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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 taught and mentored in the Media Studies, Latin American and Latinx Studies, Women’s Studies and International Studies Programs. She is the author of White Gypsies: Race and Stardom in Spanish Musicals (Minnesota UP, 2012) and is the co-editor of the collected volume of essays Seeing Spain: Vision and Modernity, 1868-1936 (Berg, 2005). Her articles on Spanish cinema have appeared in the Transmodernity, Screen, Journal of Spanish Cultural Studies, Arizona Journal of Hispanic Cultural Studies, Studies in Spanish and Latin American Cinemas, Letras Peninsulares and in the collections Kiosk Literature, Spanish Erotic Cinema, Performance and Spanish Film, The Blackwell Companion to Spanish Cinema, Burning Darkness: A Half Century of Spanish Cinema, Gender and Spanish Cinema, and Spanish Popular Cinema. 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.

This year Woods Peiró is chairing the Engaged Pluralism working group, Community involvement: Bridging Local and Global Communities.

  • 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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