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Rebecca Haidt

Rebecca Haidt

Rebecca Haidt

Associate Professor



256 Hagerty Hall
1775 College Road
Columbus, OH

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Areas of Expertise

  • Popular theatre in Spain, 18th and 19th centuries
  • Visual and print cultures, 18th-19th century Spain and Europ
  • Fashion, dress, costume cultures, 18th-19th century Spain an


  • Ph.D., Washington University in St. Louis

Rebecca Haidt is Associate Professor of Spanish in the Department of Spanish and Portuguese.  Working with visual imagery, print texts, intellectual history and evidence from material culture, she uses interdisciplinary approaches to generate new lines of inquiry into received formations in eighteenth- and nineteenth-century Spanish cultural studies.  Her teaching and research interests include popular print cultures (aleluyas, cigarette papers, ephemera), early photography, popular theatre, fashion and costume cultures, and shows of illusion (shadow plays, magic lantern, phantasmagoria, diorama, panorama, etc.).  In Spring 2013 she will offer a graduate course on Nineteenth-Century Print and Media Cultures.  Her most recent book is Women, work and clothing in eighteenth-century Spain (Oxford 2012)