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 and the Afro-Romance Institute 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 nation-building, race, class, and gender. Her most recent academic essays have appeared at Hispanic Research Journal, Routledge, and Revista de Estudios Hispánicos. Her book Geographies of Urban Female Labor and Nationhood in Spanish Culture (1880-1975), forthcoming at the University of Nebraska Press, offers a new insight into gender representation in Spanish culture by studying a relatively unexplored model of femininity—the working woman. Currently, she is working at another book-length project tentatively entitled Imperial Desires and The Economics of Race: Embodying Blackness in Contemporary Spain.