Brian Price

Professor, Spanish & Portuguese

3158 JFSB


Curriculum Vitae

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Teaching Experience

Most of my teaching revolves around Spanish American culture and literature, with emphasis on contemporary Mexican literature, film, music, and food. I have taught seminars on countercultural music and literature, the historical novel, commercial cinema, and comparative literature.


I am currently finishing a manuscript on rock and roll, literature, and film in Mexico. Once that’s done, I plan to write a history of Mexico’s rock music from the 1980s to the present. I am also considering a book on the reception of James Joyce’s writing in Mexico.

Selected Publications


  •  Cult of Defeat in Mexico’s Historical Fiction: Failure, Trauma, and Loss. New York: Palgrave Macmillan, 2012.

Edited Scholarly Volumes

  •  The Lost Cinema of Mexico: Reading 1960s-80s Mexican Cinema Against the Grain. Ed. Olivia Consentino and Brian Price. Gainesville, FL: U Florida P, 2021.
  •  TransLatin Joyce: Global Transmissions in Ibero-American Literature. Eds. Brian L. Price, César A. Salgado, and John Pedro Schwartz. New York: Palgrave Macmillan, 2014.
  •  Asaltos a la historia: Reimaginando la ficción histórica hispanoamericana. Ed. Brian L. Price. Mexico City: Ediciones Eón, 2014.


I currently serve as the graduate coordinator for the Department of Spanish & Portuguese. I am also the faculty mentor for the BYU Brazilian Jiu Jitsu Club. I love running study abroad programs and look for every opportunity I can to take students to other countries.

Citizenship assignments

  •  Graduate coordinator for Dept. of Spanish & Portuguese
  • Affiliated faculty for Latin American Studies and American Studies.
  •  Organized campus visits and public lectures for visiting scholars, writers, and artists
  •  Director for 2 MA thesis committees and committee members for 8 others
  •  Regular musical performances for department public humanities events