Juli Ann Kroll

Position: Associate Professor of Spanish
Institution: University of St. Thomas
Geographical areas: Central America, Caribbean, South America

Research areas: I conduct research in Latin American literature and cinema with emphasis on contemporary (Twentieth- and Twenty-First Century) Mexico, and I deal with issues of gender, indigenous identity, and postmodernity. Further, I teach courses in World Cinema and Hispanic Cinema Studies.

Relevant Publications

Book Chapter

“Embodying Childhood Social Agency in Gustavo Loza’s Al otro lado.” Screening minors in Latin American Cinema. Carolina Rocha and Georgia Seminet, eds. New York: Lexington Books – Rowman & Littlefield, 2014.


Articles in refereed journals

“Between the ‘Sacred’ and the ‘Profane’: Cultural Fantasy in Madeinusa by Claudia Llosa.” Chasqui 38: 2 (Fall, 2009): 112-125.

Exile and Dis-Integration in Memorias del subdesarrollo and Balseros.” Hispanic Journal 30 (Spring, 2009): 77-91.

“The Cinergetic, Experimental Melodrama: Feminism and Machista National Consciousness in Mexican Film.” Studies in Latin American Popular Culture. 26 (2007): 27-46.

(In progress: “Queering the Mexican Coming-of-Age Film: Quemar las naves (2007) by Francisco Franco Alba”)