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Dr. Jeffrey K. Coleman is an Assistant Professor of Spanish at Marquette University, where he specializes in Contemporary Spanish and Catalan theatre. He obtained his Ph.D. in Romance Languages & Literatures from the University of Chicago in 2014. He has published several articles on immigration, race, and national identity in the Spanish context in the Journal of Catalan Studies, Symposium, Estreno, and others.
His current book project, The Necropolitical Theatre: Race and Immigration on the Contemporary Spanish Stage (forthcoming with Northwestern University Press), explores how the intersections of race and immigration manifest in Spanish theatre from 1991-present.
He is also working on his next book project tentatively titled, España Negra: The Consumption & Rejection of Blackness in Contemporary Spain, which explores the manners by which Spanish media, popular culture, and literature have portrayed and appropriated Blackness from the late 19th century to the present.
Dr. Coleman is a 2017-2018 Woodrow Wilson Career Enhancement Fellow and a 2015-2017 Duke University Mellon Mays SITPA Fellow.
He is also the Chapter Advisor for Sigma Delta Pi (National Spanish Honor Society) and the Marquette University Curling Team.
Coleman, Jeffrey K. “Death of the Emissary: Language, Metonymy and European Complicity in Juan Diego Botto’s ‘La Carta’.” Symposium vol. 72, no. 3, 2018. pp. 123-37.