I am a specialist in the narrative and film of Spain. Most of my publications thus far have focused on how immigrants and mixed couples are represented in Spanish media and literature, and to what extent these narratives and images do (or do not) reflect the national conversation on race, racism, and the “Other.”

At WOU I currently teach the Second-Year Spanish sequence, and Upper-Division courses that involve text and film analysis, as well as the history and culture of Spain. The topics of my courses include immigration, representations of gender, and race.

Recent projects: Co-editor of Environmental Cultural Studies Through Time: The Luso-Hispanic World Hispanic Issues/University of Minnesota Press 2019).

A monograph: To Have a Body: Disability, Illness and Performance in Contemporary Iberia. 

Contact Information

Kathleen Honora Connolly
Associate Professor of Spanish

Office: Bellamy Hall (HSS) 302
Telephone: (503) 838-9495
Email: connollyk@wou.edu
Office Hours: 

Mailing Address:
Western Oregon University
Monmouth, OR 97361


Ph.D. University of Wisconsin-Madison

Vita          Selected Articles

Research Interests

Disability Studies
Representations of Race &
Mixed Couples


Fall 2019 – on leave

Winter 2020 – on sabbatical

Spring 2020