Debra J. Ochoa specializes in contemporary Spanish cultural production. She coedited Gender in Spanish Urban Spaces: Literary and Visual Narratives of the New Millennium with Maria C. DiFrancesco (Ithaca College), and has published in several journals including Journal of Spanish Cultural Studies, Confluencia, Ámbitos feministas, Letras femininas, and Letras hispanas. She is currently working on a new book project “Transatlantic Perspectives: Spanish Cultural Production in New York,” which examines post 9/11 literary and visual narratives created by Spaniards that take place in Manhattan.
Ph.D., The University of Texas at Austin
M.A., The State University of New York at Stony Brook
B.A., Boston University
Coursework at Universidad Autónoma de Madrid
DiFrancesco, Maria, and Debra J. Ochoa, eds. Gender in Spanish Urban Spaces: Literary and Visual Narratives of the New Millennium. New York: Palgrave Macmillan, 2017.
“Comedies of Crisis in Post-2008 European Cinema: La vida inesperada and Casse-tête chinois.” European Film and Television: Crisis Narratives and Narratives of Crisis. Ed. Ana Corbalán and Betty Kaklamanidou, Routledge, Forthcoming 2019.
“Female Subjects in Carmen Martín Gaite’s New York Texts.” Journal of Spanish Cultural Studies. 18.3 (2017): 1-20.
“Music and Migratory Subjects in Pedro Almodóvar’s Todo sobre mi madre, Hable con ella, and Volver.” Confluencia. 29.2 (2014): 129-141.
Spanish Women Writers
Gender and Violece in Spain
Spanish Language and Culture
Popular Spanish Culture
Spanish and Latin American Women Film Directors
First Year Experience: Inventing Mexico
Contemporary Spanish Urban Culture: Encounters and Transitions
Community service & Involvement
University Curriculum Council
Mexico, the Americas, and Spain
Organizer of the MAS Program Alvarez Seminar on Contemporary Spanish Culture: Encounters and Transitions (Spring 2017)