Jose Barragan Nieto


Assistant Professor

PhD, Spanish, University of Iowa
PhD, Classics, Universidad de Valladolid, Spain
BA, Classics, Universidad de Valladolid, Spain

Courses Taught

Introductory Spanish
Advanced Grammar and Conversation

Teaching Focus/Philosophy

I have three fundamental goals as a teacher of Spanish: expanding my students’ comprehension and knowledge of Hispanic language, literatures and cultures; fostering critical thinking and analytic skills, which are useful for cultural interpretation; and promoting intercultural understanding and awareness of the constructed nature of cultures and identities themselves.

Recent Presentations/Publications

“El viento que arrasa la meseta: neorruralismo y nostalgia en la narrativa reciente de España y Argentina.” Paper presented at the 50th NeMLA Anniversary Convention. Washington, DC. March 24, 2019.

“ISLA TORTUGA EN VENTA: Poesía y publicidad en la generación de 1968.” Published in Cosas que el dinero puede comprar. Ed. Luis Bagué Quilez. Madrid: Iberoamericana/Vervuert, 2018. 151-174.

“Del Ecce Homo a Calvin Klein: empatía y resistencia en Días de sida, de Javier Codesal.” Paper presented at the Mountain Interstate Foreign Language Conference. University of Tennessee, Knoxville. Oct. 5, 2018.

“Sida y poesía en la temprana España democrática: el caso de Aníbal Núñez.” Published in Revista de Estudios Hispánicos 51.3 (2017): 621-644 .

“Monstrous Births: Authority and Biology in Early Modern Spain.” (Co- authored with Luis Martín-Estudillo). Writing Monsters: Essays on Iberian and Latin American Cultures. Ed. Nicholas Spadaccini and Adriana Gordillo. Hispanic Issues Online 15 (2014): 12-25.

Additional Info

I am an Assistant Professor of Spanish and Coordinator of the Languages Program at Holy Family University. Before coming to HFU, I taught for several years at the Universities of Millersville, North Carolina at Wilmington, Iowa, and Valladolid (in my native country, Spain). My research focuses on the literary and cultural representations of marginalized groups, including ethnic and linguistic minorities, deterritorialized population, and people affected by socially stigmatized diseases. I am also a creative writer with two published books of poetry in Spanish.

Jose Barragan Nieto
Office: HFH 303
Phone: 267-341-3603