Visiting Professor of Hispanic Studies
Phone: +1 401 863 2033
Jill Kuhnheim received her B.A. from Reed College in Portland, Oregon and her Ph.D. in Spanish American Literatures from the University of California, San Diego. She has been a professor in the Dept. of Spanish and Portuguese at the University of Wisconsin-Madison (1990-2000) and at the University of Kansas (2000-2015), where she has chaired the Department and also served as Director of the Center for Latin American and Caribbean Studies (2013-15). She is a Visiting Professor at Brown.
Professor Kuhnheim has been an editor for the Río de la Plata Poetry Section of the Library of Congress’s Handbook of Latin American Studies. Her first book, Gender, Politics, and Poetry in Twentieth Century Argentina, was published by the U. of Florida Press (1996) and her articles have appeared in a variety of journals. Her next book, Spanish American Poetry at the End of the 20th Century: Textual Disruptions (UT Press, 2004) examines the variety of cultural roles played by poetry in late twentieth century Spanish America; it was awarded the Byron Caldwell Award for best book in the Humanities from the Hall Center at KU in 2005. Beyond the Page: Poetry and Performance in Spanish America, came out at the U. of Arizona Press in 2014. She has co-edited two collections of essays, Cultural Studies in the Curriculum: Teaching Latin America (MLA Press, 2003) with Danny Anderson and Teaching Modern Latin American Poetries (MLA Press, 2019) with Melanie Nicholson.
At Brown she offers courses on Spanish for health care and health humanities and works in the Center for Language Studies to assist graduate students across the languages work on their professional development in preparation for their job searches (6th Fl. Sci Li).