Sarah Thomas joined Brown's faculty after receiving her Ph.D. from New York University's Department of Spanish and Portuguese. She works on contemporary fiction and film from Spain, with a secondary interest in Latin American cinema. Her research is especially concerned with literature, cinema, and visual culture emerging from (post)-dictatorship societies in the Spanish-speaking world and the representation of subjectivity, temporality, and space. Other interests include translation studies, gender and sexuality studies, and literary and film theory.
Thomas has published on film and fiction from Spain, Peru, and Argentina, and 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. She is currently working on a second book manuscript, The Cinema of Carlos Saura: Breaking Boundaries, for the Directors' Cuts series at the Wallflower imprint of Columbia University Press.
She is also a literary translator whose work has been recognized by grants from PEN America and the National Endowment for the Arts.