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"Department of Spanish and Portuguese"

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.


Department of Spanish and Portuguese
Anderson Hall 4th Floor 1114 West Berks Street Philadelphia, PA 19122-6090
Phone: (215) 204-8285 Fax: (215) 204-3731