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Martin Repinecz, PhD

Assistant Professor, Spanish
Advisor, Sigma Delta Pi and the Spanish Club

Martin Repinecz, Ph.D., joined the faculty at USD in 2013. His research focuses on questions of race and migration in modern Spain and Italy, as well as postcolonial, Mediterranean and Southern European cultural studies. At USD, he teaches courses on Spanish literature and film, as well as all levels of Spanish language.


Ph.D., Duke University, Romance Studies
M.A., Duke University, Romance Studies
B.A., Washington University in St. Louis, Spanish and Italian

Scholarly and Creative Work

Professor Repinecz's dissertation, which forms the basis of his current book project, examines contemporary migrant writing in Spain and Italy from a Southern European perspective. The study argues that these writers reappropriate elements from Spain and Italy’s national literatures in their work in order to challenge the role that “migrant voices” are expected to play: namely, that of serving Southern Europe’s performance of “European-ness.” Professor Repinecz is also working on several other projects, including topics such as the portrayal of Spanish emigration to Germany in late Francoist film, and transatlantic Latin American identities in contemporary Spain. Having previously published an article on Calderón’s El pintor de su deshonra in Bulletin of the Comediantes, he is also working on a study of Pasolini’s play Calderón, a rewriting of La vida es sueño.

Teaching Interests

Professor Repinecz’ teaching interests include modern and contemporary Spanish literature; Spanish cinema; migration and race in contemporary Spain; Transatlantic studies; and postcolonial studies. He also teaches all levels of Spanish language.