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Ana M. Gómez-Bravo

Professor, Spanish

Contact Information

(206) 685-1426
PDL C-212
Office Hours: 
By appointment


Ph.D. University of California, Berkeley

My main research areas are theories of race, textual studies, food studies, and gender and sexuality studies. Currently, I am working on a book-length project that examines the racialization of minorities and the biologization of social difference alongside notions of limpieza or blood purity in late-medieval Iberia.

I have received grants, fellowships, and prizes from the following sources: National Endowment for the Humanities, American Philosophical Society, La Corónica J. K. Walsh Award, Simpson Center for the Humanities, Program for Cultural Cooperation between Spain and US Universities, Purdue University, and UC Berkeley. My work has appeared in Rhetorica, Hispanic Review, Romance Philology, Bulletin of Hispanic Studies, Hispania, Journal of Spanish Cultural Studies, and Calíope, among others.

Select recent articles:

“La formation du concept de race à la fin du Moyen Âge: vers une racialisation de la différence religieuse dans les textes ibériques.”  Revue d’histoire moderne et contemporaine 68, 2021.  In Press. 

“The Origins of Raza: Racializing Difference in Early Spanish.” Interfaces: A Journal of Medieval European Literatures 7, 2020, p. 64-114.

Books Published:

Food, Texts and Cultures in Latin America and Spain.  Vanderbilt University Press, 2020. Co-edited with Rafael Climent-Espino. 

Comida y cultura en el mundo hispánico [Food and Culture in the Hispanic World]. Equinox, 2017.

Vir bonus dicendi peritus: Essays in Honor of Charles Faulhaber. Hispanic Society of America, 2014. Coedited with Antonio Cortijo Ocaña and María Morrás Ruiz-Falcó.

Textual Agency: Writing Culture and Social Networks in Fifteenth-Century Spain. University of Toronto Press, 2013.

Repertorio métrico de la poesía cancioneril castellana del siglo XV. Universidad de Alcalá de Henares, 1998. [Add. Listado de palabras en posición de rima. Annex to Repertorio métrico de la poesía cancioneril castellana del siglo XV, 2021, p. 742-999]. Digital version: Repertorio métrico digital de la poesía cancioneril del siglo XV: Also in Repertorio Digital de la Métrica Medieval Castellana:

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Selected Research

Courses Taught

Spring 2021

Winter 2019

Additional Courses

Graduate Courses

            Jewish, Muslim and Christian Iberia

            Hispanic Food and Culture Studies


Undergraduate Courses

            Food and Literature in Cultural Context

           Sephardic Culture

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