Matthew Goldmark

Matthew Goldmark

Contact Information

Assistant Professor
Office Location
Diffenbaugh 357C
Office Hours

10AM-11AM Tuesday & Thursday

Matthew Goldmark (PhD Hispanic Studies, University of Pennsylvania) is Assistant Professor of Spanish, specializing in colonial Latin American studies with an emphasis on early modern empire, gender and sexuality studies, and Latinx studies. His current book project, Forms of Relation: Composition and Kinship in Colonial Spanish America, is forthcoming with the University of Virginia Press. His research has appeared in the Revista Canadiense de Estudios Hispánicos, Colonial Latin American Review, and GLQ: A Journal of Lesbian and Gay Studies. In 2018, he received the award for the “Best Article in Colonial Latin American Studies by a Junior Scholar” from the Colonial Section of the Latin American Studies Association.

Research Interests

Colonial Latin America and Iberian empires
Latinx studies
Gender and sexuality studies
Queer studies
Indigenous literatures and cultural studies

Courses Taught

Imperial (Non)Fictions: Ethnography, Essay, and History
Latinx Studies: Reading and Writing the Past
Empire and Intimacy in Colonial Spanish America
Introduction to Hispanic Cultural Studies

Selected Publications

  • "Settling Down: Itinerant Empire and the Ends of Conquest in El Burlador de Sevilla.” Bulletin of Hispanic Studies 96.8 (2019): 799-814.
  • “Formal Encounters: Education, Evangelization, and the Reproduction of Custom in Seventeenth-Century Peru,” in Curious Encounters: Voyaging, Collecting, and Making Knowledge in the Long Eighteenth Century, eds. Adriana Craciun and Mary Terrall. University of Toronto Press, 2018, 189-205. Open Access:;keyword=knowledge%20unlatched
  • “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.