Trauma, memory, migration, monstrosity, and alterity: Sarah Harris’ research considers contemporary Spanish fiction, film, and graphic narrative from these theoretical perspectives.
A scholar of contemporary Spanish fiction, Harris joined the faculty of the Isabelle Kaplan Center for Languages and Cultures at Bennington College in 2009. Her research interests include fictional narratives, trauma and memory, sequential art, Peninsular film, collective memory and forgetting, migration, monstrosity, and gender and identity studies. Harris was a visiting researcher in Spanish literature at the Universidad de Oviedo and a recipient of the José Monleón postdoctoral fellowship for research and teaching. She has published academic articles and book chapters on the works of Juan Marsé, Miguel Gallardo, Pedro Almodóvar, Carlos Giménez, Francisco de Goya, Miguel Delibes, Carmen Martín Gaite, Miguel de Cervantes, Paco Roca, and Juan Goytisolo, among others. PhD in Hispanic Languages and Literatures, UCLA; MA in Spanish, UCLA; BA in Spanish and International Studies, Yale University.