International Relations Lecture Series

Dr. Akiko Tsuchiya, Professor of Spanish and of Women, Gender, and Sexuality Studies

13 April, 2021

Topic: Historical Heritage & Racist Art

About Akiko Tsuchiya, PhD

More about Akiko on her University page.

Dr. Tsuchiya is the author of a book on the nineteenth-century Spanish novelist Benito Pérez Galdós and has published extensively on nineteenth-and twentieth-century Iberian literatures and cultures. Her research and teaching interests include the realist novel, women’s and gender studies, nineteenth-century women’s transnational literary and cultural networks, race and colonialism, slavery and antislavery, in the Hispanic world. Most recently, she has become engaged in public debates generated around monuments related to colonialism and slavery in the Iberian world. 

Tsuchiya’s recent books include, Marginal Subjects: Gender and Deviance in Fin-de-siècle Spain (University of Toronto P, 2011) and two co-edited volumes: Empire’s End: Transnational Connections in the Hispanic World (Vanderbilt UP, 2016) and Unsettling Colonialism: Gender and Race in the Nineteenth-Century Global Hispanic World (SUNY Press, 2019).