Chicago Hall/Modern Languages and Cultures, October 2015- June 2016
Director, Latin American and Latino Studies, Vassar College, July 2013-June 2014
Director, Media Studies Program, Vassar College, July 2010 – July 2012
Committee on Admissions and Financial Aid, 2017-2019
FASC (Faculty Appointments and Salary Committee), Associate Professor, July 2014-June 2016
Appeal Committee July 2013-July 2014
Committee on Curricular Policies, 2010-2011
Committee on College Life, Vassar College, 2004 – 2005
Committee on Leaves and Privileges, September 2018-December 2019
SAVP Director Search Committee, May-July 2018
Chair of Working Group, Community Involvement: Bridging Local and Global Communities, Engaged Pluralism Initiative, 2017-19
Search Committee for Library Head of Digital Scholarship and Technology Services, Spring 2016
Search Committee for ALANA Center Director, Spring 2015
CEQ (Course Evaluation Questionnaire) Subcommittee of CCP (Comm. Curricular Policies), January 2013-2015
Co-Chair, House Fellow Committee, 2010-2011
VC Forced Migration Steering Committee, March 2019-present
Women’s Studies Program Steering Committee, December 2017-present
Affiliated Faculty, Prison Studies Correlate (Africana Studies), 2016-present
Media Studies Departmental Program Steering Committee, Vassar, 2004 – present
Latin American and Latino Studies Steering Committee, 2005 – present
International Studies Steering Committee, 2010-present
Vassar’s AAUP Steering Committee, September 2009-2010
Foreign Language Subcommittee, Assessment Committee, f2017
Chicago Hall Chairs and Directors Committee (co-chair), 2015-16; 2017-19
FASC Interviewing panel, January 2018-
SART (Sexual Assault Response Team)
VC Sexual Assault Task Force, 2019-20
SART Steering Committee
Training, May 2017
QPR Training, June 2017
Faculty House Fellow Resident and Member of House Team, Strong House, August 2008-June 2012
Faculty Athletics Support Team, Men’s Varsity Tennis, October 2014-May 2016
Faculty Athletics Support Team, Women’s Varsity Tennis October 2019-May 2020
Faculty Host and Lecturer, Alumni Association of VC trip to Bilbao, Basque Country, Spain. October 2008
Participation in Vassar Conferences, Workshops, Seminars, Teach-Ins, Trainings
Member of EPI Global Studies working group, fall 2019
Co-organized with Jeff Golden the week-long Pedagogy in Action workshop “Building Inclusivity and Belonging at Vassar” June 3-7th, 2019
Global Studies workshop, May 17, 2019
Title IX online 90 min. training, 2018, 2019
Equity Advisor Workshop, August 27th, 2018
Pedagogy in Action (Building Inclusive Communities), co-facilitator, June 2018
Global Campus Studies Initiative Workshop, May 18th, 2018
Implicit Bias Lunch-shop, May 3, 2018
Panelist for EPI’s series “Journeys” through the ALANA Center, April 26th, 2018
Forum for Teens and Mobile Media, March 6th 2018
Guest lecture for Forced Migration Initiative Independent Reading group, March 2, 2018
Implicit Bias Workshop, February 28th, 2018
EPI Faculty Conversation, Power, Equity and Inclusion in the Classroom, February 23, 2018
Led focus groups for I’m Not a Racist, Am I? September 27, 2017; April 9th, 2018
Facilitation Training for Chairs of EPI Working Groups, September 2017
Pedagogy in Action (social justice curriculum), June 2017
SART Training to become a SART Advocate, May 2017 (10 hours)
AALAC Forced Migration, Displacement and the Question of Social Justice, Feb. 2017 (Vassar)
“The Professional Scholarly Writer—Workshop with William Germano,” November 2016
Dean’s Faculty Retreat on Diversity, May 2015, May 2016
Talking About Teaching, “Diversity and Agenda Setting” Fall 2013, Fall 2015
Facilitation Training, “Some Facilitation Basics and An Introduction to the Focused Conversation Workshop Methods of the Technology of Participation,” August 25, 2015
Title IX Training, November 12, 2014
Multi-Disciplinary Program Director Retreat, May 2014
Women’s Studies Retreat, May 2013
Participant, Mid-Career Associate Faculty Seminar with Anton Hart, April 23, 2012
Invited Speaker, “Race and Diversity in the Occupy Movement.” Vassar Campus Teach-in on the Occupy Movement, November 13, 2011
Participant, Pedagogy in Action Summer Institute, Vassar FLRC, June 2-4, 2011
Participant, “Writing Your Next Chapter: How to Find Your Mojo and Move Forward at Mid-Career” May 3, 2011
Participant, Critical Pedagogies of Difference, Junior Faculty Retreat sponsored by CHAS, October 3-4, 2008
Faculty Consultant to program and Advisor to students. Language in Motion. January-December, 2009
Participant, Critical Pedagogies of Difference Seminar. CHAS Grant and Vassar Dean of the Faculty, October-December 2008
Facilitator, Diversity Retreat discussion group “What do you do when race comes up by surprise?” May 9th, 2008.
Participant, Mid-Career Faculty Teaching Development Seminar, Vassar FLRC, October 2007 – May 2008
Participant, Atlantic Studies, Mellon Faculty Conversation, 2005-2006
Organizer and Host, Translation Workshop with accompanying lecture with Boston Accredited Court Translator Jaime Fatás, May 2005
Organizer, campus wide event: Howard Zinn, Voices of a People’s History, September 2005
Workshops and Seminars Outside Vassar
Consortium on Forced Migration, Symposium, Vassar College, October 2108
Consortium on Forced Migration, Displacement Education Workshop, Bennington, April 2018
Undoing Racism Workshop, October 26-28th, 2017
District Equity Committee (year-long facilitation, 8 hours once a month, on issues of race and equity led by NYU Steinhardt Center), fall 2017-spring 2018
Consortium on Forced Migration, Displacement Education Workshop, Bard College April 8, 2017
NEH Regional Grant Writing workshop, Williams College, March 2017
Participant, Wesleyan University Assessment Workshop, September 24-25, 2010
Participant, Workshop on Women in Academic Leadership, MLA 2009
COMMUNITY SERVICE AND ACTIVITIES
Worked at Gelaguetza festival, Aug. 2018, 2019
Complete Count Committee (for 2020 Census work) since June 2019
La Voz, Radio interview about Needs and Priorities Survey, December 11th, 2018
Neighborhood Revitalization Committee, December 2018-present
Poughkeepsie-Oaxaca Friendship Advisory Committee, November 2018-present
Led facilitated listening session in Spanish for Poughkeepsie residents, families; data used to build survey completed by over 250 participants
ABC Latino, radio interview, April 2018
Host Family for Vassar’s International Host Program, 2014-15; 2018-19
Advisory Committee, Conversations Unbound, Inc. October 2017-present
Host Family for High School Students, Cambridge Network Homestay Services, 2014-present
Corresponding Secretary, PTA Lagrange Middle School (September 2017-present),
PTA Lagrange Middle School (April 2017-present)
USTA Member and Team Member of Crosscourt 18+ (March 2017-present)
PTA Arthur S. May (September 2016-June 17)
Hudson Valley Writing Project, Workshop, November 2016
Board of Directors, Catherine Street Community Center, Poughkeepsie NY, August 2016-December 2017
Spanish Interpreter, LNG Consulting
Facilitator, “Walk in My Shoes” event at Arthur S. May Elementary School, February 2016
Coordinated Vassar museum and library visit for teens from Highland Family Services, April 2015
Led Q/A in “Tournées,” Vassar French Film Festival, for Mauvais Sang, February 2015
Organized Vassar event for Green Party candidate for Lt. Gov., Brian Jones, September 2014
Local Sales Representative for Haymarket Books http://www.haymarket.org/, 2012-2015
Member, Arthur S. May PTA, 2013-14; 2016-17
Member, ENJAN (End the New Jim Crow Action Network) 2012-13; member at large 2014-present
Invited Speaker, “May Day and Multi-Racial Solidarity,” Vassar College May Day Rally, May 1, 2012
Invited Speaker, Occupy Poughkeepsie General Assembly, April 18, 2012
Participant, Reading Group for The New Jim Crow, Poughkeepsie Family Partnership Center, January-May 2012
Interviewee about the Occupy Movement, Activist Radio, WVKR, January 14, 2012
Member, Outreach working group meetings at Vassar College, Occupy Poughkeepsie, November 2011-January 2012
Invited Speaker, Occupy Poughkeepsie Rally, Hulme Park, November 2011
CSA Poughkeepsie Farm Project, Shareholder May-October 2011
Introduction and Discussant Leader for film, Full Battle Rattle. Children’s Media Project and the New York Council for the Humanities Documentary Series, Rosendale, NY, October 23, 2010
Spanish: native proficiency, spoken and written
French: advanced reading, intermediate speaking
Portuguese: advanced reading, elementary speaking
Catalan and Valencian: advanced reading
German: elementary speaking and reading