Early Spanish Literature and Culture; Race and Ethnic Studies; Critical theory; Spanish
Southwest; Animal Studies and Golden Age
Dr. Beusterien is preparing a book on Miguel de Cervantes. He is also preparing another
book on the history of animals in Texas.
Awards and Honors
Inducted in Sigma Delta Pi, National Hispanic Honor Society
Texas Tech University President´s Book Award for An Eye on Race: Perspectives from Theater in Imperial Spain
Texas Tech University President´s Book Award for Canines in Cervantes and Velázquez: An Animal Studies Reading of Early Modern Spain
Collaborative Project Award from the Society for the Study of Early Modern Women for
Touching the Ground: Female Footwear in the Early Modern Hispanic World
Organization of Texas Tech University Events with writers including:
Juanita Pahdapony, the Comanche Nation
Ernesto Cardenal, Nicaragua
Santiago Vizaíno, Ecuador
Gonçalo Tavares, Portugal
Irene Vilar, Puerto Rico
Organization of Texas Tech University Events with professors including:
Walter Mignolo, Duke University
Patricia Saldarriaga, University of Vermont
John Beverley, University of Pittsburgh
Jacques Lezra, New York University
Elias Torres, Brown University
Anindyo Roy, Colby College
Books and Edited Collections
Beusterien, John and Noelia Cirnigliaro (Dartmouth College), editors. "Touching the
Ground: Female Footwear in the Early Modern Hispanic World". Special issue of Journal of Spanish Cultural Studies. London: Routledge. 14.2. 218 pages.
Beusterien, John and Hsinya Huang (National Sun Yat-sen University, Taiwan), editors.
"Sustaining Ecocriticism: Comparative Perspectives". Special Issue of Comparative Literature Studies. Penn State Press. 50.1. 186 pages.
Beusterien, John and Constance Cortez (Texas Tech University), editors. "Death and
Afterlife: The Case of the Early Modern Hispanic World". University of Minnesota Press:
Hispanic Issues On Line. 194 pages.
Beusterien, John. "An Eye on Race: Perspectives from Theater in Imperial Spain", Lewisburg:
Bucknell University Press. 228 pages.
Beusterien, John, ed. "Lope de Vega’s El prodigio de Etiopía", Vilagarcía de Arousa,
Mirabel Editorial. 142 pages.