Diana Roxana Jorza

Faculty Profiles

Diana Roxana Jorza

Visiting Assistant Professor
Modern Languages
127 S Regina Hall


Diana Roxana Jorza specializes in modern and contemporary Spanish literature and culture, focusing on 20th-century film and narrative, the relationship between hegemonic and alternative public spheres, Spanish intellectual history, humor and comedy. Her published work is included in The MLA Approaches to Teaching the Works of Miguel de Unamuno, Revista Hispánica Moderna, Bulletin of Hispanic Studies, Studies in Hispanic Cinemas, and Bulletin of Spanish Studies and focus on the Spanish Neorealism, the Civil War cinema and religious melodrama, as well as political and literary utopias. Her current interdisciplinary research on Spanish film comedy centers on a largely unknown cinematic corpus that has greatly contributed to the visibility of new, alternative role models in the harsh period of Franco’s dictatorship.


B.A. and M.A., “Babeş-Bolyai” University, Cluj Napoca, Romania
M.A., Johns Hopkins University
Ph.D., Princeton University

Areas of Expertise 

  • Modern and Contemporary Spanish Culture

Courses Recently Taught 

  • MLSP 490 Engaging the Emotions in Modern Spanish Culture
  • MLSP 212 Spanish Composition
  • MLSP 111-112 Intermediate Spanish

Professional Experience