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SUSAN MARTIN-MÁRQUEZ

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Susan Martin-Márquez is Professor of Spanish and Cinema Studies at Rutgers. She teaches undergraduate and graduate courses on Spanish-language cinema, World Cinema, and film theory. Her first book, Feminist Discourse and Spanish Cinema: Sight Unseen (Oxford University Press, 1999) reconsiders feminist film theory by addressing questions of authorship and agency, female subjectivity, and national cinema. Her second book, Disorientations: Spanish Colonialism in Africa and the Performance of Identity (Yale University Press, 2008), shows how Spanish colonialist films and other cultural texts construct Spanish identities with and against the nation's presumed "African heritage." Professor Martin-Márquez's ongoing collaborative book, Cinema and the Mediation of Everyday Life: An Oral History of Cinema-Going in 1940s and 1950s Spain, explores oral history interviews that reveal how filmgoing enabled Spaniards to cope with material hardship and political repression during the Franco dictatorship. Her current book project is titled Radical Filmmakers at the Transatlantic Crossroads: New Cinemas and Networks of Exchange in the Long 1960s, and was supported by a National Endowment for the Humanities Fellowship in 2013-14.