Associate Professor – Cross Appointed
Office: SBH 339A
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’ work focuses on sexuality and gender studies from an intersectional feminist perspective in the construct of “monstrous women” from an interdisciplinary and multi-cultural approach as seen in literature, film, television, popular culture and mythology. Her teaching and research is informed by feminist theory, post-colonial discourse, theory of alterity and gender and sexuality studies. These research interests also include working with Young Adult fiction and film adaptation as well as fairy tale adaptations in film and television that focus on rewriting the fairy tale from a feminist and female empowering perspective.
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.
Puntos de partida: Introductory Spanish. Co-author Donna Rogers. Toronto: McGrawHill Ryerson, 2014.
Más: Intermediate Spanish. Co-author Donna Rogers. Toronto: McGrawHill Ryerson, 2013.
“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.