Curriculum Vitae



Eva Woods Peiró


April 2018



Department of Hispanic Studies

Vassar College, Box 266

Poughkeepsie, New York 12604-0501

Office phone: (845) 437-5620





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: Associate Professor (June 2010 – present); 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



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.








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


Positions for Professional Organizations

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. “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 Work

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


“Whiteness as Airmindedness: Juan de la Cierva (1923-25), Film and the Airplane.” Special Issue of Transmodernity coord. by JM Persanch, “Luso, Hispanic Whiteness Studies.” Forthcoming.

“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.” Forthcoming.

“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.


Book Reviews

Género, memoria y cultura visual en el primer franquismo. María Rosón. Journal of Spanish Cultural Studies, under review.

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):


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.


Porfirio Rubirosa: Masculinity, Race and the Transnational Subject. Co-written with Lisa Paravisini-Gebert. Proposal in Scalar under preparation.


“Asianness in Spanish Film Magazines of the 1920s and 30s.” Co-written with Mary Kate Donovan.






Invited Talks and Symposia

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

“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-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

Special Topics:

Migraciones y encuentros forzados o soñados

Cuéntame cómo pasó: la España de los siglos XX y XXI

Encuentros transatlánticos

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)


Media Studies (taught in English)

Gender and Digital Culture (WNST 240) fall 2017

Media Theory (MEDS 260) spring 2015, spring 2016

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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)

Women in/on Latin American Cinema (HISP 387/LALS 385) fall 2004

The Virtual Barrio (HISP 283/LALS /MEDS) fall 2013


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


Hispanic Studies Courses (taught in English)

The Virtual Barrio (HISP 283/LALS /MEDS) fall 2013

The Left and the Spanish Civil War (Independent Study, summer 2015)



Chairing and Directing

Chair, Department of Hispanic Studies, July 2014-June 2016; July 2017-June 2019

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


Elected Committees

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


Appointed Committees

Chair of Working Group, Cultivating Community Beyond Vassar’s Borders, Engaged Pluralism Initiative, 2017-18

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


Steering Committees

Women’s Studies Program Steering Committee, December 2017-present

Affiliated Faculty Member of Africana Studies (Prison Studies Correlate), 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


Other Committees

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)

Training, May 2017

QPR Training, June 2017



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


Residential Life

Faculty House Fellow Resident and Member of House Team, Strong House, August 2008-June 2012


Member of Faculty Athletics Support Team for Men’s Varsity Tennis, October 2014-May 2016

Alumni Relations

Attendee at BoT Lunches

Faculty Host and Lecturer, Alumni Association of VC trip to Bilbao, Basque Country, Spain. October 2008


Organization of Campus-Wide Speaker Events

Howard Zinn, Voices of a People’s History, September 2005


Participation in Vassar Conferences, Workshops, Seminars, Teach-Ins

Led focus groups for I’m Not a Racist, Am I? fall 2017, spring 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


Workshops and Seminars Outside Vassar

Undoing Racism Workshop, October 26-28th, 2017

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



Board of Directors, Conversations Unbound, Inc. October 2017-present

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

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, Worship 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

Host Family for Vassar’s International Host Program, 2014-15

Local Sales Representative for Haymarket Books, 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