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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

Professor Gómez-Bravo's main research areas are theories of race, food studies, textual studies, and gender studies. Currently, Professor Gómez-Bravo is working on a book-length project that explores the ways in which religion, medicine, and food practices were enlisted to conceptualize race in late-medieval Iberia.

Professor Gómez-Bravo has 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. Her work has appeared in Rhetorica, Hispanic Review, Romance Philology, Bulletin of Hispanic Studies, Hispania, Journal of Spanish Cultural Studies, and Calíope, among others.

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.

Digital version: Repertorio métrico digital de la poesía cancioneril del siglo XV: Also in Repertorio Digital de la Métrica Medieval Castellana:

Select recent articles and book chapters:

“Food, Blood and a Jewish Raza in Fifteenth-Century Spain.” Food, Texts and Cultures in Latin America and Spain. Ed. Rafael Climent-Espino and Ana M. Gómez-Bravo. Vanderbilt University Press, 2020. 39-75. 

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

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

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Selected Research

Courses Taught

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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