Brittany Frodge

Brittany Frodge
Assistant Teaching Professor of Spanish

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Office Hours: T 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM (Zoom), W 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM (Zoom)


PhD, Hispanic Studies and Social Theory, University of Kentucky
MA, Hispanic Studies, University of Kentucky
BA, Spanish, Honors Tutorial College, Ohio University


I recently completed my doctoral studies in Hispanic Studies and Social Theory at the University of Kentucky, where I defended the dissertation, “Posthuman Ethics in the Science Fiction of Rita Indiana and Rosa Montero.” Aside from contemporary Spanish and Latin American literature, science fiction, women’s literature, posthumanist theory, and ethics, my research interests include the gothic and horror genres, representations of human/nonhuman relationships in literature and film, affect theory, and Latinx feminist philosophy. The common thread underlying these topics is my interest in developing accounts of ethics that do not rely disproportionately upon the labor of marginalized subjects, and, relatedly, that depart from the presumption of robust interdependence rather than from the notion of radical individual autonomy. 

Prior to joining the faculty at Penn State, I taught beginning, intermediate, and advanced Spanish language, literature, and culture courses at the University of Kentucky and the University of Colorado, Boulder. I have completed pedagogical training on the ACTFL standards, accessibility, racial justice, and LGBTQIA issues. In the summer of 2023, I received a grant from the College of the Liberal Arts to complete a 30-hour training at University of Minnesota’s CARLA on Content-Based Language Instruction. 


  • Brittany Frodge and David Delgado. “Desaprender a perder: Reciprocidad y relaciones interespecíficas en Diecisiete (2019) de Daniel Sánchez Arévalo,” Representaciones cinematográficas de la amistad en España (2000-hoy), ed. Irene Domingo Sancho, Vernon Press. Forthcoming. 
  • “Do Androids Dream of Care Labor? Rosa Montero’s Bruna Husky Trilogy and Its Lessons for Cyborg Feminism,” Romance Notes, vol. 62, no. 3, 2022, pp. 47989.
  • Brittany Frodge, Robby Hardesty, and Rory Barron. “Affect and Activism: An Interview with Deborah Gould,” disClosure: A Journal of Social Theory, vol. 28, no. 12, 2019, pp. 95—108.


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