Gema Pilar Perez Sanchez

Assoc. Professor

Phone:
(305) 284-4858 x7313
Locator Code:
2074

 
About

About

Gema Pérez-Sánchez is Associate Professor of Spanish at the Modern Languages and Literatures Department of the University of Miami (UM). She holds a Ph.D. in Romance Studies from Cornell University (1998) and an M.A. in English Literature from Bucknell University (1992). She researches contemporary Spanish narrative and film; cultural studies; migration studies; transnational LGBTQ activism; and queer theory. She is the author of Queer Transitions in Contemporary Spanish Culture: From Franco to la movida (SUNY Press 2007) and guest co-editor of S&F Online’s 2017 special issue on “Thinking Queer Activism Transnationally.” Her next book, “Transnational Queer Affects and Activism: Literary and Visual Public Interventions in Spanish Culture (1970s-2000s),” studies the intersection of epistolary, literary, visual, and activist discourses and transnational lesbian, gay, bisexual, trans* and queer mobilizations in contemporary Spain at two key historical moments: (1) the early 1970s, during the waning years of Francisco Franco’s dictatorship, when the gay liberation movement operated underground through multinational networks of solidarity; and (2) the early 2000s, during the political debates around the passing of the laws legalizing same-sex marriage (2005) and allowing trans* citizens to change their gender and name in the National Registry without proof of sex-reassignment surgery (2007).

Career

Education

1998Ph.D. Romance Studies Cornell University
1992 English Literature Bucknell University
1990B.A. Music Performance-Flute Real Conservatorio Superior de Música de Madrid

Honors & Acknowledgements

Fellowships

2021 University of Miami Arts and Humanities Fellowship. Project: “Transnational Queer Affects and Activism: Literary and Visual Public interventions in Spanish Culture in the 1970s and 2000s.”

2021-2022 (asked to defer to 2022-2023) Fellow, Center for the Humanities, College of Arts and Sciences, University of Miami.

2020-2021 Fellow, Faculty Learning Community on Learning Through Dialogue and Discussion, Harkness Method Cohort, Quality Enhancement Plan, University of Miami. 

2017-2018 Provost Research Award Summer Salary and Research Cost, University Research Council, University of Miami.

2018 Phil Zwickler Memorial Research Grant. Cornell University Library’s Human Sexuality Collection and the Phil Zwickler Charitable and Memorial Foundation. Amount: $1,350.

2017-2018 Provost Research Award Summer Salary and Research Cost, University Research Council, University of Miami. ($17,000)

Spring 2013 Career Enhancement Initiative Award, Office of the Dean, College of Arts and Sciences, University of Miami.

2011 Provost Research Award Summer Salary, University Research Council, University of Miami. Amount: $10,500.

2010 Provost Research Award, University Research Council, University of Miami. Amount: $4,120.

Research profile done by the Office of The Vice-Provost for Research and Scholarship
Research

LIST OF SPECIALTIES: Arabic and Mediterranean Studies | Comparative Race and Ethnicity Studies (including Latinx Studies) | Cultural Studies | Immigration/Globalization/Transnationalism/Diasporas | Latin American Studies | Literary/Critical Theory | Media, Film and Visual Studies | Peninsular Studies | Postcolonial and Decolonial Studies | Social Movements and Networks | Women, Gender, Sexuality and Queer and Trans Studies | 20th-21st Studies

Publications

Gema Pilar Perez Sanchez Queer Transitions in Contemporary Spanish Culture: From Franco to la Movida. (SUNY Press for the SUNY series in Latin American and Iberian Thought and Culture. 2007).


Gema Pilar Perez Sanchez with Brenna Munro The Scholar & Feminist Online Introduction: Thinking Queer Activism Transnationally.14.2 (2017).


Gema Pilar Perez Sanchez Barbarismos queer y otras esdrújulas. Pinkwashing (Edicions Bellaterra. 2017).


Gema Pilar Perez Sanchez Journal of Language and Sexuality. David Trullo’s Queer Revisionist Photography: Negotiating Spain’s Homonationalism and the Marketing of LGTBQI Human Rights as Commodities in Latin America.197-2215.2 (2016).


Gema Pilar Perez Sanchez African Immigrants in Contemporary Spanish Texts: Crossing the Strait. What Happens on the Other Side of the Strai(gh)t? Clandestine Migrations and Queer Racialized Desire in Juan Bonilla’s Neopicaresque Novel Los príncipes nubios.53-76 (Ashgate P. 2015).


The Cambridge History of Gay and Lesbian Literature. Gay and Lesbian Literature from Spain in the Long Twentieth Century (1898-2007).438-458 (Cambridge UP. 2014).