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Stephanie M. Pridgeon

Assistant Professor of Hispanic Studies


Hispanic Studies

Roger Williams Hall, Room 309

Latin American Studies


Stephanie Pridgeon (Ph.D., Emory University) teaches in Hispanic Studies and Latin American Studies. In addition to teaching beginning and intermediate language and culture courses she has designed and taught courses on: gender and sexuality in Latin American literature, Jewish Latin American Cinema, protest and resistance music and poetry, revolution and civil war, and testimonial literature and film.

Specializing 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 book,  Revolutionary Visions: Jewish Life and Politics in Latin American Film, is forthcoming with University of Toronto Press. In a second book-length project, she explores Jewishness in relation to categories of Blackness and Indigeneity throughout the Americas.

Professor Pridgeon serves on the Board of the Maine Jewish Film Festival (MJFF).

Refereed Articles:

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

“‘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:

Portrayals of Jews in Contemporary Argentine Cinema: Rethinking Argentinidad. Mirna Vohnsen. Rev. Revista de Estudios Hispánicos (Forthcoming)

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