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Juli Kroll


Modern and Classical Languages
Diversity Leadership
Music, Film & Creative Enterprise

Hello! My name is Dr. Juli Kroll, and I am the Chair of the Department of Modern and Classical Languages. I also serve as Director of the Film Studies interdisciplinary program, which offers a major and minor in Film Studies, and I am the Director of Graduate Studies in Spanish. As a Professor of Spanish and a film scholar, I teach courses in Spanish language, Latin American literature, Hispanic Cinema Studies, Introduction to Film, and World Cinema. My research focuses on Latin American literature and film with emphasis on issues of gender and sexuality, indigenous identity and representation, and corporeality and cinema. With a scholarly emphasis on literary and cinematic production of Mexico, I have led student groups to both Cuernavaca and Mérida.

Body, Gender, and Sexuality in Latin American Cinema: Insurgent Skin. London and New York: Palgrave Macmillan, 2022.

“Contesting Waters: Queer Signifying in La ciénaga and La niña santa by Lucrecia Martel.” Revista de Estudios de Género y Sexualidades 47.1 (2021): 51-71.

“Hibernating in Havana: Paradoxical Memory in Todos se van and Nunca fui primera dama by Wendy Guerra.” Hispanófila 190 (2020): 65-81.

“Queering the Mexican Coming-of-Age Film: Quemar las naves (2007) by Francisco Franco Alba.” Confluencia 34:1 (2018): 137-49.

“Máscaras mexicanas: La mirada matricial y poderes del espejo en Balún Canán de Rosario Castellanos” Cuadrivium 11 (2016): 35-41.