Eva Woods Peiró
Department of Hispanic Studies, Vassar College, Poughkeepsie, NY 12604-0501
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.
ANTI-RACISM, INCLUSION, FORCED MIGRATION
TRECE: Taller de raza, etnicidad y ciudadanía en España
-A reading group of scholars dedicated to issues of race, immigration and citizenship in Spain. Meets bi-yearly.
Undoing Racism–Anti-Racism, Equity and Justice
-Developed an all-college course to be taught in fall 2020: Anti-Racism, Equity and Justice
-Taught 3 independent studies associated with the workshop in spring and fall 2019
-Journalism by students: https://miscellanynews.org/2019/11/14/features/workshop-aims-to-undo-racism/
-In the process of organizing a workshop for October 2020
-Organized Undoing Racism Workshop with the PISB in February 1-3, 2019 and October 24-25, 2019). Involved initiating, coordinating faculty and administrative offices, recruited participants (faculty, students, staff, administrators and community members) and taught an independent study for student attendees
-Convoked an organizing team of admin and faculty
Led campus wide coordination efforts:
-coordinated with the Office of Student Growth and Engagement (Dean Wendy Maragh Taylor) to house a sustainable program called Undoing Racism-Anti-Racism, Equity and Justice
-In December 2019, launched a monthly series of follow-up meetings for participants of the 2/2019 and the 10/2019 workshops
-Incorporated into 4 classes
-Led an independent study on the integration of CU into Vassar Language Courses
-Collaborated in publications
-Board of Directors, Conversations Unbound (conversationsunbound.org) 2019 – present
-Faculty Advisor, October 2017-2019
Consortium on Forced Migration and Displacement
-Participated/Presented in CFMD Symposium, Vassar College, October 26-27, 2018; May 2019
-CFMD Education Workshop, Bennington, April 2018
-CFMD Education Workshop, Bard College April 8, 2017
-Guest lecture for Forced Migration Initiative Independent Reading group, March 2, 2018
-AALAC Forced Migration, Displacement and the Question of Social Justice, Feb. 2017 (Vassar)
-Taught 6 week course Building Inclusive Communities with Latinx Poughkeepsie, Fall 2018, Spring 2019, Fall 2019
-Chaired subgroup, Latinx Community Forum, Jan 2018-May 2019
-Chair, Working Group, Community Involvement: Bridging Local and Global Communities, EPI, 2017-19 https://miscellanynews.org/2019/05/02/news/vassar-hosts-college-preview-for-poughkeepsie-students/
-Co-organized with Jeff Golden the week-long Pedagogy in Action workshop “Building Inclusivity and Belonging at Vassar” June 3-7th, 2019 (included faculty and administrators)
-Co-organized Pedagogy in Action (Building Inclusive Communities), co-facilitator, June 2018 (first time to include faculty and administrators)
-Member of EPI Global Studies working group, fall 2019
-Global Studies workshop, May 17, 2019
-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
-EPI Faculty Conversation, Power, Equity and Inclusion in the Classroom, February 23, 2018
-Facilitation Training for Chairs of EPI Working Groups, September 2017
SART (Sexual Assault Response Team)
-Appointed to VC Sexual Assault Task Force, fall 2019
-Advocate (24-hour on-call advocate for 6-8 weeks out of the year), 2017-present
-Member, monthly steering committee meetings, 2017-present
-Retreat and trainings, summer 2019
-Search Committee for new Director, summer 2018
-SART Training to become a SART Advocate, May 2017 (10 hours)
-QPR Training, June 2017
Campus Title IX Initiatives
-Title IX online 90 min. training, 2018, 2019
-Equity Advisor Workshop, August 27th, 2018
-Title IX Training, November 12, 2014
Arlington School District of New York: District Equity Committee
-Member of sub-group tasked with launching a My Brother’s Keeper chapter at Arlington High School. Approved in March 2020.
-Year-long facilitation, 8 hours once a month, on issues of race and equity led by NYU Steinhardt Center), fall 2017-present
-Faculty writing and support group, 2016-present
-Writing workshop at VC, long form narrative, May 13-14, 2019
-Africana Studies workshops
Writing Silences, Yvonne Owuor, April 1, 2019
Francoise Verges, March 5,
Related Professional Development
Implicit Bias Workshop, February 28th, 2018
Led focus groups for I’m Not a Racist, Am I? September 27, 2017; April 9th, 2018
Pedagogy in Action (social justice curriculum), June 2017
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
Invited Speaker, “Race and Diversity in the Occupy Movement.” Vassar Campus Teach-in on the Occupy Movement, November 13, 2011
Participant, Critical Pedagogies of Difference, Junior Faculty Retreat sponsored by CHAS, October 3-4, 2008
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.
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) 2019 – present
Reviewer, AAUW Selection Panel for Fellowships and Grants, Jan-February 2017, Jan-February 2020
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
“Border Media: Hacking Necropolitics in Tarajal.” “Nada sobre nosotros sin nosotras”. Representaciones y autorepresentaciones críticas de los migrantes y los territorios de frontera en Europa y América. Ed. Mar Binimelis Adel and Amarela Varela Huerta. Peter Lang. In progress.
“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 Engagement 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):
“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.