• Debra J. Ochoa specializes in contemporary Spanish cultural production. She coedited Gender in Spanish Urban SpacesLiterary and Visual Narratives of the New Millennium with Maria C. DiFrancesco (Ithaca College), and has published in several journals including Journal of Spanish Cultural Studies, Confluencia, Ámbitos feministas, Letras femininas, and Letras hispanas. She is currently working on a new book project “Transatlantic Perspectives: Spanish Cultural Production in New York,” which examines post 9/11 literary and visual narratives created by Spaniards that take place in Manhattan.

    • Ph.D., The University of Texas at Austin
    • M.A., The State University of New York at Stony Brook
    • B.A., Boston University
    • Coursework at Universidad Autónoma de Madrid


    • DiFrancesco, Maria, and Debra J. Ochoa, eds. Gender in Spanish Urban Spaces: Literary and Visual Narratives of the New Millennium. New York: Palgrave Macmillan, 2017.

    Selected Publications:

    • “Comedies of Crisis in Post-2008 European Cinema: La vida inesperada and Casse-tête chinois.” European Film and Television: Crisis Narratives and Narratives of Crisis. Ed. Ana Corbalán and Betty Kaklamanidou, Routledge, Forthcoming 2019.
    • “Female Subjects in Carmen Martín Gaite’s New York Texts.” Journal of Spanish Cultural Studies. 18.3 (2017): 1-20.
    • “Music and Migratory Subjects in Pedro Almodóvar’s Todo sobre mi madreHable con ella, and Volver.” Confluencia. 29.2 (2014): 129-141.
    • Spanish Cinema
    • Spanish Women Writers
    • Gender and Violence in Spain
    • Spanish Language and Culture
    • Popular Spanish Culture
    • Spanish and Latin American Women Film Directors
    • First Year Experience: Inventing Mexico
    • Contemporary Spanish Urban Culture: Encounters and Transitions

    Trinity Involvement

    • University Curriculum Council
    • Faculty Senate
    • Mexico, the Americas, and Spain
    • Organizer of the MAS Program Alvarez Seminar on  Contemporary Spanish Culture: Encounters and Transitions (Spring 2017)