Texas Tech University

Spanish Faculty

Dr. Susan Larson


Qualia Professor of Spanish
Ph.D., University of Arizona


Academia Profile



Research Interests

Urban Studies, Cultural Geography and Spatial Theory, the Historical Avant-Garde, Spanish Film, Contemporary Spanish Literature

Courses Commonly Taught

Cultural Resistance in Social Space; The Death of the Novel in the Age of the Internet; The 'Other' Generation of 27; Advanced Readings in Critical Theory; Hispanic Cities; Spanish Cinema; U.S. Latino Politics and Culture; Space, Place and Culture; Language, Image, Power

Texas Tech Dissertations and
Current PhD Advisees

Gema Vela (2022) 
Familias en streaming:  
Discursos domésticos glocales en las series españolas de la post-televisión
Assistant Professor of Spanish (tenure-track) Middle Tennessee State University, 2022- 

David S. Foshee (2021)
Childhood and the Urban in Spanish Film of the 1950s
Visiting Assistant Professor, University of Nebraska-Omaha 2021- 

Current Advisees: Andrew Cosper, Esperanza González, Fernando Martínez Caleano 

Recent Publications

Editorial Positions

Romance Quarterly
Executive Editor

Hispanic Urban Studies
Palgrave-Macmillan Book Series Co-Editor


In the Fall of 2021 Professor Susan Larson was a Fulbright Senior Scholar in Spain. In the Spring of 2022 she held a residential fellowship at the Madrid Institute for Advanced Studies, an international research center of the Universidad Autónoma of Madrid and the Casa de Velázquez, the Madrid branch of the Écoles Françaises à L'Étranger. Her research has also been funded by the National Endowment for the Humanities, HISPANEX (the Program for Cultural Cooperation Between the Spanish Ministry of Education, Culture and Sports and United States Universities), and the Charles B. Qualia Endowment of Texas Tech University.

CMLL Spanish Program

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    CMLL Building, 2906 18th St, Lubbock, TX 79409
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