2022 Haggerty Award for Research Excellence Recipient

Dr. Eugenia Afinoguénova’s current research brings urgent political and environmental concerns into her work in tourism, visual culture and food studies. At present, she is coediting the collected volume “Gastrocracy,” exploring the intersections of food and governance in Spain. It includes entries illustrating the differentiated promotion of Kosher and Halal food for tourists and immigrants, the practices of food nativism, and other relevant topics.

Afinoguénova’s previous monograph, “The Prado: Spanish Culture and Leisure (1819-1939),” won the 2019 Eleanor Tufts Award from the American Society for Hispanic Art Historical Studies and was named a Choice Outstanding Academic Title. This work brought Afinoguénova to the Milwaukee Art Museum, where she participated in the development of the exhibition “Americans in Spain: Painting and Travel, 1819-1919” that also featured an app and a digital exhibit developed by Marquette students Tim Korolev and Shiyu.

“The Lawrence G. Haggerty Faculty Award for Excellence in Research does not only recognize my studies of Spain’s tourism and museum history, but also raises the profile of the collaboratie work at Marquette that brings the humanities together with computer science and opens to faculty the potential of a 3D Visualization Lab at the College of Engineering,” Afinoguénova said. “These collaborations allow me to transform my research into public-facing exhibits that people in Milwaukee and far beyond can enjoy.”

Afinoguénova is also co-editing “The Edinburgh Companion to the Spanish Civil War and Visual Culture.” Afinoguénova’s forthcoming talks and publications incorporate the idea of the Capitalocene, a distinct epoch during which both nature and culture become the raw material, the byproduct, and the residue of the capitalist production cycle, to better understand the environmental consequences of tourism, visual culture and the food systems in Spain.