Senior Faculty Research Fellowship Awarded to Professors Gentic, LaRubia-Prado, and Yarza

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The Department of Spanish and Portuguese is thrilled to announce that Professors Tania Gentic, Francisco LaRubia-Prado and Alejandro Yarza have been awarded Senior Faculty Research Fellowships. The fellowship provides one semester of leave time for tenured faculty members on the Main Campus to conduct research or to work on a project in the creative arts. Please join us in congratulating Professors Tania Gentic, Francisco LaRubia-Prado and Alejandro Yarza on this achievement!

Tania Gentic is Associate Professor in the Department of Spanish and Portuguese and a core faculty member of the Comparative Literature Program. She holds a PhD in Hispanic Studies from the University of Pennsylvania and regularly teaches undergraduate courses on 19th-21st century Peninsular and Latin American literature, culture, and film. She also teaches comparative literature classes and graduate courses on critical theory, transatlantic literature and thought, and sound studies. She has published multiple articles and several books, including The Everyday Atlantic: Time, Knowledge, and Subjectivity in the Twentieth-Century Iberian and Latin American Newspaper Chronicle (SUNY 2013)Technology, Literature, and Digital Culture in Latin America: Mediatized Sensibilities in a Globalized Era (Routledge 2016), co-edited with Matthew Bush; and Imperialism and the Wider Atlantic: Essays on the Literature, Politics, and Aesthetics of Transatlantic Cultures (Palgrave MacMillan 2017), co-edited with Francisco LaRubia-Prado. Her current book project is on the culture and politics of sound in Barcelona.

Francisco LaRubia-Prado (PhD Cornell University) is a Professor in the Department of Spanish and Portuguese at Georgetown University in Washington, D.C. He has also taught at Princeton University and at John Hopkins University. He has published and edited books on Miguel de Unamuno, José Ortega y Gasset, the Enlightenment, the Romantic period, Miguel de Cervantes, and intellectual history. His most recent books are in the fields of transatlantic studies (The Wider Atlantic. Co-edited with Tania Gentic, 2017) and animal studies and comparative literature (The Horse in Literature and Film, 2017). He has published many essays on literary and cultural issues ranging from the Middle Ages to today. His current project is a book on the cultural impact of spectacles, from reality shows to carnivals.

Alejandro Yarza is Associate Professor in the Department of Spanish and Portuguese and Core Faculty of the Film and Media Studies program. He teaches Spanish film, contemporary Spanish literature, cultural history and critical theory. A native of Spain, he received his doctorate from the University of California at Irvine. Primarily, his research deals with the relationship between culture and politics in Francoist and post-Francoist Spain.