Gema Pérez-Sánchez

Associate Professor of Spanish 

 

Degrees 

  • -PhD Romance Studies, Cornell University 1998
  • -M.A. English, Bucknelle University 1992
  • -B.A. Music Performance—Flute (Título Profesional de Grado Superior en Flauta Travesera), Real Conservatorio Superior de Música de Madrid 1990 

Research Interests 

  • -Twentieth- and twenty-first-centuries Spanish literature, film, comic books, and urban popular culture
  • -Queer theory, transgender, and intersex studies
  • -Cultural studies
  • -Trans-Arab and Migration studies 

Selected Publications 

  • Books

  • -Queer Transitions in Contemporary Spanish Culture: From Franco to la movida. Albany, NY: SUNY Press 2007.
  • -“Perilous Strai(gh)ts: Immigration, Sexuality, and Race in Contemporary Spanish Culture.” Book in progress.
  • Essays

  • -“Transnational Conversations in Migration, Queer, and Transgender Studies: Multimedia Storyspaces.” Revista Canadiense de Estudios Hispánicos 35.1 (Fall 2010): 163-84.
  • -“El humorismo gráfico de Maitena Burundarena: de lo local a lo global; de los estereotipos a la subversión” Revista Iberoamericana. Special issue: “Entre el margen y el canon: pensamientos discursivos en torno al cómic Latinoamericano” 77.234 (Jan.-March 2011): 87-110.
  • -“Imaginando historias feministas a ambos lados del Estrecho: Las escritoras españolas se enfrentan al racismo.” Escritoras y compromiso: Literatura española e hispanoamericana de los siglos XX y XXI.  Eds. Ángeles Encinar and Carmen Valcárcel. Madrid: Visor, 2009. 555-67
  • -“One Big Queer European Family? Immigration in Contemporary Spanish Gay and Lesbian Films.” In  21st-Century Gay Culture. Ed. David A. Powell. Newcastle-upon-Tyne: Cambridge Scholars Publishing, 2008. 157-82. 

Graduate Courses taught

  • -Intersections: Queer and Transgender Theories
  • -Queer Spain: From Lorca to Almodóvar.
  • -Postcolonial Subjects in Contemporary Spanish Literature and Film: Confronting Racism and Xenophobia.
  • -Fascismo y literatura en la España de Postguerra

Links

  • -Conversations on Europe: Lecture given by Gema Pérez-Sánchez at the Center for European Studies, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, titled “The Unfinished Business of the Spanish Transition to Democracy”: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_PiImQ1qXeY