PhD from the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign
Mar Soria received her PhD from the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign and is currently affiliated with the Department of Women’s and Gender Studies at MU. Her areas of specialization include nineteenth- and twentieth-century Peninsular Spanish literature and cultural analysis with a focus on the theoretical intersections of nationalism, space, class, and gender. Her most recent academic articles have appeared or are forthcoming at Bulletin of Spanish Studies, Anales de la Literatura Española Contemporánea, and Revista de Estudios Hispánicos. She is presently working at a book-length project entitled Women at Work: Urban Geographies of Female Labor and Nationhood in Spanish Culture (1880-1975). Women at Work offers a new insight into gender representation in Spanish culture by studying an unexplored model of femininity—that of the working woman.In the book she argues that analyzing imagery of urban female workers in both written media and film deepens our understanding of how Spain created its national identity during a period that spans from the late nineteenth century to the first three quarters of the twentieth century.