Dr. Julia R. Brown

Professor Brown wears a blue sleeveless top and stands against a background of palm fronds
Assistant Professor of Spanish
Office: CU 276
Web page: juliarbrown.com


Areas of Expertise

Mexican literatures and visual cultures, Latin American cultural studies


Julia Ruth Brown (she/ella) is an Assistant Professor of Spanish in the Department of Languages, Linguistics, and Comparative Literatures at Florida Atlantic University in Boca Raton, Florida. NGO work in Intibucá, Honduras; Boaco, Nicaragua; and Guairá, Paraguay kicked off Julia's interest in the politics of race , geography, and the arts in Latin America. She completed her doctorate at the University of California, Santa Barbara, writing a dissertation on geocritical asethetics and Indigenous territories in Mexican Nuevo cine of the 1970s. Julia's research has earned numerous grants, including a Fulbright-García Robles award.

She has served as Editorial Assistant and Managing Editor for Mexican Studies/Estudios Mexicanos (University of California Press).

Select Publications

LAS 2000: Introduction to Latin American Studies
SPN 3501: Latin American Culture and Civilization
SPN 6939: Mexican Literature and Film
SPN 3400: Advanced Grammar