Diana Aramburu

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Position Title
Assistant Professor of Spanish

604 Sproul Hall
Bio

EDUCATION AND DEGREE(S)

2016 PhD in Spanish Literature, University of Chicago, Chicago, IL

Research Interest(s):

  19th-21st-Century Iberian and Latin American Literatures and Cultures; Contemporary Spanish Crime Fiction; Gender and Sexuality Studies; Transatlantic Studies; Graphic Narratives; Illness Narratives; Cinema and Media Studies

Current Projects:

Between Bodies: Illness and Transformation in Women’s Graphic Narratives in Spain (book project)

Crime and Crisis in Transatlantic Literature and Visual Culture (co-editor of volume proposed) 

Committees and Services:

2018-2019 Graduate Studies Internal Fellowship Review Committee, UC Davis

Faculty Advisor, Davis Humanities Reading and Writing Group

Faculty Advisor, Diversity and Innovation, Department of Spanish and Portuguese

Graduate Committee, Department of Spanish and Portuguese

Library Committee, Department of Spanish and Portuguese

Graduate Placement, Department of Spanish and Portuguese

2017-2018 Graduate Studies Internal Fellowship Review Committee, UC Davis

Fulbright Interview Panel, UC Davis

Faculty Advisor, Diversity and Innovation Grant, UC Davis

Graduate Committee, Department of Spanish and Portuguese

Undergraduate Committee, Department of Spanish and Portuguese

Library Committee, Department of Spanish and Portuguese

Graduate Placement, Department of Spanish and Portuguese

2016-2017 Undergraduate Committee, Department of Spanish and Portuguese

Library Committee, Department of Spanish and Portuguese

Graduate Placement, Department of Spanish and Portuguese

Selected Publications:

“The Mother Narrative Transformed: Criminalizing the Immigrant Mother in Jordi Sierra i

Fabra’s “Barrios altos.” Studies in 20th & 21stCentury Literature. Coeditor of special issue on Immigration and Criminality in Contemporary Spain. (forthcoming Summer 2019)

“A Journey through Breast Cancer: Exploring the Body in Process in Isabel Franc and

Susanna Martín’s Graphic Breast Cancer Narrative.” Life Writing (October 2018).

“Revenge by Castration: Breaking the Narrative Thread of Rape in Maria-Antònia Oliver’s

Fiction.” Studies in 20th & 21st Century Literature 41.1 (Spring 2017): Article 17.

“Resisting Invisibility: Lesbianizing the Public Space in Isabel Franc’s Emma García

Stories.” Hispanic Review 85.1 (Winter 2017): 47-67.

“The Detective Turned Victim: The Victimization and the Visibility of the Female Body

in Maria-Antònia Oliver’s Lònia Guiu Series.” Ámbitos Feministas 6 (2016): 79-91.

“The Migrant Nation in La guagua aérea by Luis Rafael Sánchez.” Cuaderno

Internacional de Estudios Humanísticos y Literatura 18 (Fall 2012): 46-54.

“Las fiestas afrocubanas en las marquillas cigarreras del siglo XIX: el ‘Almanaque

profético para el año 1866’.” Afro-Hispanic Review 29.1 (Spring 2010): 11-34.

Books

Resisting Invisibility: Detecting the Female Body in Spanish Crime Fiction. Toronto: University

of Toronto Press (forthcoming 2019).

Honors and Awards (Selected):

2017 Premio Victoria Urbino por Monografía Crítica from the Association of Gender and Sexuality Studies (AEGS).

2017 DI Innovation Grant (Faculty Sponsor), UC Davis

2018 Davis Humanities Institute Faculty Research Seminar

Courses Taught:

Spring 2018

Spanish 265 Graduate Seminar: Women Writers of Spain

Humanities 2A “Too Big to Fail”: Crisis in the Iberian Peninsula

HUM 396: Training Practicum

Spanish 299: Graduate Student Independent Study (2 sections)

Spanish 199: Undergraduate Special Study


Winter 2018

Spanish 137: Twentieth-Century Spanish Fiction

Spanish 142 Special Topics: Women Writers of Spain

Spanish 299: Graduate Student Independent Study (2 sections)


Spring 2017

Spanish 224 Graduate Seminar: From Femme Fatale to Private Eye: The Female Character in

Spanish Crime Fiction

Spanish 299: Graduate Student Independent Study (2 sections)


Winter 2017

Spanish 100: Principles of Hispanic Literature and Criticism

Spanish 137: Twentieth-Century Spanish Fiction

Spanish 299: Graduate Student Independent Study (2 sections)