Erin Hogan, PhD
Visiting Asst. Professor, Spanish
Erin Hogan, PhD is a native San Diegan and joins the Department of Languages and Literatures in 2011. At the University of San Diego, she teaches Spanish language, literature, and civilization courses. Her research examines the politicization of children in the contemporary cultural production, primarily cinematic, of Spain.
Ph.D. and M.A., University of California, Los Angeles—Hispanic Languages and Literatures
B.A., Dartmouth College—Spanish language, culture, and society
Scholarly and Creative Work
Hogan studies the biopolitics of children in twentieth and twenty-first century Spain. Her dissertation, “La patria es la infancia: The Vocalization and Ventriloquism of Spanish Civil War and Postwar Children in the Cine con niño and Nuevo cine con niño (1973-2010),” examines the vocality of children in films from and depicting Francisco Franco’s dictatorship. Hogan explores the ventriloquial dynamic inherent in the imposition of state discourse and the child’s resistance to the same. Furthermore, her research posits a new genre of Spanish film, the “nuevo cine con niño,” opposed to the Francoist cine con niño and comprised of retrospective child-starred post-dictatorship cinema. For this project, Hogan received grants including that of the Program for Cultural Cooperation between Spain’s Ministry of Culture and United States universities. She has presented her work at a number of conferences, including the Modern Language Association meetings and the Child in World Cinema conference.
Hogan’s teaching interests include courses on Spanish language, literature, film, and civilization. At UCLA, she gained experience teaching language, leading Spanish civilization and Hispanic literature discussion sections, and a film seminar on the subject of her dissertation. In addition, she has taught Spanish Civilization at California State University, Long Beach. Hogan has also enjoyed leading study in Segovia, Barcelona, and Granada, Spain. At USD, Hogan teaches Grammar and Composition and a survey of Peninsular literature.