Dr. Ruth Z. Yuste-Alonso is an educator, scholar, and translator with over 10 years of teaching experience. She is currently a visiting assistant professor and Murphy Fellow in Spanish at Hendrix College where she teaches courses on Spanish language, literatures, and (visual) cultures in the Spanish Program and serves as mentor to a selected cohort of students pursuing advanced studies in literature and language through the Murphy Scholars Program. Her research focuses on visual culture within the Hispanic world with an emphasis on contemporary Spanish women’s cinema from an intersectional lens. Her dissertation problematized the concept of the female gaze through the lens of film genres in the works of contemporary Spanish women filmmakers in a critical effort to reframe our understanding and discussion of gendered ways of seeing and storytelling within women’s cultural production. Her articles, chapters, and reviews have appeared in Escenarios de crisis: dramaturgas españolas en el nuevo milenioGuiniguadaCatalan Journal of Communication & Cultural Studies, among other contributions. She collaborates with research group Lingüística Aplicada a la Docencia de la Lengua Extranjera, su Literatura y su Traducción (LinDoLenEx). For more information about the research group, please visit http://www.lindolenex.com.


  • PhD, Spanish Studies, University of Connecticut, 2021

  • Graduate Certificate in Feminist Studies, 2021

  • Graduate Certificate in College Instruction, 2016

  • MA, Spanish Studies, University of Connecticut, 2015

  • MA, Teaching Spanish as a Foreign Language and Culture, Universidad de Las Palmas de Gran Canaria (Spain), 2011

  • Teaching Qualification for Higher Education Institutions, Universidad Alfonso X El Sabio – ICSE, 2008

  • BA, Translation and Interpreting (English & French), Universidad de Las Palmas de Gran Canaria, 2007

Blog Posts


    Translation Collaborations

    The Essential Enthymeme. Propositions for Educating Students in a Modern World, edited by Jorge J. Vega y Vega, Bern, Peter Lang, 2015.

    Del razonamiento a la argumentación. Teoría y práctica de las destrezas discursivas en la nueva sociedad del conocimiento, edited by Jorge J. Vega y Vega, Bern, Peter Lang, 2012.

    Upcoming Talks and Conferences

    “Off Course, Off the Narrative: Representations of Spanish Women’s Migrant Stories in Perdiendo el norte (2015).” Presenter, 75th Kentucky Foreign Language Conference, Lexington, Kentucky, April 2022

    “Cuerpos en tránsito: la mirada peripatética de Manuela Burló Moreno y Mar Coll.” Presenter, 1st International Conference of Hispanic Women Filmmakers (CIMCiH), online, October 2021

    The Dread of Difference(s): Horror, Gender, and Cinematic Defiance.” Seminar Co-Chair, 52nd, Annual NeMLA Convention, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, March 2021


    • Modern Language Association (MLA)

    • Popular Culture Association (PCA/ACA)

    Ruth Z. Yuste-Alonso, Ph.D.

    Profile picture of Ruth Z. Yuste-Alonso, Ph.D.


    Active 1 year, 3 months ago