Assistant Professor of Spanish
Languages, Literatures and Cultures
Dr. Jeffrey K. Coleman specializes in Contemporary Peninsular Spanish and Catalan theatre. He obtained his Ph.D. in Romance Languages & Literatures from the University of Chicago in 2014. He has published several articles on immigration, race, and national identity in the Spanish context.
His current research project is a book entitled Shockwaves: Immigration and its Racial Reverberations on the Contemporary Spanish Stage, which explores how the intersections of race and immigration manifest in Spanish theatre from 1991-present.
Ph.D., University of Chicago, 2014
MA, University of Chicago, 2009
BA, Dartmouth College, 2008
- SPAN 3001 Advanced Communication in Spanish
- SPAN 3300 Peoples and Cultures of Spain
- SPAN 3500 Introduction to Literary Analysis in Spanish
- SPAN 3515 Masterpieces of Spanish Literature
- SPAN 4560 Hispanic Theatre & Performance
- SPAN 6300 Immigration and Multiculturalism in Contemporary Spain
- SPAN 5560 Hispanic Theatre & Performance
- Race, Immigration & Citizenship
- Portrayals of Blackness in Spanish Popular Culture
Marquette University, Assistant Professor of Spanish, 2014-Present
University of Chicago, Teaching Assistant, 2009-2014
- American Comparative Literature Association
- Asociación Internacional de Literatura y Cine Españoles Siglo XXI
- Ghanaian Association of Hispanists
- Latin American Studies Association
- Modern Language Association
- North American Catalan Society
- Northeast Modern Language Association
- 20th & 21st Century Spanish and Catalan Theatre
- Black European Studies
Recent Publications (last 5 years):
- Coleman, Jeffrey K. “Death of the Emissary: Language, Metonymy and European Complicity in Juan Diego Botto’s ‘La Carta’.” Symposium vol. 72, no. 3, 2018.
- Coleman, Jeffrey K. “Autochthonous Anxieties, Immigration, and the Dangers of Demagoguery in Juan Diego Botto’s ‘Arquímedes’.” Estreno, vol. 44, no. 1, 2018, pp. 71-89.
- Coleman, Jeffrey K. “Privileging the Oriental in Paco Bezerra's El señor Ye ama los dragones.” Symposium, vol. 72, no. 1, 2018, pp. 3-12.
- Coleman, Jeffrey K., and Isaías Fanlo. “Els invisibles i els silenciats: Algunes reflexions epistolars sobre qüestions racials i queer en el teatre català.” Pausa, vol. 40, 2018. http://www.revistapausa.cat/els-invisibles-i-els-silenciats-algunes-reflexions-epistolars-sobre-questions-racials-i-queer-en-el-teatre-catala/
- Coleman, Jeffrey K. “‘Espérate un par de siglos’: La (in)visibilidad de los negros en el teatro español.” Anagnórisis, vol. 16, 2017, pp. 1-7.
- Coleman, Jeffrey K. “L’ADN com una tragèdia: El càncer de Catalunya a l’obra “Forasters” de Sergi Belbel.” Journal of Catalan Studies, vol. 17, 2014, pp. 77-89.
Honors and Awards
- June - December 2017
2017 Career Enhancement Fellowship for Junior Faculty, The Woodrow Wilson National Fellowship Foundation: $15,000
- July 2015 - June 2017
2015 - 2017 Summer Institute on Tenure and Professional Advancement (SITPA) Scholar, Duke University: $1,500
- March 2018 Faculty Development Award, Marquette University: $1,400
- March 2015 Faculty Development Award, Marquette University: $1,000
- December 2014 Summer Faculty Fellowship, Marquette University: $5,500
- “Shockwaves: Immigration and its Racial Reverberations on the Contemporary Spanish Stage”. June 6, 2018. University of California - Davis; Davis, CA.
- “Are You Being Served?: The Necropolitical Captivity of Latin American Women in Spain”. Latin American Studies Association Conference. May 27, 2018. Barcelona, Spain.
- “The Consumption and Rejection of Blackness in Contemporary Spain”. Afro/Black Europe Lecture Series. May 10, 2018. Dartmouth College; Hanover, NH.
- “Borders, Race, and Immigration”. Visualizing Migration: Intersections of Photography, Art & Social Science. April 14, 2018. Princeton University; Princeton, NJ.
- Reconquista 2.0: The Incompatibility of North African Migrants in Spanish Theatre”. American Comparative Literature Association Conference. March 31, 2018. University of California – Los Angeles; Los Angeles, CA.