Cristina Santos

Associate Professor and Cross-appointed to Dept. of Communications, Popular Culture, and Film (Faculty of Social Sciences)

Office: MCA 211
905 688 5550 x4498
csantos@brocku.ca

PhD 2001 University of Toronto, Dept. of Spanish and Portuguese
MA 1996 University of Toronto, Dept. of Spanish and Portuguese
BA (Honours) 1995 University of Toronto, Universidad de Granada, Spain (1993-1994)

CRISTINA SANTOS is an Associate Professor at Brock University where she teaches in Hispanic and Latin American Studies in the Department of Modern Languages, Literatures and Cultures and is cross-appointed to the Dept. of Communications, Popular Culture and Film. She is also participating faculty in Women’s and Gender Studies and the interdisciplinary programs MA Studies in Comparative Literature and Arts and the PhD in Interdisciplinary Humanities. Her current research and scholarship reflect an interest in investigating the monstrous depictions of women as aberrations of feminine nature vis-à-vis the socio-culturally proscribed norm. Part of this research encompasses an investigation of a transnational practice of mothering in Latina diasporic communities in Canada and the United States. She also investigates the construct of political and social deviance and trauma in life narratives as the construction of a personal and communal sense of identity that challenges official history and patriarchy.

Books:

Unbecoming Female Monsters: Witches, Vampires and Virgins. Lanham, KY: Lexington Press. 2016.

Virgin Envy: The Cultural (In)significance of the Hymen. Eds. Jonathan A. Allan, Cristina Santos and Adriana Spahr. Regina: University of Regina Press, 2016. UK release with Kings Cross, England: Zed Publishers, 2016.

The Twilight Saga and Pedagogy. Eds. Cristina Santos, Jonathan A. Allan and Adriana Spahr. Special Issue of Monsters and the Monstrous Journal 2.2 (2012).

Monstrous Deviations in Literature and the Arts. Eds. Cristina Santos and Adriana Spahr. Oxford: ID.net Press, 2011.

The Monster Imagined: Humanity’s Re-creation of Monsters and Monstrosity. Eds. Cristina Santos and Laura K. Davis. Oxford: ID.net Press, 2010.

Morell, Arturo. De poli a diva…y de regreso / From Cop to Diva…and Back. Bilingual edition. Trans. Cristina Santos. Mexico City: Godot Intercultural, 2007. 85pp.

Defiant Deviance: The Irreality of Reality in the Cultural Imaginary. Eds. Cristina Santos and Adriana Spahr. New York: Peter Lang, 2006.

Bending the Rules in the Quest for an Authentic Female Identity: Clarice Lispector and Carmen Boullosa. New York: Peter Lang, 2004.

Textbooks:

Puntos de partida: Introductory Spanish. Co-author Donna Rogers. Toronto: McGrawHill Ryerson, 2014.

Más: Intermediate Spanish. Co-author Donna Rogers. Toronto: McGrawHill Ryerson, 2013.

Selected Articles:

“CL History: Studying Comparative Literature and the Arts through an Interdisciplinary Lens” article for Inquire: Journal of Comparative Literature3.2 (2014): np. http://inquire.streetmag.org/

“(M)Othering the Borderlands: Testimony and the Latina Feminist Group.” Co-author Tracy Crowe Morey. Mothers and Mothering in the Global Context: Journal of the Motherhood Initiative 4.2 (2013). 89-104.

“Vampire, Witch, Serial Killer or All of the Above?: The Bloody Countess -Elizabeth Bathory.” Monstrous Deviations in Literature and the Arts. Eds. Cristina Santos and Adriana Spahr. Oxford: Inter-Disciplinary Press, 2011. 187-202.

“‘Hell Hath No Fury Like A Woman Scorned’: Refigurations of the Legend of La Llorona.” Estudos sobre Cultura Popular: Homenagem ao Professor Doctor José Almeida Pavão. Ed. Gabriela Funk. Ponta Delgada: Câmara Municipal de Ponta Delgada, 2006. 241-57.

“Vampires, and Witches, and Werewolves, Oh My!.” Defiant Deviance: The Irreality of Reality of the Cultural Imaginary. Eds. Cristina Santos and Adriana Spahr. New York: Peter Lang, 2006. 35-52.

“Cinco preguntas a Carmen Boullosa sobre algunos de sus personajes sobrenaturales”. Co-author Adriana Spahr. Defiant Deviance: The Irreality of Reality of the Cultural Imaginary. Eds. Cristina Santos and Adriana Spahr. New York: Peter Lang, 2006. 7-14.

Graduate (Master’s program: Studies in Comparative Literature and the Arts):

  • SCLA 5P73 – Witches, Vampires and Virgins: The Monstrous Representation of Women

Undergraduate:

  • HUMA 7P52 Feminist Thought: Constructive Revisions of the Canon
  • MLLC 3Q90 – Foreign Languages and Information Technology
  • PORT 1F00 – Introductory Portuguese
  • PORT 1F90 – Intermediate Portuguese
  • SPAN 1F00 – Introductory Spanish
  • SPAN 1F90 – Intermediate Spanish
  • SPAN 1P95 – Hispanic Culture
  • SPAN 2P19 – Spanish Grammar and Composition
  • SPAN 2P21 – Research Methods and Textual Analysis II
  • SPAN 2P82 – Latin American and Iberian Film
  • SPAN 3F80 – Im/migrant and Community Outreach Internship
  • SPAN 4P01 – Latin American Women’s Perspectives [WISE 4P01]
  • SPAN 4P60 – Women in Hispanic Literature: Witches, Vampires, and Virgins [WISE 4P60]
  • SPAN 4F80 – Im/migrant and Community Outreach Research and Internship