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Benjamin Fraser Named Next Editor of Hispania

Thursday, January 25, 2018  

fraserBenjamin Fraser (Ph.D., University of Arizona, 2006) has been selected as the 13th Editor of Hispania, the highly acclaimed research journal of the AATSP.

Benjamin Fraser (Ph.D. University of Arizona, 2006) is Professor of Hispanic Studies in the Thomas Harriot College of Arts and Sciences at East Carolina University (NC), where he has also served as Department Chair since 2014. He previously held faculty positions at Christopher Newport University (VA) and the College of Charleston (SC).

Fraser’s editorial experience includes a number of positions with peer-reviewed journals and a book series. He has served as Founding and Executive Editor of the Journal of Urban Cultural Studies, as Senior Editor, Managing Editor, and Assistant Editor of the Arizona Journal of Hispanic Cultural Studies, as Assistant Editor of Studies in Latin American Popular Culture, and, with Susan Larson, as Founding Co-Editor of the the Hispanic Urban Studies book series. He has contributed articles and book reviews to Hispania and has also served as an Associate Editor of the AATSP’s flagship journal. A contributor to the centennial issue (2017, 100.5), he also co-edited the Hispania special focus issue dedicated to “The Scholarship of Film and Film Studies” (2015, 98.3), with David William Foster and Bill VanPatten. He is also the editor and co-editor of the book-length collections Deaf History and Culture in Spain: A Reader of Primary Sources (2009, Gallaudet UP), La urbanización decimonónica de Madrid: textos de Mariano José de Larra y Ramón de Mesonero Romanos (2011, Stockcero), Trains, Literature and Culture: Reading and Writing the Rails (with Steven Spalding, 2012, Lexington Books), Trains, Culture and Mobility: Riding the Rails (with Steven Spalding, 2012, Lexington Books), Marxism and Urban Culture (2014, Lexington Books), Cultures of Representation: Disability in World Cinema Contexts (2016, Wallflower Press/Columbia UP), and Transnational Railway Cultures: Trains in Music, Literature, Film and Visual Art (Berghahn Books, under contract).

A researcher specializing in contemporary culture, Fraser explores literature, film, visual art, popular culture, comics and urban space from an interdisciplinary perspective. He is the author of eighty articles and book chapters published across the fields of Hispanic Studies, Cultural Geography, and Disability Studies. He has authored eight single-authored monographs: Encounters with Bergson(ism) in Spain (2010, U of North Carolina, Studies in Romance Languages and Literatures, #295), Henri Lefebvre and the Spanish Urban Experience (2011, Bucknell UP), Understanding Juan Benet: New Perspectives (2013, U of South Carolina P), Disability Studies and Spanish Culture: Films, Novels, Comics and the Public Exhibition (2013, Liverpool UP), Antonio López García’s Everyday Urban Worlds (2014, Bucknell UP), Toward an Urban Cultural Studies: Henri Lefebvre and the Humanities (2015, Palgrave), Digital Cities: The Interdisciplinary Future of the Urban Geo-Humanities (2015, Palgrave), and Cognitive Disability Aesthetics: Visual Culture, Disability Representations, and the (In)Visibility of Cognitive Difference (2018, U of Toronto P). Among his current projects are the monograph Visible Cities: Urban Images and Spatial Form in Global Comics (U of Mississippi P, under contract) and another book exploring the work of comics artist Pere Joan.