Ph.D. in Spanish Literature. University of California, Berkeley. MA in Comparative Literature, Stony Brook University, New York. Licenciatura in Modern Languages, Universidad de Salamanca, Spain.
Prior to coming to the University of Auckland, Professor Colmeiro held academic positions in the United States, at Dartmouth College and Michigan State University. He was appointed to the Prince of Asturias Chair in Spanish Studies in 2010.
Research | Current
- Modern Spanish literature and cultural studies
- Gender, cinema, music, and memory studies
- Transnational and global studies: Hispanic transatlantic studies, European Studies, Comparative Literature
- Contemporary Galician culture
Teaching | Current
SPANISH 103 Iberian and Latin American Civilisations
SPANISH 202 Iberian Cultures and Literatures
SPANISH 319 Advanced Spanish
COMPLIT 210 World Literatures 2: Machines and Modernities
Recent PhD supervision:
Ekaterina Volkova, “Visual Culture and National Identity in Galicia”, Main Supervisor, in progress.
Azariah Alfante, “Roots in the Stone: Ecclesiastical Confiscation and Cultural Responses in Nineteenth-Century Spain”. Co-Supervised with Christine Arkinstall, in progress.
Nicole Metcalf, “Cultural Representations of Galician Identity: Contemporary Narratives of Santiago de Compostela and the Camiño de Santiago”. MSU. Main Supervisor, completed in 2014.
Eleanor Hamlin. “Reading the Genre Codes in Scerbanenco’s Hybridised romanzi rosa: A Reception-Based Analysis of Genre-Blending”. Co-supervisor, completed in 2014.
Recent MA thesis supervision:
Mohan Wali, "The Effect of Fascism on Children as Represented in Spanish and Italian Popular Culture". MA Thesis. 2017-2018
Julia Niall, “Speaking in Tongues? Language Policies of Minority Languages in Spain”. MA Thesis, 2014-2015.
Ekaterina Volkova, “Magical Realism in the Cultural Production of Galicia”. MA Thesis, 2013-2014.
BA Honours Research Thesis supervision:
Carolina Hayes, “Historical Memory in Contemporary Spanish Literature”. 2015.
Nicholas Keenleyside, “Revisiting Scenes of Encounter in Spanish Voyages to Oceania”. 2014.
Ekaterina Volkova, “The Democratic Transition and the Post-Franco Novel”. 2012.
Julia Niall, “Contemporary Galician Identity and Music”. Supervisor BA Hons Research Thesis, 2011.
Research Excellence Award, Faculty of Arts, 2018.
Prince of Asturias Chair appointment, University of Auckland, 2010.
American Philosophical Society Award, 2002.
“Letras de Oro” Award for best essay book in Spanish: Crónica del desencanto: La narrativa de Manuel Vázquez Montalbán. Spain's Ministry of Foreign Affairs - University of Miami, 1995.
- Study Abroad in Spain Adviser
- Teaching Assistant Internship in Spain Adviser
- CLL Research Committee
Areas of expertise
Modern Spanish literature and cultural studies, Hispanic Transatlantic studies, popular culture, cinema, gender studies, crime fiction, Galician studies.
Selected publications and creative works (Research Outputs)
- Colmeiro, J. (2017). Peripheral Visions / Global Sounds. From Galicia to the World. Liverpool: Liverpool University Press. Pages: 344. Related URL.
- Colmeiro, J. (Ed.) (2017). El pianista Madrid: Cátedra.
- Colmeiro, J. (Ed.) (2015). Encrucijadas globales: Redefinir España en el siglo XXI (Global crossroads: Redefining Spain in the 21st century). Madrid, Spain: Iberoamericana. Pages: 365.
- Colmeiro, J. (2014). Crónica general del desencanto: Vázquez Montalbán - Historia y ficción (General chronicle of disenchantment: Vázquez Montalbán – history and fiction). Barcelona, Spain: Anthropos. Pages: 349.
- Colmeiro, J. (2013). Exorcising Exoticism: Carmen and the Construction of Oriental Spain. In L. J. Trudeau (Ed.) Short Story Criticism: Excerpts from Criticism of the Works of Short Fiction Writers (pp. 292-303). Detroit and New York: Gale/Cengage Learning.
- Colmeiro, J. (2013). Galeg@s sen fronteiras: Conversas sobre a cultura galega no século XXI. Vigo, Spain: Edicións Xerais de Galicia. Pages: 327. Related URL.
- Colmeiro, J., & Gabilondo, J. (2012). Negotiating the local and the global: Andalusia, the Basque country, and Galicia. In J. Labanyi, Pavlović T (Eds.) A Companion to Spanish Cinema (pp. 98-110). Malden, Mass.: Wiley-Blackwell.
- Colmeiro, J. (Ed.) (2011). New Zealand and the EU. Revisiting the Malaspina Expedition in the South Pacific: Cultural Contacts and Contexts. Auckland, N.Z.: The Europe Institute, University of Auckland. Related URL.