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Eva Woods Peiró Professor of Hispanic Studies

Eva Woods Peiró is a Professor of Hispanic Studies at Vassar College. She has authored and co-edited two books and numerous articles on cinema in Spain between the 1920s and the present. Her current projects focus on Spanish film magazines of the 1920s and 30s and contemporary Trans-Atlantic digital cinema with particular attention to issues of surveillance and migration. She has taught and mentored in the Media, Latin American and Latinx, Women’s and International Studies Programs. In addition to chairing and directing her department and multi-disciplinary programs and serving on several committees, her community-campus service has involved chairing the Engaged Pluralism’s working group, Bridging Local and Global Communities; organizing Undoing Racism workshops; teaching Building Inclusive Communities with Latinx Poughkeepsie; and incorporating Conversations Unbound in her Hispanic Studies courses since 2017. She is a member of Poughkeepsie ENJAN (End the New Jim Crow Action Network), a founding member of the Poughkeepsie-Oaxaca City Friendship Committee Initiative, and a member of the Complete Count Census Committee. She has served as an officer on the Arlington School District PTA and is currently a member of their Equity Team.

  • BA, MA, University Of Kansas; PhD, Stony Brook University
  • At Vassar since 2000



  • HISP 228. Modern Spain
  • HISP 252. Building Inclusive Communities in Latino-a-x Poughkeepsie
  • HISP 277. Study Abroad Follow-up
  • WMST 240. Gender in Popular Media


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