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 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) and the co-author of Mapping Migration, Identity, and Space (Palgrave, 2018) and Revisiting Jewish Spain in the Modern Era (Routledge, 2013). Her current projects include Unexpected Routes (1931-1945), a book on refugees’ path to safety in the aftermath of the Spanish Civil War and during World War II.  The book chronicles the refugees’ (not always successful) attempts to flee and their experiences in their early years of exile, when the outcome of the Second World War still was uncertain, but the refugees’ multiple losses of loved ones, homes, languages, and roots already were hauntingly clear. 

Professor Linhard teaches courses on Spanish and Spanish American literature and film, the Holocaust, and migration.  Her courses 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.