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Akiko Tsuchiya received her Ph.D. in Hispanic Literatures from Cornell University and is currently Professor of Spanish and Women, Gender, and Sexuality Studies. Her areas of specialization include nineteenth- and twentieth-century Spanish literature and culture, and gender studies. She is the author of a book on Galdós and has published extensively on nineteenth-century Spanish narrative and on women writers of contemporary Spain, in journals such as Hispanic Review, MLN, Revista Hispánica Moderna, Arizona Journal of Hispanic Cultural Studies, and Revista Canadiense de Estudios Hispánicos. Her most recent books include, Marginal Subjects: Gender and Deviance in Fin-de-siècle Spain(University of Toronto Press, 2011) and Empire's End: Transnational Connections in the Hispanic World (Vanderbilt UP, 2016), co-edited with Billy Acree. She was a Faculty Fellow at the Center for the Humanities during the Spring 2007 semester. She served as the Peninsular Editor of the Revista de Estudios Hispánicos for 12 years (2002-2014) and was previously Reviews Editor (1995-2004) for the journal. She is also a member of the Editorial Board of Anales Galdosianos and of the monograph series “La cuestión palpitante”. Los siglos XVIII y XIX en España” (Iberoamericana Editorial Vervuert, Madrid). Most recently she was elected President of the International Association of Galdós Scholars, for the term 2015-17.
Her current research on Spanish women of letters and the anti-slavery movement forms part of a collaborative project with researchers at the Consejo Superior de Investigaciones Científicas (Madrid, Spain).