Office of the Associate Dean for Research, Budget and Personnel

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Office of the Associate Dean for Research, Budget and Personnel

photo of Jennifer SmithDr. Jennifer Smith, Interim Associate Dean for Budget, Personnel and Research, assists the Dean of the College of Liberal Arts in the administration of personnel, fiscal, and budgetary matters. In addition, she facilitates and oversees research, scholarship, and creative work, and represents the College within the University and extramurally.

Dr. Smith’s main area of research is late-nineteenth- and early twentieth-century Iberian literature and culture, with a special focus on medical discourses on gender and sexuality and their dialog with literary works. Her research also explores questions of race and class. She has published four books: Women, Mysticism, and Hysteria in Fin-de-siècle Spain (Vanderbilt UP, 2021, author), Modern Spanish Women as Agents of Change (Bucknell UP, 2018, editor), Intersections of Race, Class, Gender, and Nation in Fin-de-Siècle Spain (Routledge, 2017, co-editor with Lisa Nalbone), and Emilia Pardo Bazán’s Insolación (Cervantes & Co., 2011, editor). She has also authored over twenty articles and book chapters, the majority focused on the Spanish feminist writer Emilia Pardo Bazán.

In the School of Languages in Linguists, Dr. Smith teaches courses on Spanish language, and Iberian, Latin American, and Latinx literature, cinema, and culture. She also directs the summer study abroad program in Alcalá de Henares, Spain.

Dr. Smith's Curriculum Vitae