Wednesday, November 15, 2017 at 10:00am to 10:50am
Esslinger Hall, Room 199
1525 University Street, Eugene, OR 97403
Professor Gómez-Bravo received her Ph.D. from the University of California at Berkeley. Her main research areas are food studies, textual studies, and theories of ethnic and gender difference. Professor Gómez-Bravo’s most recent book is Food and Culture in the HispanicWorld / Comida y cultura en el mundo hispánico (Equinox, 2017). She is also author of Textual Agency: Writing Culture and Social Networks in Fifteenth-Century Spain (University of Toronto Press, 2013), and Metrical Repertory in Fifteenth-century Courtly Poetry (in Spanish, University of Alcalá de Henares, 1998). Currently, Professor Gómez-Bravo is working on a book-length project on the relation between food and ethnic identity, and in particular the attention paid by the Inquisition to food practices of Jews and Muslims leading to the exercise of racial profiling. She is also studying the ways in which these inquisitorial methods were applied in later centuries to other groups such as Native Americans and ethnic minorities.