Julia Chang

Julia Chang

Assistant Professor of Hispanic Studies

julia.chang@cornell.edujulia.chang Office: KLR K365 Phone: 5-4766

Julia H. Chang is Assistant Professor of Spanish in the Department of Romance Studies. Her research fields include nineteenth-century Spanish literature and culture with a special focus on the realist novel, gender and sexuality studies, medical hygiene, and transpacific studies. She holds a PhD in Hispanic Language and Literatures from University of California, Berkeley. Before coming to Cornell, Dr. Chang was on the faculty at Brown University, where she taught courses on Spanish literature, gender studies, and feminism.

Her current book project, Blood and Chastity: Narratives of Purity in Spanish Realism, investigates the linkages between modern gender ideals and the persistence of blood-based hierarchies in the cultural landscape of the Bourbon Restoration.

Recent Courses

  • FGSS 2010: Introduction to Feminist, Gender, and Sexuality Studies
  • SPAN 2010: Perspectives on Spain in Spanish
  • SPAN 4030: Senior Seminar: Imperial Fictions
  • SPAN 2140: Survey of Modern Spanish Literature

Research Interests

  • Modern Peninsular Literature and Culture
  • Spanish Colonialism in the Philippines
  • Feminism, Gender, and Sexuality Studies
  • History of Medicine

Selected Publications

  • “Bella y varonil”: Looking Back at Mauricia in Benito Pérez Galdós’s Fortunata y Jacinta forthcoming in edited volume: “Freakish Encounters: Constructions of the Freak in Hispanic Cultures,” Hispanic Issues Online.
  • “Between Intimacy and Enmity: Spain and the Philippines Post-Suez,” Journal of Spanish Cultural Studies 17.4 (2016).
  • “Blood, Purity, and Pleasure in Leopoldo Alas’s La Regenta,” Hispanic Review 84.3 (2016): 299-321.
  • “Tiempo loco: Queer Temporality in Emilia Pardo Bazán’s La Tribuna,” Revista de Estudios Hispánicos 48.3 (2014): 549-569.
  • “‘Aquellos neófitos indios, chinos o anamitas:’ Asia and the Imperial Imaginary in Doña Luz,” Arizona Journal of Hispanic Cultural Studies, 18. Arizona Journal of Hispanic Cultural Studies 18.1 (2014): 235-246.