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Jesse Barker

Visiting Assistant Professor of Hispanic and Italian Studies

: PhD University of British Columbia, Vancouver
Office: HU 227
Fax: (518) 442-4111


Academic Focus

20th-21st century Spanish literature and culture, globalization, internet and digital culture, relations between virtual and physical spaces.


Jesse Barker received his PhD from the University of British Columbia in March 2011. He joined the department as a Visiting Assistant Professor in the fall of the same year.

Jesse’s dissertation analyzed the intersection of the global/virtual and the local/material in the new wave of Spanish writers known as the “Nocilla Generation”. Currently he is developing a research project that will continue to explore how artists construct their fictions and their artistic identities through the use of multiple cultural spaces. He will focus on writers and film makers, working in Spain, whose texts dialogue with two or more cultural spaces across national boundaries.


Courses at the University of Albany:
Imagined Cities (444/515)
Cultural Foundations of Spanish Literature (454)
Introduction to Literary Studies (223)
Advanced Conversation and Composition (301)
Advanced Conversation and Oral Grammar (206)