Ana M. Gómez-Bravo's main research areas are theories of race, textual studies, food studies, and gender and sexuality studies. Currently, they are working on a book-length project that examines the racialization of minorities and the biologization of social difference alongside notions of limpieza or blood purity in late-medieval Iberia.
They have received grants, fellowships, and prizes from the following sources: National Endowment for the Humanities, American Philosophical Society, La Corónica J. K. Walsh Award, Simpson Center for the Humanities, Program for Cultural Cooperation between Spain and US Universities, Purdue University, and UC Berkeley. Their work has appeared in Rhetorica, Hispanic Review, Romance Philology, Bulletin of Hispanic Studies, Hispania, Journal of Spanish Cultural Studies, and Calíope, among others.
The fourteen essays in Food, Texts, and Cultures in Latin America and Spain showcase the eye-opening potential of a food lens within colonial studies, ethnic and racial studies, gender and sexuality studies, and studies of power dynamics, nationalisms and nation building, theories of embodiment, and identity. In short, Food, Texts, and Cultures in Latin America and Spain grapples with an emerging field in need of a foundational text, and does so from multiple angles.