Kathleen M. Vernon


Kathleen Vernon's areas of research focus primarily these days on cinema and popular culture, especially popular song, in Spain and Latin America in the 20th century. She is currently involved in two collective international research projects. The first is an oral history of cinema-going in Spain in the two decades following the Spanish Civil War, the results of which, The Mediation of Everyday Life: An Oral History of Cinema-Going in 1940s and 1950s Spain will be published in 2007 by Berghan Books. The second is a spin off from the first and deals with film, fashion and photography in film and popular magazines in 1940s and 1950s Spain. She is also completing a monograph on the role of popular cinema, song and media in Spain from the 1930s to the present, titled The Rhythms of History: Cinema, Music and Cultural Memory in Contemporary Spain. She is also co-editor of the journal, Studies in Hispanic Cinemas, published by Intellect Books.


 1982 Ph.D. the University of Chicago.

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Marvels & Monsters: A Symposium on Asian Images in Comics and Graphic Narratives

23 April 2014

 Q/F/T Inaugural Lecture, Heather Love " Queer Method and the Postwar History of Sexuality Studies"

23 April 2014 


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Brooke Belisle, a 2013 New Faculty Fellow of the American Council of Learned Societies will join the department next year. "Click here for more information"

New MA/PhD in Women's and Gender Studies

The Department is pleased to announce that the new MA/PhD program in Women's and Gender Studies has received official certification.  "Click here for more information"


Raiford Guins new book "Game After" will be published in February 2014 with MIT Press.

Victoria Hesford's new book "Feeling Women's Liberation" was published with Duke University Press in June.


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February 2014

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