Associate Professor; Interim Chair
2628 Wescoe Hall
Phone: (785) 864-3851
20th and 21st century Spanish film, novel, and popular culture; queer culture in contemporary Spain
Jorge Pérez, Associate Professor, received his B.A. (Licenciaturas en Filología Hispánica e Inglesa) from the Universidad de Salamanca in Spain, and his Ph.D. degree in Hispanic Languages and Literatures from the University of California, Santa Barbara.
His research interests include 20th and 21st century Spanish film, novel, and popular culture. He is the author of Cultural Roundabouts: Spanish Film and Novel on the Road (Bucknell University Press, 2011). He has published articles in ALEC, Anuario de Estudos Literarios Galegos, Arizona Journal of Hispanic Cultural Studies, España Contemporánea, Journal of Spanish Cultural Studies, Revista Canadiense de Estudios Hispánicos, Revista de Estudios Hispánicos, and Siglo XXI. He has also co-edited a Special Issue of the Journal of Spanish Cultural Studies (10.2, 2009) on the topic of Spanish popular music. He is currently working on a book-length project that explores representations of the Catholic Church in Spanish films during Francoism. He has received the W.T. Kemper Fellowship for Teaching Excellence in 2011. He was previously awarded the Cramer Professorship from 2006 to 2008 for excellence in research and teaching and was recognized in 2009 for excellence in graduate teaching by the Center for Teaching Excellence at KU. Dissertators working with Prof. Pérez have recently or are currently working on topics such as the representation of violence in contemporary Spanish film and novel, the re-writing of fairy tales in 21st-century Spanish culture, and Spanish lesbian fiction.
Last updated on August 23, 2013.