Martin Repinecz, PhD

Martin Repinecz
Phone: (619) 260-7645
Office: Founders Hall 144C

Associate Professor, Spanish

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

Martin Repinecz, Ph.D., joined the faculty at USD in 2013. He teaches courses on Spanish literature and film, as well as all levels of Spanish language.

Scholarly Work

His research focuses on questions of race and colonial memory in Francoist and contemporary Spain and the global Hispanophone world. He is currently at work on a book project tentatively titled: Volatile Whiteness: Cinema, Race, and Europeanization in Spain. This project argues that during the 1960s-80s, popular film genres such as comedy, action, musical and religious cinema exploited various racial iconographies in order to erode the racialized image of Spain as an "Africa of Europe" and establish the nation's belonging in global whiteness. Other research has been published or is forthcoming in journals such as Bulletin of Hispanic Studies, Revista de Estudios Hispánicos, Hispanic Studies Review, Transmodernity, Bulletin of the Comendiantes, and The Postcolonialist. He has been an invited speaker at Duke University, UCLA, and California State University-Long Beach, and has presented at numerous national and international conferences.

Areas of Interest

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.