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

College of Arts and Sciences Scholar of the Year, 2019

Revista Historia Social, Consejo Asesor (2017-2021)

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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