Veronica Brownstone

Office Location: 
Will 536
Office Hours: 
Tues. 2-3pm; Thurs. 1-2pm
Ph.D., Hispanic Studies

Veronica is an interdisciplinary scholar of Central American cultural production, labor, and community formation. Funded by the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada, her dissertation, However Provisional: Labor and Politics in Contemporary Central American Literature and Film, interrogates class politics in the long aftermath of civil conflict. Through film and literature, she examines the political cultures of urban underemployment in the Northern Triangle and its diaspora, arguing that contemporary aesthetics articulate practices of resistance that expand our conception of politics. Veronica’s work is informed by her broader interests in racial capitalism, migration, and criminality. 

Her writing has appeared in the edited volume Understanding Marx, Understanding Modernism (Bloomsbury Press, 2020) and is forthcoming in FORMA and Chasqui: revista de literatura latinoamericana. She has twice received the Outstanding Graduate Teaching Award from the Department of Romance Languages and was a 2020/2021 Teaching Fellow in the Communication Within the Curriculum program at Penn. 

Research Interests: 
  • Latin American Studies
  • Political Economy
  • Hemispheric Studies
  • Globalization, Transnationalism and Migration
  • Social Movements
  • Policing and Criminalization
  • Cinema and Media Studies
Courses Taught: 

LALS 072/HIST 072: Introduction to Latin American and Latinx Studies (Fall 2021)

SPAN 092/LALS 092: Corona Capitalism: Crisis and Inequality Across the Americas (Fall 2020 & Spring 2021)

PSPR 055 & 077: Migration in Global Perspective

SPAN 223: Introduction to Literary Analysis

SPAN 219: Texts and Contexts

SPAN 120: Elementary Spanish II

SPAN 110: Elementary Spanish I


M.A., Hispanic Studies, University of Pennsylvania                           

B.A. (Honors), Latin American and Caribbean Studies, McGill University