Stephanie M. Pridgeon

Associate Professor of Hispanic Studies


Hispanic Studies

Roger Williams Hall, Room 309

Latin American and Latinx Studies


Stephanie Pridgeon (Ph.D., Emory University) specializes in 20th– and 21st-century Latin American film and literature; her research focuses on the intersections of race, ethnicity, gender, religion, and politics as depicted in recent cultural productions. Her first book,  Revolutionary Visions: Jewish Life and Politics in Latin American Film, was published by University of Toronto Press. Click here to listen to an interview with the New Books Network about Revolutionary Visions. In 2022, Revolutionary Visions was awarded Honorable Mention for the Latin American Studies Association (LASA) Visual Culture Studies section book prize. Revolutionary Visions has been reviewed by: Talia Dajes, Hispanic Research Journal, Ariana Huberman, Revista de Estudios Hispánicos, and Claire Solomon, Latin American Literary Review

Pridgeon’s second book, Absorption Narratives: Jewishness, Blackness, and Indigeneity in the Cultural Imaginary of the Americas, is forthcoming from University of Toronto Press. She is currently working on a third book analyzing the role of visual imagery of the Mexican Revolution (photography and muralism) in 20th- and 21st-century Latin American literature.

Refereed Articles and Book Chapters:

“Writing Settler Relations: Jewish Literary Engagement With Indigenous Themes in Argentina and Canada.” (Co-authored with David Koffman). Promised Lands North and South: Jewish Argentina and Jewish Canada Compared. Eds. David S. Koffman and David M.K. Sheinin. Brill, 2024. pp. 177-192.

“Encuentros desafectados en Los perros de Marcela Said. Encuentros fortuitos: agencialidad en conflicto y poder en movimiento en el cine hispano Eds. Inela Selimović and Jorge González del Pozo. Iberoamericana, 2023. pp. 189-210.

“Jewish Guatemalan Fiction in a Global Context.” Teaching Central American Literature in a Global Context. Eds. Gloria Chacón and Mónica Albizúrez. MLA Options for Teaching. 2022

Queering Ethnic Rites of Passage: Transparent and One Day at a Time.” MELUS: Multiethnic Literatures of the United States. 2022

Mujeres errantes: Cuerpo, género y política en el cine judío latinoamericano.” Latin American Jewish Studies 1.1 (2022): 35-48.

The Montoneros and the Jewish Question in Argentine Fiction.” Armed Jews in the Americas. Eds. Raanan Rein and David Sheinin. Brill. 2021. pp. 222-46.

Redirected Utopias: The Politics of Self-Reflexive Documentary in Albertina Carri’s Los rubios and Ufuk Emiroglu’s Mon père, la révolution et moi.” Studies in Documentary Film  16.1 (2022): 68-82.

Casas tomadas: Leopoldo Brizuela’s Una misma noche.” Journal of Latin American Cultural Studies 29.2 (2020): 291-309.

“‘The Kindness of Strangers’: Kinship and Intertextuality in Todo sobre mi madre and Una suerte pequeña.” (Co-authored with Katherine Ostrom, Emory University) Bulletin of Contemporary Hispanic Studies 2.1 (2020): 69-84.

Metamorphoses of 1968: The Israeli-Palestinian Question in Tomás Abraham’s La dificultad.Latin American Perspectives 46.3 (May 2019)

Silences Between Jewishness and Indigeneity in Eduardo Halfon’s Mañana nunca lo hablamos.Revista Canadiense de Estudios Hispánicos 42.1 (2017): 99-121.

La biblioteca de la militancia revolucionaria: Archivo y retaguardia en El espíritu de mis padres sigue subiendo en la lluvia de Patricio Pron.Hispanic Studies Review 2.2 (2017): 208-233.

“‘Yo creo que terminé todas mis guerras’: Friendship and Politics between Jews and Non-Jews in Jeanine Meerapfel’s El amigo alemán.Revista de Estudios Hispánicos 51.1 (2017): 101-125. DOI: 10.1353/rvs.2017.0005

Exposing Mechanisms of Truth and Memory: Regimes of Truth in 21st-century Latin American Documentary: Autobiography, Testimonial Language, and the Politics of Production.” alter/nativas: latin american cultural studies journal 6 (Spring 2016).

The Revolution’s Neverending Stories: Liliana Heker’s El fin de la historia.” Journal of Latin American Cultural Studies 25.1 (2016): 83-103 DOI: 10.1080/13569325.2015.1091298

Book Reviews, Review Essays, Encyclopedia Entries:

The Poetry-Film Nexus in Latin America: Exploring Intermediality on Screen and Page. Eds. Ben Bollig and David M.J. Wood. Hispanic Research Journal (Forthcoming)

Jewish-Latino LiteratureOxford Bibliographies in Latino Studies. 2023

Caribbean Jewish Crossings: Literary History and Creative Practice. Eds. Sarah Phillips Casteel and Heidi Kaufman. Latin American Jewish Studies 1.2 (Fall 2022)

Portrayals of Jews in Contemporary Argentine Cinema: Rethinking Argentinidad. Mirna Vohnsen. Rev. Revista de Estudios Hispánicos 54.3, 881-82.

Diálogo de voces: Nuevas lecturas de la obra de María Rosa Lojo. Ed. Marcela Crespo Buiturón. Rev. Revista de Estudios Hispánicos 54.2, 616-18

Contested Identities in Costa Rica: Constructions of the Tico in Literature and Film. Liz Harvey-Kattou. Rev. Bulletin of Spanish Studies, Vol. 97

Screening Subjects: Gender and (Trans)Nationalism in Latin American Film and Literature. Chasqui 48.2 (2019), R15-R24. (Review Essay)

Here We Are to Build a Nation: Recent Jewish Latin American Documentaries.”  Latin American Research Review 53.3 (2018): 627-631. (Review essay)

Escribir el espacio ausente: Exilio y cultura nacional en Díaz, Wajsman y Bolaño. Antonio Gómez. Rev. Revista de Estudios Hispánicos. 51.1 (2017) 199-201. DOI: 10.1353/rvs.2017.0014

Latin American Solidarity with Israeli-Palestinian Conflict.Encyclopedia of Latin American Religions. Ed. Henri Gooren, Springer (2017)
DOI: 10.1007/978-3-319-08956-0_269-1