Professor López-Gay specializes in contemporary Spanish literature, with a strong
interest in photography and film, and comparative literature (Iberia, Brazil, France). Her
research is concerned with fiction and testimony, translation and cultural studies, the
relationship between word and image, theories of the archive, and contemporary life
narration. She is the author of numerous articles in journals such as Anales de literatura
española contemporánea, Hispania and Romance Notes; has given conference
presentations and guest lectures nationally and internationally; and has been awarded
research fellowships and grants from the French and Spanish Ministries of Education,
the Generalitat of Catalonia, the Camões Institute of Portugal, and the Andrew W.
Mellon Foundation. Her current book project focuses on archive fever and
autobiographical writing through traditional and digital media. Before joining the Bard
faculty in 2013, she had taught at New York University and the Autonomous University
of Barcelona. Prof. López-Gay is part of the international research group on autofiction
based at the University of Alcalá de Henares in Madrid, Spain. In addition to her
teaching and research, she is a member of the North American Academy of the Spanish
Language. Currently, she is the director of Latin American and Iberian Studies at Bard.
Ph.D., Spanish and Portuguese Languages and Literatures, New York University; joint
Ph.D., Comparative Literature and Translation Studies (French and Spanish), University
of Paris 7 and Autonomous University of Barcelona.