Patricia López-Gay

Assistant Professor of Spanish

Primary Academic Program: Foreign Languages, Cultures, and Literatures

Academic Program Affiliation(s): Experimental Humanities, 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.

Professor Lopez-Gay specializes in contemporary Spanish literature, with a strong interest in the visual arts—including film and photography—and comparative literature (Iberia, Brazil, France). Her research is concerned with fiction and testimony, translation and cultural studies, the relationship between word and image, theories of the archive, and autobiography. She is the author of numerous articles and conference presentations, and has been awarded research fellowships and grants from the French and Portuguese Ministries of Education, the Spanish Ministry of Foreign Affairs, the Generalitat of Catalonia, and the Camões Institute of Portugal. Her current book project focuses on "archive fever," autobiographical writing, and digital culture. She previously taught at New York University and Autonomous University of Barcelona. In addition to her teaching and research, she is a member of the North American Academy of the Spanish Language. At Bard since 2013.


Phone: 845-758-6050