Raquel Vega-Durán, Ph.D.

Associate Professor of Spanish

Modern Languages and Literatures
Areas of Expertise:
Film and Literature, Film Studies, Gender Studies, Immigration, Media Studies, Spanish History, Visual Culture, Women's Studies

(909) 607-9330
Roberts North 219
  • Education
  • Awards and Affiliations
  • Research and Publications
B.A., Universidad de Sevilla, Spain; Certificate of Graduate Studies in Film Studies, University of Michigan; Ph.D., University of Michigan
  • Digital Humanities Course Development Grant for the course Encounters in the Atlantic. The Mellon Foundation and Digital Humanities at the Claremont Colleges, 2015

  • Two Creativity and Innovation Course Planning Grants. Rick and Susan Sontag Center for Collaborative Creativity, The Claremont Colleges, 2015

  • Mellon Presidential Roundtable Grant to bring The Mexican Suitcase exhibit of Spanish Civil War photography to the Athenaeum, Claremont McKenna College, 2015

  • Faculty Summer Fellowship in the Humanities. Gould Center for Humanistic Studies, Claremont McKenna College, 2010

  • Research Grant from the Program for Cultural Cooperation Between Spain’s Ministry of Culture and United States Universities. Spanish Ministry of Culture, 2010

  • Jean Monnet Fellowship for research on issues of European integration. European Commission, the European Union Center, and the Horace H. Rackham School of Graduate Studies, University of Michigan, 2008

  • Emigrant Dreams, Immigrant Borders: Migrants, Transnational Encounters, and Identity in Spain. Lewisburg: Bucknell University Press, 2016.

  • “‘Otros’ entre ‘nosotros’: la conflictiva mirada del colonizador colonizado en Bwana,” special issue on “Cine y África,” Quaderns de cine 7 (December 12, 2011): 67-77.

  • “United Spains? North African Immigration and the Question of Spanish Identity in Poniente,” forthcoming in Afro-Hispanic Review 32:1, Spring 2014.

  • “Tales of Two Shores: The Re-Establishment of Dialogue Across the Strait of Gibraltar,” forthcoming in African Immigrants in Contemporary Spanish Texts: Crossing the Straits, edited by Victoria L. Ketz and Debra Faszer-McMahon (Burlington, VT: Ashgate, 2014).

  • “El mosaico textual de Amarga luz: un autodescubrimiento literario a través de la obra de Marga Gil Roësset,” forthcoming in the monographic issue of Letras Femeninas on “Women’s Gaze: Female Visual Narratives and Narrations of the Visual in the Luso-Hispanic World,” Summer 2014.

  • “Street, City, and Region as Global Contact Zones: Glocalized Self-Identities and Stereotypes in the Graphic Novel El Nord,” forthcoming in Towards a Multicultural Configuration of Spain: Local Cities, Global Spaces, edited by Ana Corbalán and Ellen Mayock (Newark, NJ: Fairleigh Dickinson University Press, 2014).