Associate 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 latest book, The Necropolitical Theatre: Race and Immigration on the Contemporary Spanish Stage (Northwestern University Press, 2020) explores how the intersections of race and immigration manifest in Spanish theatre from 1991-present.
His next book project, España Negra: The Consumption and Rejection of Blackness in Contemporary Spain, explores how portrayals of Blackness in Spanish media, popular culture, and literature from the early twentieth century to the present oscillate between desire, repugnance, and cooptation.
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, Associate Professor of Spanish, 2020-Present
Marquette University, Assistant Professor of Spanish, 2014-2020
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. The Necropolitical Theatre: Race and Immigration on the Contemporary Spanish Stage. (Northwestern University Press, Performance Works Series, May 2020)
- 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.
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.