Dr. Eugenia AfinoguénovaMarquette University

Lalumiere Hall, 490

MilwaukeeWI53201United States of America
(414) 288-6715
Curriculum Vitae

Chair and Professor of Spanish

Languages, Literatures and Cultures

Winner of The Lawrence G. Haggerty Faculty Award for Excellence in Research, 2023

College of Arts and Sciences Scholar of the Year, 2019

Bulletin of Association of Spanish and Portuguese Historical Studies, Editorial Board (2020-)

Anales Galdosianos, Editorial Board (2021-)

Born and raised in Moscow (Russia), Eugenia Afinoguénova received the equivalents of B.A. and M.A. in Spanish Language and Literature from Moscow State University (a.k.a. MGU), and a Ph.D. in Spanish Peninsular Literature and Cultural Studies from Georgetown University. She joined Marquette University Department of Languages, Literatures and Cultures in 1999. She has taught a variety of undergraduate and graduate courses in contemporary Spanish literature, culture, and film. She splits her leisure time (when available) between dancing, cooking, and digital scholarship.


PhD: Georgetown University

Equivalents of BA/MA: Moscow State University (MGU)

Courses Taught

  • SPAN 6300: Hispanic Cultural Studies

  • SPAN 4931/9931: Texts, Arts, and Knowledge on the Camino de Santiago (in Milwaukee and walking the Camino)

  • SPAN 4310: Hispanic Film and Society

  • SPAN 3710: Spanish for Health Care

  • SPAN 3500: Literary Analysis in Spanish

  • SPAN 3300: Peoples and Cultures of Spain (“flipped,” blended online/offline)


Museums; Mobilities, Tourism, and Leisure Studies; Film Studies; 19th-21st centuries Iberian Peninsula; Food Studies; Digital Scholarship


Selected Books:

The Prado: Spanish Culture and Leisure, 1819-1939. College Park, PA: Penn State University Press, 2018.

  • Winner of the 2019 Eleanor Tufts Award from the American Society for Hispanic Art Historical Studies
  • A 2018 Choice Outstanding Academic Title
  • Editor’s Pick, EuropeNow, February 2018, Reviewed by Louie Dean Valencia-García. 
  • Selected by the Association of University Presses of America for the 2018 Book, Jacket, & Journal Show in the category of “illustrated scholarly monograph.”

Vademecum del cine iberoamericano: Métodos y teorías. An inaugural issue of a new series Vademécum de Hispanófila. Afinoguénova, Eugenia, Samuel Amago and Kathryn Everly, Hispanófila177 (Spring): 2016.

Translated Books:

  • (Spanish) El Prado: la cultura y el ocio, 1819-1930. Trad. Pablo Veyrat. Madrid: Cátedra, 2019
  • (Russian) Прадо: музей, бульвар и карнавал, 1819-1920. Natalia Nosenko and Eugenia Afinoguénova. Moscow: А.Д.Варфоломеев, 2019

Selected Articles and Book Chapters:

  • “State of Crucifixion: Tourism, Holy Week, and the Sacred Politics of the Cold War,” in Antonio Córdoba and Daniel García Donoso (eds.), Rite, Flesh, and Stone: The Matter of Death in Contemporary Spanish Culture, 1959-2020, Vanderbilt University Press. 
  • "Importing the Picturesque: Illustrated Travel Books on Spain, 1829-1915" in Brandon Ruud and Corey Piper (eds.), Americans in Spain: Painting and Travel. Yale University Press, 2020,  41-74. 
  • "Las pintoras ante la crítica de arte," Carlos Navarro (coord..), Invitadas, Fragmentos sobre mujeres, ideología y artes plásticas en España (1833-1931), Madrid: Museo del Prado, 2020, 71-99.
  • “De la carta a la papeleta: el ‘menú del día’ entre la dictadura y la democracia en España, 1964-1981,” Bulletin of Hispanic Studies, special issue on Food Cultural Studies and the Transhispanic World, ed. Lara Anderson and Rebecca Ingram, 2019.
  • “Looking at Picasso’s Guernica after the Catalan Revolution: The Transgressive “Left” and the End of History,” Journal of Spanish Cultural Studies1 (2019).
  • “Guernica après la révolution catalane” in Guernica, ed. Emilie Bouvard et Géraldine Mercier. Paris Gallimard/Musée Picasso, 2018.
  • “Invitados y clientes: el turismo desarrollista en el Museo del Prado,” Concreta 10 (2017).
  • "Tourism and ‘Quality of Life’ at the End of Franco’s Dictatorship,” in Ethics of Life; Contemporary Iberian Debates, ed. Katarzyna Beilin and William Viestenz. Nashville, TN: Vanderbilt University Press, 2016. 

Digital/Visual Projects:

  • The Prado Museum in Augmented Reality: The Hall of Queen Isabel (Sala de la Reina Isabel) in 1875-1877: a joint interdisciplinary project with MarVL.
  • The Spanish Travelers Project: covered in: (1) “Marquette Spanish professor receives Way Klingler Fellowship in the humanities,” Urban Milwaukee (2) Sarah Painter Koziol, “Traveling Spain, yesterday and today,” Discover Research 2014 (Spring): 27, and (3) Research at Marquette.  
  • Haggerty Museum of Art (with Dr. Pamela Hill Nettleton, Diederich College of Communication): “Clear Picture: Looking at Communities from an Art Museum,” exhibition and a teaching module held at the Haggerty Museum (September 2014-May 2015). Covered in: Hannah Byron, “Haggerty’s Clear Picture exhibit connects across colleges,” Marquette Wire, December 3, 2014. 
  • Liaison with Arab and Muslim Women’s Research and Resources Institute (AMWRRI) and Milwaukee Public Museum for the exhibit “Beyond the Veil: Dress, Identity, and Tradition through the Eyes of the Muslim Women of Greater Milwaukee” (May-September 2014, directed by Dr. Enaya Othman, covered in Milwaukee Magazine, May 2014.

Recent Press & Television Appearances:

  • Cited in the review of the exhibition "Uninvited Guests. Episodes on Women, Ideology and the Visual Arts in Spain (1833-1931)" on display at the Prado: El País, November 20, 2020, 
  • Interviewed for El Confidencial: Héctor G. Barnés, “Lo come el rico, lo come el pobre. El éxito eterno del menú del día revela quiénes somos de verdad los españoles,” February 10, 2020. 
  • Interviewed on Spanish National Television (RTVE Canal 2) for “La aventura del saber”: November, 2019. 

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