Matthew Goldmark



Assistant Professor
Matthew Goldmark (PhD Hispanic Studies, University of Pennsylvania) is Assistant Professor of Spanish, specializing in colonial Latin American studies with an emphasis on Iberian empire, Indigenous cultural productions, and gender and sexuality studies. His current book project, Formal Attachments: Compositions of Kinship in Colonial Spanish America, demonstrates how the regulated practices of imperial documentation created intimate, but not biological ties that organized and extended empire. His research has appeared in Colonial Latin American Review and GLQ: A Journal of Lesbian and Gay Studies.

Research Interest

Iberian empire and colonial Latin American literatures and cultural studies
Gender and sexuality studies
Kinship studies
Indigenous literatures and cultural studies
Early American and contemporary Latina/o studies
Contemporary representations of empire
Visual culture and media

Courses Taught

Introduction to Hispanic Cultural Studies

Selected Publications

  • “Formal Encounters: Education, Evangelization, and the Reproduction of Custom in Seventeenth-Century Peru,” in Explorations, Encounters, and the Circulation of Knowledge, 1650-1830, eds. Adriana Craciun and Mary Terrall. Toronto: University of Toronto Press, forthcoming.
  • “Reading Habits: Catalina de Erauso and the Subjects of Early Modern Spanish Gender and Sexuality.” Colonial Latin American Review 24.2 (2015): 215-235.
  • “National Drag: The Language of Inclusion in RuPaul’s Drag Race.” GLQ: A Journal of Lesbian and Gay Studies. 21.4 (2015): 501-520.