Julia Chang

Julia Chang

Assistant Professor of Hispanic Studies
Phone: +1 401 863 2569

Julia Chang's research and scholarship focuses on nineteenth-century Spanish literature and culture with a special interest in the realist novel, medicine, gender studies, race and late Spanish imperialism.


Julia Chang earned her B.A. from the University of Loyola Marymount with a major in Humanities and Spanish. She completed her M.A. at New York University in Madrid and her Ph.D. at the University of California, Berkeley. A native Californian, she now joins Brown as Assistant Professor of Hispanic Studies. She is currently completing a book manuscript entitled "From Castus to Casticismo: Conceptions of Purity in Modern Spain," which explores the ways in which the pre-modern obsession with blood purity gives shape to idea of the chaste in modern Spain.


American Comparative Literature Association
International Association of Galdosistas
Modern Language Association
National Women's Studies Association


Prof. Chang has taught courses on Spanish and Spanish-American literature as well as feminist theory at the University of California, Berkeley. This semester, in addition to teaching a survey on Spanish literature, she looks forward to offering a new course at Brown -- HISP 1260C -- which examines the relationship between empire and the novel, specifically in the context of Spanish imperialism in North Africa and Asia.