Tabea Linhard is Director of Global Studies and  Professor of Spanish and and Comparative Literature.

Professor Linhard’s work centers on experiences of displacement and asylum in the 1930s and 1940s. She has also published on Spanish and Mexican literature and film, Memory Studies, Jewish Studies, and Mediterranean Studies. She is the author of  the forthcoming Unexpected Routes: Refugee Writers in Mexico (Stanford UP, 2023), Jewish Spain: A Mediterranean Memory (Stanford UP, 2015) and Fearless Women in the Mexican Revolution and the Spanish Civil War  (U of Missouri P, 2005). She  co-authored Mapping Migration, Identity, and Space (Palgrave, 2018) and Revisiting Jewish Spain in the Modern Era (Routledge, 2013).   Her new book project,  Agents’ Secrets, involves the relationship between gender and espionage during the Spanish Civil War, World War II, and the early years of the Cold War.  The book will feature research on the lives and times of Hilde Krüger, Margarita Nelken, and Marthe Richards, among others.  

Professor Linhard teaches courses on Spanish and Spanish American literature and cultural studies, the Holocaust, and migration.  She has  recently developed a new core course for the Global Studies major.  Her other classes and seminars include “War, Migration, and Human Rights, ” “Storytelling: From Oral Traditions to Radio Ambulante,”“Displacement and Asylum in World Literature,” “The Holocaust in the Sephardic World,” “Migration in the Global World: Stories,” “Colonial Memories, Postcolonial Crossings, and Spanish Cultural Studies,” “All about Spanish Cinema,” “Mediterranean Cultural Studies,” and “Exile, Immigration and Memory in Spain.”

She coordinated the installation of Hostile Terrain 94 @ Washington University in St. Louis, serves as the Ambassador for the University of Chile for WU’s McDonnell International Scholars Academy and is one of the founding members of the Genealogías de Sefarad Research Collective.