Alison Posey is a visiting assistant professor at Pepperdine University in California, United States. Her research, which focuses on contemporary Peninsular creative production, examines testimonials of diasporic, immigrant, and Afrospanish female self-determination in Spain and Europe. Her monograph project, titled Translating Black Lives Matter: Contemporary Black Women’s Writing in Spain, recently received a research fellowship from the Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture in New York City. Her work has been published or is forthcoming in ALCESXXI, Deia, Mester, Poéticas, La Revista Canadiense de Estudios Hispánicos, Connections. A Journal for Foreign Language Educators, and with Valparaíso Ediciones Press; currently, she has three articles under review at several leading journals.
- PhD Spanish, University of Virginia, 2021
- “Comfortably Uncomfortable: Challenging anti-Asian bias in Spain and the United States through the Graphic Essay.” Connections. A Journal for Foreign Language Educators, vol. 10, 2022.
- “Hotel Heterotopia. The Locus of Crisis in El hombre solo and Esos cielos by Bernardo Atxaga”. Revista Canadiense de Estudios Hispánicos, vol. 46, no. 2, 2022.
- (Solicited) Review of Bridge-Zubia. Imágenes de la relación cultural entre el País Vasco y Estados Unidos, edited by Jon Kortazar. ALCESXXI, no. 5, 2023.
- (Solicited) Review of El mundo está en todas partes. La creación literaria de Bernardo Atxaga, edited by Iker González-Allende and José Ángel Ascunce Arrieta. ALCESXXI, no. 4, 2022. “
- The Disintegrating Concept of Homeland (patria) in Two Poems by Jon Juaristi.” Poéticas, 10, 2020, pp. 33-54.
- “Introduction” in Aviega, María del Pino. Personal Anthology, Valparaíso Ediciones, 2019, pp. 9-14.
- “Rhetorical Self-Fashioning in Aramburu: A Contemporary Take on Cervantine Techniques.” Mester, XLVIII, 2019, pp. 37-55.
- “La realidad en la ficción: El realismo en la literatura vasca”. Deia, 23 Jan. 2021, pp. HV 01.
- Aveiga, María del Pino. Personal Anthology. Translated by Alison Posey, Valparaíso Ediciones, 2019.
- Calderón, Mario. Reading our Surroundings. Translated by Alison Posey, Valparaíso Ediciones, 2019.
- “Remembering Racism: The Radical Recuperation of Memory in Desirée Bela-Lobedde’s Ser mujer negra en España.” Association for Contemporary Iberian Studies, Universitat de les Illes Balears, Palma, Spain, 7-9 September 2022.
- “Victim or Victimizer? Issues of Identity in the Basque Ethnonationalist Conflict.” Carolina Conference for Romance Studies, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, North Carolina, 26 March, 2022.
- (Invited Speaker) “(Re)imagining Race and Identity in the Graphic Essays of Quan Zhou Wu.” University of Oxford, TORCH/Oxford Comics Network, Oxford, England, 7 February 2022.
- (Invited Speaker) “The Locus of Crisis in El hombre solo and Esos cielos by Bernardo Atxaga.” University of Nevada, Department of Basque Studies, Reno, Nevada, 14 April 2021.
- “Rhetorical Self-Fashioning in Aramburu: A Contemporary Take on Cervantine Techniques.” Graduate Students Lecture Series, University of Virginia, Charlottesville, VA, 16 January 2019.
- Race, identity, and ethnicity in Peninsular narrative (20th – 21st centuries)
- Narratives of minority and diasporic identity in Peninsular literature and film (20th – 21st centuries)
- Global social justice movements in contact (spef. Black Lives Matter in United States and Spain)
- Contemporary Peninsular film and visual culture (20th – 21st centuries)
- Minority cultures and languages of the Iberian Peninsula
- Basque studies