Faculty in Residence Bucknell en España (Fall 2017)

(on leave spring 2018)

Nick Jones specializes in race, gender, and sexuality in early modern Iberia and the early Atlantic world. With particular interest in material and visual cultures, his research examines the articulation of agency, subjectivity, and the performance of black diasporic identity-formation in early modern Spain and Portugal as well as their colonial kingdoms. His most recent publication is "Cosmetic Ontologies, Cosmetic Subversions: Articulating Black Beauty and Humanity in Luis de Góngora's 'En la fiesta del Santísimo Sacramento'" published in the 2015 Winter Issue of The Journal for Early Modern Cultural Studies. He is also completing a book manuscript titled 'Black Talk': Transoceanic Blackness and the Performance of Black Diasporic Identity in Imperial Iberia and working on a second book project that analyzes archival and literary representations of black women as celebrity figures in transatlantic early modernity.

Educational Background

  • Ph.D., New York University

Teaching Interests

  • Cervantes, Don Quixote and the Novelas ejemplares
  • Renaissance and Baroque theater and theater history
  • Afro-Hispanic culture and literature
  • Black Atlantic literatures and theory

Research Interests

  • The body in relation to clothing, cosmetics, and food studies
  • Human-animal studies
  • Material and visual cultures
  • Critical Race Studies
  • Performance Studies in relation to blackface and whiteface performance
  • Black Feminist Theory

Selected Publications

"Cosmetic Ontologies, Cosmetic Subversions: Articulating Black Beauty and Humanity in Luis de Góngora's 'En la fiesta del Santísimo Sacramento'." Journal for Early Modern Cultural Studies. Winter Issue 15.1: 26-54.

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