Tabea A. Linhard

Professor of Spanish and Comparative Literature; Director of Graduate Studies in Spanish, Department of Romance Languages and Literatures, Arts & Sciences

Tabea Linhard
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University of Chile


Tabea Alexa Linhard is a professor of Spanish and holds courtesy appointments in the programs in Comparative Literature and International and Area Studies. She received her Ph.D. in Romance Studies from Duke University in 2001.

Professor Linhard’s main research interests cover Spanish and Mexican literature and cultural studies, Mediterranean studies, Jewish diaspora, and migration, and Spatial Humanities. She is the author of Jewish Spain: A Mediterranean Memory (Stanford UP, 2014) and Fearless Women in the Mexican Revolution and the Spanish Civil War (U of Missouri P, 2005), and the co-editor of Mapping Migration, Identity, and Space(Palgrave 2018) and Revisiting Jewish Spain in the Modern Era (Routledge, 2013). Her current projects include Unexpected Routes: Exile, Migration, and Memory, a book-length study of the different forms of displacement that shaped cultural production emerging from the Spanish Civil War and World War II in relation to the paths to safety that spread across the Mediterranean and the Atlantic. This project looks at a number of European writers whose itineraries involved Spain, Mexico, and North Africa, and that up until this point has not been discussed in relation to one another. She received an ACLS Fellowship in order to complete this project

At Washington University in St. Louis she teaches courses on Spanish and Spanish American literature and film, the Holocaust, and migration. Her courses and seminars include Refugees: Displacement and Asylum in World Literature, “The Holocaust in the Sephardic World,” “Migration in the Global World: Stories,“ “Colonial Memories, Postcolonial Crossings, and Spanish Cultural Studies,” “All about Spanish Cinema,” “Mediterranean Cultural Studies,” and “Exile, Immigration and Memory in Spain.”