Stephanie M. Pridgeon

Visiting Assistant Professor of Spanish



Roger Williams Hall, Room 309




Stephanie Pridgeon holds a Ph.D. in Spanish from Emory University (2015), an M.A. in Spanish from University of Virginia, and a B.A. in Spanish and Latin American and Caribbean Studies from College of Charleston.


At Bates, she teaches in the Spanish department and in the Latin American Studies program. In addition to teaching beginning and intermediate language and culture courses she has designed and taught courses on women authors of Latin America from colonial times through present day, Jewish Latin American Cinema, protest and resistance music and poetry, revolution and civil war, and testimonial literature and film. Moreover, she is passionate about study abroad and has extensive teaching experience in both Spain and Latin America.


Specializing in 20th– and 21st-century Latin American film and literature, her research focuses on the intersections of ethnicity, gender, religion, and politics as depicted in recent cultural productions. She is currently at work on a book manuscript on representations of Jews in political movements in recent Latin American film. This research project incorporates global discussions on Zionism and 20th-21st-century geopolitics as they relate to Latin American revolutionary and decolonization movements as well as more personal narratives of belonging, identity, and citizenship. She has articles relating to these topics published or forthcoming in Journal of Latin American Cultural StudiesRevista de Estudios HispánicosHispanic Studies Reviewalter/nativas: Latin American Cultural Studies Journal, and Latin American Perspectives.