Patricia López-Gay

Assistant Professor of Spanish

Primary Academic Program: Foreign Languages, Cultures, and Literatures

Academic Program Affiliation(s): Latin American and Iberian Studies, Literature, Spanish Studies


Ph.D., Spanish and Portuguese languages and literature, New York University; joint Ph.D., comparative literature and translation studies (French and Spanish), University of Paris 7 and Autonomous University of Barcelona. She specializes in contemporary Spanish literature, with a strong interest in the visual arts—including film and photography—and comparative literature (Iberia, France, Brazil). Her research focuses on theories of the archive, autobiography, translation and cultural studies, and historiography. Her work has appeared in the journals Hispania, Quaderns, and Interculturel/Francophonies, and the books Rumbos del hispanismo and Translation and Censorship, among other publications. Her current book project is concerned with “archive fever,” digital culture, and biographical writing. She has been awarded research fellowships and grants from the French and Portuguese Ministries of Education, Spanish Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Generalitat of Catalonia, and Camões Institute of Portugal. She previously taught at New York University and Autonomous University of Barcelona. In addition to her teaching and research, she is a corresponding member of the North American Academy of the Spanish Language. At Bard since 2013–14.


Phone: 845-758-6050