Hispanic Urban Studies book series launched [Palgrave Macmillan]

Hispanic Urban Studies

[Click here for *.pdf announcement: Hispanic Urban Studies]


Edited by

Benjamin Fraser, East Carolina University, USA

Susan Larson, University of Kentucky, USA


Hispanic Urban Studies is a series of scholarly monographs, edited volumes, and translations focusing on Spanish, Latin American and US Latino urban culture.

The humanities and the social sciences are closer in methodology than ever before. Hispanic Urban Studies serves a dual purpose: to introduce radically original humanities work to social science researchers while affirming the relevance of cultural production to discussions of the urban. This book series takes advantage of and further contributes to exciting interdisciplinary discussions between Hispanic Studies and Cultural Geography with the aim of bringing in new ideas about space, place, and culture from all parts of the Hispanic world. Monograph titles bring together analyses of the cultural production of the Hispanic world with urban and spatial theory from a range of disciplinary contexts. The series also welcomes proposals for edited volumes related to cities that contribute in creative ways to our understanding of the spatial turn in Hispanic Studies. Translations published in the series introduce English-language readers to the rich legacy of materials on urbanism, urban culture, and cultural geography originally published in Spanish.


Advisory Board

Malcolm Compitello, University of Arizona, USA; Monica Degen, Brunel University, London, UK; Cecilia Enjuto Rangel, University of Oregon, USA; Amanda Holmes, McGill University, Canada; Marcy Schwartz, Rutgers University, USA; Álvaro Sevilla Buitrago, Polytechnic University of Madrid, Spain; Armando Silva, National University of Colombia, Bogotá; Michael Ugarte, University of Missouri, Columbia, USA; Víctor Valle, California Polytechnic State University, USA.


If you would like to submit a proposal for the Hispanic Urban Studies Series please feel free to contact:

Farideh Koohi-Kamali

Palgrave Macmillan



MLA 2014 Hispanic Urban Studies roundtable (Jan. 9)

Just in from Susan Larson:

2014 MLA Convention Hispanic Urban Studies Roundtable
devoted to discussing the contributions of the “spatial turn” to recent Latin American, Spanish, U.S. Latino, and Chicano cultural criticism and the future of Hispanic urban theory and pedagogy.

Thursday, 9 January
Erie, Sheraton Chicago
5:15–6:30 p.m.

Participants: Malcolm Alan Compitello, Univ. of Arizona; Cecilia Enjuto-Rangel, Univ. of Oregon; Matthew I. Feinberg, Oberlin Coll.; Benjamin Fraser, Coll. of Charleston; Amanda Holmes, McGill Univ.; Marcy Ellen Schwartz, Rutgers Univ., New Brunswick; Víctor Valle, California Polytechnic State Univ.
Presiding: Susan Larson, Univ. of Kentucky

Click here for pdf with more information re: MLA 2014 Hispanic Urban Studies Roundtable