Bowman and Gordon Gray Distinguished Term Professor of Spanish | Dey 318

At UNC since 2010


Ph.D., University of Virginia
M.A., University of Virginia
B. A., University of California, San Diego


I teach courses on modern and contemporary Spanish literary history, cinema and culture and welcome inquiries from students interested in film theory, narrative fiction, material culture and visual studies in Spain and Latin America.


Typical Courses

  • CMPL 144: Global Art Cinema (Undergraduate)
  • SPAN 707: Film Theory and Practice (Graduate)
  • SPAN 711: Modern Spanish Fiction (Graduate)
  • SPAN 712: Contemporary Spanish Novel (Graduate)
  • SPAN 361: Hispanic Film and Culture (Undergraduate)
  • SPAN 362: The Quest for Identity in Modern Spain (Undergraduate)
  • SPAN 372: Survey of Spanish Literature since 1700 (Undergraduate)

Recently Directed Dissertations

  • “Gender, Bodies, Sex, Technology: Dismantling Heterosexual Male Subjectivity and Desire in Three Contemporary Films”
  • “Nihilism and the Tragic in Turn of the Century Spanish Drama (1880s-1930s)”
  • “Del silencio al Alzheimer: Releyendo al anciano en tres novelas sobre la Transición”
  • “Microgeographies: Galician Narratives of Place (2004-12)”
  • “Differentiating National Identities: Cultures of Immigration in Europe’s Peripheries”