affiliated faculty

Please note that this list is updated as new faculty are affiliated and is more current than the General Catalog listing.

Spanish and Portuguese

Research interests: Contemporary Iberian and Latin American studies, Spanish cultural Studies, Galician poetry and performance, music and popular culture.
Main publications: Las dinámicas del deseo: subjetividad y lenguaje en la poesía española contemporánea (1997) and La esfinge de la escritura: la poesía ética de Blanca Varela (2005), as well as the co-editor of From Stateless Nations to Postnational Spain/De Naciones sin estado a la España Postnacional (2002).


Research interests: Gender studies and Feminist theory, the body, theories of subjectivity, British and European modernism, fin de siecle literature, critical and cultural theory, theories of mass culture. Her main publications include Eye on the Flesh: Fashions of Masculinity in the Early Twentieth Century (1996); Stuff Theory: Everyday Objects, Radical Materialism (2014); and various articles on masculinity, Walter Benjamin, and James Joyce. With Enda Duffy, she co-edited Joyce, Benjamin and Magical Urbanism (2011). She also translated Antonio Negri's book: Insurgencies: Constituent Power and the Modern State (1999).

French & Italian

Cynthia J. Brown is a specialist of late medieval/early Renaissance French literature and culture with specific interests in the history of the book (the book as cultural artifact, the transition from manuscript to print, the relationship between text and image), the libraries of late medieval women, issues of authority and authorship, and text-editing.  Her books include The Shaping of History and Poetry in Late Medieval France: Propaganda and Poetic Expression in the Works of the Rhétoriqueurs (1985); Poets, Patrons, and Printers: Crisis of Authority in Late Medieval France (1995), awarded the MLA Scaglione Prize in 1996; and The Queen’s Library: Image-Making at the Court of Anne of Brittany, 1477-1514 (2011).  She has also published an edited volume, The Cultural and Political Legacy of Anne de Bretagne (2010), and critical editions of the works of two 16th-century authors, André de la Vigne (1989) and Pierre Gringore (2003, 2005).


Mary Bucholtz is a sociocultural linguist whose research examines the role of language in the production of identity, power, and agency, with a particular focus on race, gender, sexuality, and youth; she also examines on the politics of linguistic representation in textual and visual media and in legal settings. She is the author of White Kids: Language, Race, and Styles of Youth Identity (Cambridge UP, 2011) and the editor or coeditor of a number of volumes on language, gender, and sexuality, including Language and Woman's Place: Text and Commentaries (Oxford UP, 2004), Reinventing Identities: The Gendered Self in Discourse (Oxford UP, 1999), and Gender Articulated: Language and the Socially Constructed Self (Routledge, 1995). She is the director of the Center for California Languages and Cultures.


Theatre & Dance

Professor Cabranes-Grant has a joint appointment in the Departments of Theatre and Dance, and of Spanish and Portuguese. His research interests include Spanish, Caribbean and Latin-American drama and theatre history,  Intercultural Studies, “minority” theatre.  His publications include Los usos de la repetición en la obra de Lope de Vega (Pliegos, 2004). Professor Cabranes-Grant is currently writing a book about the links between theories of mediation and intercultural experiences (Interscapes. Performing the Intercultural from Shakespeare to Walcott). He is also a director and a playwright whose works have been produced and stage read in Puerto Rico, Boston, and Santa Barbara.