Associate 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
Biography:Professor López-Gay specializes in contemporary Spanish literature, with a strong interest in photography and film, 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 contemporary life narration. She is the author of numerous articles in journals such as Anales de literatura española contemporánea, Hispania, Letral, and Romance Notes; has given conference presentations and guest lectures nationally and internationally; and has been awarded research fellowships and grants from the French and Spanish Ministries of Education, the Generalitat of Catalonia, the Camões Institute of Portugal, and the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation. Her new book, True Fictions [Ficciones de verdad] (Iberoamericana/Vervuert, 2020), focuses on archive fever and autobiographical writing through traditional and digital media. Before joining the Bard faculty in 2013, she taught at New York University and the Autonomous University of Barcelona. Professor López-Gay is part of the international research group on autofiction based at the University of Alcalá de Henares in Madrid, Spain. In addition to her teaching and research, she is a member of the North American Academy of the Spanish Language. Currently, she is the coordinator of Latin American and Iberian Studies at Bard.
PhD, Spanish and Portuguese languages and literatures, New York University; joint PhD, comparative literature and translation studies (French and Spanish), University of Paris 7 and Autonomous University of Barcelona.