Robert Irwin

robert irwin

Position Title
Professor of Spanish, Chair of Graduate Group in Cultural Studies

603 Sproul Hall
Bio

EDUCATION AND DEGREE(S)

  • Ph.D., New York University


CURRENT PROJECTS

  • Book project on the reception and impact of Mexican Golden Age Cinema in international markets, with Maricruz Castro Ricalde, Instituto Tecnológico de Estudios Superiores de Monterrey, Toluca 
  • Book project on sports and nationalism in Latin America, with Héctor Fernández L'Hoeste, George Tech University and Juan Poblete, UC Santa Cruz
  • Collaborative community based digital storytelling project, Powerful Stories on sexually heterodox agricultural workers of California's Central Valley
    • in collaboration with California Rural Legal Assistance
    • funding from Cal Humanities, California Stories Fellowship
    • funding from UC California Studies Consortium, Community and Teaching Grant
    • funding from UC-MEXUS, Small Grant


RESEARCH INTERESTS

  • Mexican and Latin American cultural studies
  • Border studies/Latino studies
  • Gender and sexuality studies
  • Mexican golden age cinema
  • Sports media studies
  • Digital storytelling, community-based scholarship


COURSE(S) TAUGHT

  • Spanish 170: Introduction to Latin American Culture
  • Spanish 171: Music from Latin America
  • Spanish 172: Mexican Cultural Studies
  • Spanish 173: Cinema and Latin American Culture
  • Spanish 175: Sports in Latin America
  • Spanish 177: California and Latin America
  • Spanish 230: Topics in Latin American Cultural Studies
  • Cultural Studies 200B: Histories of Cultural Studies
  • Cultural Studies 295: Special Topics in Cultural Studies


SELECTED PUBLICATIONS

SELECTED BOOKS

  

Mexican Masculinities
[http://www.upress.umn.edu/book-division/books/mexican-masculinities]

Bandits, Captives, Heroines and Saints
[http://www.upress.umn.edu/book-division/books/bandits-captives-heroines-and-saints]

Hispanisms and Homosexualities
[http://www.dukeupress.edu/Catalog/ViewProduct.php?productid=2323&viewby=...]

The Famous 41
[http://us.macmillan.com/thefamous41/RobertIrwin]

Diccionario de estudios culturales latinoamericanos
[http://www.sigloxxieditores.com.mx/index.php?main_page=product_info&cPat...]

Dictionary of Latin American Cultural Studies
[http://www.upf.com/book.asp?id=SZURM002]

Los cuarenta y uno
[http://www.literatura.unam.mx//index.php?option=com_content&task=view&id...]

El cine mexicano se impone
[http://www.literatura.unam.mx//index.php?option=com_content&task=view&id...]


SELECTED JOURNAL ARTICLES

 

SELECTED BOOK CHAPTERS

  • 2010: “Homoerotismo y nación latinoamericana: unos patrones del México decimonónico” in Ana Peluffo and Ignacio Sánchez Prado, Eds., Entre hombres: masculinidades del siglo XIX en América Latina. (Instituto Internacional de Literatura Iberoamericana)

  • 2009: “Memín Pinguín: Líos Gordos con los Gringos” in Héctor Fernández L’Hoeste and Juan Poblete, Eds., Redrawing the Nation: National Identity in Latin/o American Comics. (Palgrave Macmillan) [http://us.macmillan.com/redrawingthenation/H%C3%A9ctorFern%C3%A1ndezLHoeste]

  • 2009: “Helen Hunt Jackson’s Ramona: A Transnational Reading of the Old West” in Reginald Dyck, Cheli Reutter, Eds., Crisscrossing the Borders of Western Literary Studies. (Palgrave Macmillan) [http://www.palgraveconnect.com/pc/doifinder/10.1057/9780230619548]

  • 2007: “Memín Pinguín, Rumba and Racism: Afro Mexicans in Classic Comics and Film” in Hemisphere and Nation: American Literary and Cultural Geographies.  Caroline Levander, Robert Levine, Eds., Rutgers University Press. [http://rutgerspress.rutgers.edu/acatalog/hemispheric_american_studies.html]