Nicholas R. Jones

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Nicholas R. Jones is the former King Juan Carlos I of Spain Center’s Scholar-in-Residence at New York University (2021-2022). He is the author of the prize-winning Staging Habla de Negros: Radical Performances of the African Diaspora in Early Modern Spain (Penn State University Press, May 2019) and co-editor of Early Modern Black Diaspora Studies: A Critical Anthology (Palgrave, December 2018) and Pornographic Sensibilities: Imagining Sex and the Visceral in Premodern and Early Modern Spanish Cultural Production (Routledge, January 2021) with Chad Leahy. Jones also co-edits The Routledge Critical Junctures in Global Early Modernities book series with Derrick Higginbotham. Jones’s research has been generously supported by the National Endowment for the Humanities as well as has held visiting professorships at Georgetown University and New York University.

Staging Habla de Negros (book):

Routledge book series:

AAIHS essay:

Context y acción op-ed piece:

University of Toronto Quarterly, Vol. 88“Casting a Literary Mammy in Diego Sánchez de Badajoz’s Farsa de la hechizera”

Journal for Early Modern Cultural Studies, Vol. 15:   “Cosmetic Ontologies, Cosmetic Subversions: Articulating Black Beauty and Humanity in Luis de Góngora’s “En la fiesta Santísimo Sacramento” 

postmedieval: a journal of medieval cultural studies:  “Valencia’s miraculous prophet: The Inquisition dossier of Catalina Muñoz (1588)

Hispanic Review, Vol. 86:  “Sor Juana’s Black Atlantic: Colonial Blackness and the Poetic Subversions of Habla de negros

Arizona Journal of Hispanic Cultural Studies, Vol. 20: “Nuptials Gone Awry, Empire in Decay: Crisis, Lo Cursi, and the Rhetorical Inventory of Blackness in Quevedo’s “Boda de negros”

Nicholas R. Jones and Chad Leahy:   “Rethinking the Pornographic in Premodern and Early Modern Spanish Cultural Production”