Jennifer Brady

Jennifer Brady
Professional Title
Department Head and Associate Professor of Spanish Studies

Ph.D. University of Colorado
M.A. University of Colorado

Jennifer Brady teaches courses in Spanish language and in cinema, culture, and literature from contemporary Spain. She also serves as the Managing Editor of Hispania, the scholarly journal of the American Association of Teachers of Spanish and Portuguese (AATSP) (check out the centenary issue of the journal at Her research is focused on repetition, neurosis, gender, and illness as related to identity and agency in contemporary filmic and literary works. Even though her main area of research is twentieth- and twenty-first-century literature and film from Spain, she has published on other topics as well, including studies on Early Modern, seventeenth-century, and nineteenth-century literary works from Spain.

Forthcoming Publications

  • “Bridging Sexualities: Polyamory, Art, and Temporary Space in Castillos de cartón.” Indiscreet Fantasies: Iberian Queer Cinema. Ed. Andrés Lema-Hincapié and Conxita Domènech.
  • “La fundación de Espacios de Igualdad por el Ayuntamiento de Madrid: ¿Hacia la igualdad de género?” Buscando respuestas: Estudios sobre violencia de género en España, edited by Sara Fernández. La Editorial Nueva Economía Social. Book Chapter.

Recent Publications 

  • “Life at the Limits: Language and Alternate Ways of Being in La mujer loca by Juan José Millás.” Disability in Spanish-speaking and U.S. Chicano Contexts Critical and Artistic Perspectives, edited by Karen Rauch and Dawn Slack, Cambridge Scholars. Book Chapter. 2019.
  • “La maternidad imposible: Hiperrealidad e histeria en el cine apocalíptico de Jaume Balagueró.” Arizona Journal of Hispanic Cultural Studies, vol. 22, 2018.
  • “Desiring Bodies: Disorienting Texts and Spaces in Two Contemporary Literary Works by Juan José Millás.” Shifting Subjectivities in Contemporary Fiction and Film from Spain, edited by Jennifer Brady and Meredith L. Jeffers, 2018, pp. 182-208. 
  • Shifting Subjectivities in Contemporary Fiction and Film from Spain, edited by Jennifer Brady and Meredith L. Jeffers, Cambridge Scholars, 2018.
  • “Writing Life in the Twenty First Century: The Body and the Self in Paul Auster’s Winter Journal and Juan José Millás’s El mundo.” Comparative Literature Studies, vol. 55, no. 1, 2018.
  • Four entries in Encyclopedia of Contemporary Spanish Film, edited by Salvador Murguia and Alex Pinar, Rowman, 2018. ISBN 978-1-44227-132-6.
  • “La formación teatral de Sancho Panza.” El Segundo Quijote (1615): Nuevas interpretaciones cuatro siglos después, edited by Conxita Domènech and Andrés Lema Hincapié, Vervuert/Iberoamericana, 2018.
  •  “Mirrored Narrations and Basque Nationalism: Literary Folds in José Javier Abasolo’s El aniversario de la independencia.” Rocky Mountain Review of Language and Literature, vol. 71, no. 2, 2018, pp. 118–34, 2017.

Awards & Honors

  • Chancellor’s Small Grant (2019, 2017, 2015, 2013)
  • College of Liberal Arts Teaching Grant (2019, 2018, 2016, 2014)
  • Grant-in-Aid of Research, Artistry and Scholarship (2015)
  • EVCAA Research and Scholarship Grant (2015)
  • College of Liberal Arts Research Award (2015)
  • Excellence in Leadership and Service, Rocky Mountain Modern Language Association (RMMLA) (2014)
  • College of Liberal Arts Travel Grant (2013)