Sarah Thomas joined Brown's faculty in 2013. She works on contemporary Iberian fiction and film, with a secondary interest in Latin American cinema. Her research is especially concerned with literature, cinema, and visual culture emerging from (post)-dictatorship societies, and the representation of subjectivity, temporality, and space. Other interests include translation studies, gender and sexuality studies, and literary and film theory.
She has published on film and fiction from Spain, Peru, and Argentina. Her first book, Inhabiting the In-Between: Childhood and Cinema in Spain's Long Transition, was published in 2019 by the University of Toronto Press in its Iberic series; it is forthcoming in Spanish in 2024 from Spain's publishing house Cátedra, in a translation by Manuel Cuesta. She is currently working on a second book project on representations of female subjectivity and crisis in contemporary Iberian cinema.
She is also a literary translator whose work has been recognized by grants from PEN America and the National Endowment for the Arts.