Julia Chang

Assistant Professor

Department & Program Affiliations:
Romance Studies

Academic focus:
19th-Century Spanish Literature and Culture; Gender and Feminist Studies; Medicine and Fiction; Hispano-Asian Relations; and Theories of Race and Caste. 

Current research project: 
A book manuscript entitled "Blood and Chastity: Narratives of Purity in Spanish Realism," which examines how an ideology of blood purity underwrites the concept of female chastity in the nineteenth-century realist novel.

Previous positions:
Assistant Professor of Hispanic Studies, Brown University 2013-2015

Academic background: 
Ph.D. Hispanic Languages and Literature with a Designated Emphasis in Women, Gender, and Sexuality, UC Berkeley 2013 
M.A. Hispanic Language and Culture, NYU in Madrid, 2004
B.A. Humanities, Loyola Marymount University, 2003

Last book read:
"The Emperor of All Maladies: A Biography of Cancer" by Siddhartha Mukherjee

In your own time/when not working:
Cooking, Yoga, Gardening, Dancing 

Courses you’re most looking forward to teaching:
Imperial Fictions, Feminismos 

What most excites you about Cornell:
Possibilities for collaborative, interdisciplinary research and the students!