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Ana M. Gómez-Bravo

Professor, Spanish

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(206) 685-1426
PDL C-212
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By appointment


Ph.D. University of California, Berkeley

Professor Gómez-Bravo's main research areas are food studies, textual studies, and theories of ethnic and gender difference. Professor Gómez-Bravo’s most recent book is Food and Culture in the Hispanic World / Comida y cultura en el mundo hispánico (Equinox, 2017). 

Currently, Professor Gómez-Bravo is working on a book-length project on the relation between food and ethnic identity, and in particular the attention paid by the Inquisition to food practices of Jews and Muslims leading to the exercise of racial profiling. She is also studying the ways in which these inquisitorial methods were applied in later centuries to other groups such as Native Americans and ethnic minorities.

Professor Gómez-Bravo has received grants and fellowships from the following sources: National Endowment for the Humanities, American Philosophical Society, Program for Cultural Cooperation between Spain and US Universities, Purdue University, and UC Berkeley. Her work has appeared in Rhetorica, Hispanic Review, Romance Philology, Bulletin of Hispanic Studies, Hispania, Journal of Spanish Cultural Studies, and La Corónica, among others.

Recent Publications (Selected):

“Material Poetry and the Compiler’s Textual Self: Compilation and Textual Agency in Hernando del Castillo and Garcia de Resende.” Calíope: The Journal of the Society for Renaissance and Baroque Hispanic Poetry 23 (2018): 21-43.

“El judaísmo como enfermedad en el discurso médico y literario del siglo XV.” eHumanista: Journal of Iberian Studies 39 (2018): 12-24. 

Food and Culture in the Hispanic World (Comida y cultura en el mundo hispánico). Sheffield: Equinox, 2017.

“Slander and the Right to Be an Author in Fifteenth-Century Spain.” Journal of Spanish Cultural Studies 16 (2015): 239-253.

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

“Situation and Textual Mediation: Toward a Material Poetics of the Fifteen-Century Lyric.” La Corónica 41(2013): 35-60. Winner of the J. K. Walsh Award for best article in 2013 issue of La Corónica.

“Vida en fragmentos: el libro de Juan Álvarez Gato y la memoria autobiográfica.” Romance Quarterly 58 (2011): 231-248.

“Ser social y poética material en la obra de Antón de Montoro, mediano converso.” Hispanic Review 78 (2010): 145-167.


Selected Research

Courses Taught

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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