Ryan Goodman (DCE1)

Graduate Student
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Ryan Taylor Goodman (Fort Lauderdale, Florida, 1991) is a Ph.D. candidate in the Department of Spanish and Portuguese who specializes in modern and contemporary Iberian literature and cultural history.

In addition to teaching at Princeton University, Ryan has taught courses at the College of William & Mary (Williamsburg, Virginia) and at its affiliate Institute for Pilgrimage Studies. In Santiago de Compostela, he has assisted in teaching the Institute’s study abroad program and has led groups of students along the Camino de Santiago.

Ryan’s dissertation, Wayfaring Visions: Contemporary Iberia and the Projects of Pilgrimage, explores the phenomenon of pilgrimage from the late 19th century to the present through a variety of lenses, including religion, tourism, popular culture, memory, aesthetics, and community networking. From its instrumentalization to its potential subversions, his dissertation studies the trans-national and cultural forces that define and defy contemporary imaginings of Iberian pilgrimage.

Ryan also has research experience in Galician literatures and cultures and has regularly presented at Galician Studies conferences across the country.

Preferred pronouns: he/him/his

M.A. Spanish and Portuguese, Princeton University, 2017
B.S. Chemistry/Hispanic Studies (Double Major), College of William & Mary, 2014