Nicholas R. Jones is the former King Juan Carlos I of Spain Center’s Scholar-in-Residence at New York University (2021-2022). He is the author of the prize-winning Staging Habla de Negros: Radical Performances of the African Diaspora in Early Modern Spain (Penn State University Press, May 2019) and co-editor of Early Modern Black Diaspora Studies: A Critical Anthology (Palgrave, December 2018) and Pornographic Sensibilities: Imagining Sex and the Visceral in Premodern and Early Modern Spanish Cultural Production (Routledge, January 2021) with Chad Leahy. Jones also co-edits The Routledge Critical Junctures in Global Early Modernities book series with Derrick Higginbotham. Jones’s research has been generously supported by the National Endowment for the Humanities as well as has held visiting professorships at Georgetown University and New York University.
Staging Habla de Negros (book): https://www.psupress.org/books/titles/978-0-271-08346-9.html
Routledge book series: https://www.routledge.com/Routledge-Critical-Junctures-in-Global-Early-Modernities/book-series/RCJG#
AAIHS essay: https://www.aaihs.org/top-10-of-2018-9-the-legacy-and-representation-of-blacks-in-spain/
Context y acción op-ed piece: https://ctxt.es/es/20200701/Firmas/32774/cervantes-estatua-black-lives-matter-nick-jones-chad-leahy.htm
University of Toronto Quarterly, Vol. 88: “Casting a Literary Mammy in Diego Sánchez de Badajoz’s Farsa de la hechizera”
Journal for Early Modern Cultural Studies, Vol. 15: “Cosmetic Ontologies, Cosmetic Subversions: Articulating Black Beauty and Humanity in Luis de Góngora’s “En la fiesta Santísimo Sacramento”
postmedieval: a journal of medieval cultural studies: “Valencia’s miraculous prophet: The Inquisition dossier of Catalina Muñoz (1588)
Hispanic Review, Vol. 86: “Sor Juana’s Black Atlantic: Colonial Blackness and the Poetic Subversions of Habla de negros”
Arizona Journal of Hispanic Cultural Studies, Vol. 20: “Nuptials Gone Awry, Empire in Decay: Crisis, Lo Cursi, and the Rhetorical Inventory of Blackness in Quevedo’s “Boda de negros”
Nicholas R. Jones and Chad Leahy: “Rethinking the Pornographic in Premodern and Early Modern Spanish Cultural Production”
Cervantes y la materia de las vidas negras | ctxt.es
Cervantes y la materia de las vidas negras. La obra cervantina nos obliga a reconocer la centralidad de las voces afrodescendientes, pero a algunos de sus estudiosos les preocupa más una estatua
Top 10 of 2018 – #9 – The Legacy and Representation of Blacks in Spain - AAIHS
*Editor’s Note: As the year comes to a close, we’re featuring the ten most popular pieces we published on Black Perspectives.This essay–ranked number 9–was written by Nicholas Jones as part of our series on Black Europe.. Still from the documentary Gurumbé: Afro-Andalusian Memories. This post is a meditation on the current reception of Black Spain in historiography and literary studies.
Routledge Critical Junctures in Global Early Modernities
Routledge Critical Junctures in Global Early Modernities focuses on archives—historical, literary, visual—that link the analytics of critical theory and cultural studies to the early modern period in locations across the globe from 1400 to 1700.
Staging Habla de Negros: Radical Performances of the African Diaspora in Early Modern Spain By Nicholas R. Jones - Penn State University Press
“A bold intervention that contributes significantly to the ongoing expansion of early modern race studies beyond the Anglosphere.” —Noémie Ndiaye, Journal of Spanish Cultural Studies “Staging Habla de Negros: Radical Performances of the African Diaspora in Early Modern Spain is an ambitious monograph that examines the presence of the African diaspora in the Iberian Peninsula through …