Megan Saltzman

  • Associate Professor of Languages
  • Ph.D. and M.A. University of Michigan
  • B.A. Residential College, University of Michigan

Research Interests

  • Transnational Peninsular Cultural Studies
  • Urban Anthropology
  • Everyday Life
  • Public Space
  • Visual, Literary Arts, and Material Culture
  • Political Resistance, "Artivism," Situationism, and the Commons
  • Globalization
  • Immigration
  • Urban Ecology and Waste
  • Catalan Regionalisms
  • Critical Pedagogy
  • Asian-Hispanic Cultural Relations

Classes Taught

  • Spanish 407/537: Debates urbanos: La cultura peninsular: 1931 – Actualidad
  • Spanish 321: Culturas de Hispanoamérica
  • Spanish 320: Culturas de España
  • Spanish 302: Conversation, Grammar Review, and Composition
  • Spanish 202: Intermediate Spanish II
  • Spanish 201: Intermediate Spanish I
  • Spanish 101: Introduction to Spanish Language I
  • ESP 319: Cultural Realities of Spain (English "Culture Cluster")
  • ESP 305: Contemporary Spanish Film (English "Culture Cluster")

Research Publications

Everyday Agency in the Discarded: Cultural Politics in the Public Spaces of Neoliberal Barcelona. Palgrave MacMillan, Hispanic Cities series. Forthcoming 2021. 

Searching for and Reactivating Agency in Trash and Non-space.” Arizona Journal of Hispanic Cultural Studies. Special section: “Ecología y estudios culturales ibéricos en el siglo XXI.” Ed. Luis (Iñaki) Prádanos-García. Volume 23, 2019. Pp. 167-174.  

Post-15M Grassroots Interventions in and for Public Space—Resurgence in Everyday Forms of Control and Resistance.” Spain After the 15M: the 99% Speaks Out. Eds. Steven Torres and Óscar Pereira Zazo. Springer-Palgrave MacMillan, 2019. Pp. 219-237.

Las formas de control y la cotidianeidad en la ciudad global: El caso de #FemPlaça.” Revista ALCES XXI (La Asociación Internacional de Literatura y Cine de España, siglo XXI). 2016.  Pp. 188-224.

Immigration and Rhizomatic Itineraries of Resistance in the Global City: Reflections on two films: Si nos dejan and Raval, Raval.” Co-written with Javier Entrambasaguas. Local Cities, Global Spaces: Towards a Multicultural Configuration of Spain. Eds. Ana Corbalán and Ellen Mayock. Fairleigh Dickinson University Press, 2014. Pp.71-84.

Nostalgia urbana: La Barcelona posfranquista.” Cruce de vías: una mirada oceánica a la Cultura Hispánica, Ed. Rogelio Guedea, Aldus SA, 2010. Pp. 359-396.  

"Gentrification and Spatial Tactics in José Luis Guerín’s En construcción.” City in Film: Architecture, Urban Space and the Moving Image. Julia Hallam, et al., eds., University of Liverpool Press, 2008. Pp. 219-225.

Additional Resources

Other Interests

  • Film photography
  • Surrealism
  • Creative writing
  • Contemporary Japanese literature
  • Gender in contemporary Asian cinema
  • Smellscapes
  • Dark humor genre
  • Moorish and Japanese textiles

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