Kimberly A. Vega
430 Anderson Hall
PhD, University of Virginia
Assistant Professor of Spanish
Research and Teaching Interests
I specialize in Spanish Iberian Film Studies; U.S. Latino Studies; Contemporary Latin American and Iberian Spanish Literature; and Realism and Naturalism in Spain. I have just completed an article on Amenábar’s Tesis and Assayas’ Demonlover, and have plans for another article on filmmaker Alex de la Iglesias’ Muertos de risa. I also actively engage in research on Puerto Rico and am currently working on a book about Midwestern Puerto Ricans in the United States.
Most Recent Publications
"The 'Gateway' to the Antilles: Some Historical Considerations of Puerto Rican Place and Space." UFLR 16 (2007).
"The Colonized Subject in Self-Exile: Cultural Dislocation and Existential Angst in Mid-Twentieth Century Puerto Rican Literature." Ciberletras 10 (2003).
"Tina's Dilemma: The Transsexual as Allegory for Almodóvar's Law of Desire." Torre de Papel 10:1 (2000): 46-64.