Nicholas Jones

Nicholas Jones

Position Title
Assistant Professor of Spanish

607 Sproul Hall
Office Hours
TBA
Education and Degree(s)
  • Ph.D., Spanish and Portuguese Literatures and Cultural Studies, New York University
  • B.A., Spanish (with Departmental Honors), Haverford College
Research Interests & Expertise
  • Editor-in-Chief, Caribbeana: The Journal of the Early Caribbean Society
  • Series Editor, Routledge Critical Junctures in Global Early Modernities https://www.routledge.com/Routledge-Critical-Junctures-in-Global-Early-Modernities/book-series/RCJG
  • African Diaspora Studies; Afro-Cuban Studies; Black European Studies
  • Archives; the Inquisition (Portugal and Spain)
  • Early modern Spanish literature and cultural studies (15th-17th centuries; all genres); Cervantes; Quevedo;
  • Material culture and visual studies; Black Feminist and Black Queer Studies; Critical Race Studies; Performance Studies.
Publications
  • Staging Habla de Negros: Radical Performances of the African Diaspora in Early Modern Spain (Penn State Univ. Press, May 2019). **Winner of the 30th MLA Katherine Singer Kovacs Prize (2019) and the Outstanding First Book Prize (ASWAD) (2020).
  • Pornographic Sensibilities: Imagining Sex and the Visceral in Premodern and Early Modern Spanish Cultural Production (Routledge, January 2021; co-edited w/Chad Leahy).
  • Early Modern Black Diaspora Studies: A Critical Anthology (Palgrave, December 2018; co-edited w/Cassander L. Smith and Miles P. Grier).
  • “Cervantes y la materia de las vidas negras” (w/Chad Leahy) https://ctxt.es/es/20200701/Firmas/32774/cervantes-estatua-black-lives-matter-nick-jones-chad-leahy.htm July 3, 2020.
  • “Casting a Literary Mammy in Diego Sánchez de Badajoz’s Farsa de la hechizera.” University of Toronto Quarterly 88.4. (Fall 2019): 323-345.
  • “Black Resistance and the Politics of Freedom in the Early Modern Atlantic.” Colonial Latin American Review 28.4 (2019): 577-584.
  • “Sor Juana’s Black Atlantic: Colonial Blackness and the Poetic Subversions of Habla de negros.” Hispanic Review 86.3 (Summer 2018): 256-285.
  • “The Legacy and Representation of Blacks in Spain.” African American Intellectual History Society (AAIHS), Special Issue: “Black Europe.” June 1, 2018 https://www.aaihs.org/top-10-of-2018-9-the-legacy-and-representation-of-blacks-in-spain/