Patrick Ridge

Patrick Ridge, Assistant Professor of Spanish

Patrick Ridge, Assistant Professor of Spanish
Patrick Ridge, Assistant Professor of Spanish

Department of Modern and Classical Languages and Literatures 
311 Major Williams 
220 Stanger Street 
Blacksburg, VA 24061
540-231-5622 |

Patrick Thomas Ridge is an Assistant Professor of Spanish in the Department of Modern and Classical Languages and Literatures. While his current research focuses primarily on the literary and cultural representations of soccer in Latin America, he also specializes in film and media studies. He has published on the documentaries of World Cup ’78 in Argentina, homoaffectivity in the Mexican Netflix series Club de Cuervos, masculinity in Brazilian soccer films, and violence in contemporary Spanish cinema. He has recently taught courses on Latin American documentary, soccer, and Mexican and Central American literature and culture. As a certified medical interpreter, he also teaches Spanish for the Medical Professions. He earned his Ph.D. in Spanish from Arizona State University and MA from the University of Louisville. 

  • Soccer in Latin America
  • Brazilian and Argentine Film
  • Mexican and Brazilian Chronicle
  • Masculinity in Latin America
  • Border Film  
  • Ph.D. Arizona State University 
  • MA University of Louisville 

Journal Articles

“A ‘Friendly’ Game: Homoaffectivity in Club de Cuervos.” The Routledge Companion to Gender, Sex and Latin American Culture. Ed. Frederick Luis Aldama. New York: Routledge, 2018. 287-299.

“Los espectros del estadio: la muerte en ‘El final del futbol’ de Ricardo Chávez Castañeda.” Revista Iberoamericana 84.262 (2018): 139-51. 

Football (Soccer) in Latin America.” Oxford Bibliographies: Latin American Studies. 27 Jun. 2018.

“Mexico ‘on Top:’ Queering Masculinity in Contemporary Soccer Chronicles.” Perspectives on the U.S.-Mexico Soccer Rivalry: Passion and Politics in Red, White, Blue, and Green. Ed. Jeffrey Kassing and Lindsey Meân. Cham: Palgrave Macmillan, 2017. 123-44.

“La aestheticization de la violencia en el cine español contemporáneo.” Hispanic Journal 38.1 (2017): 169-86.

“¿La fiesta de todos o pocos?: representaciones fílmicas del Mundial ’78 en la Argentina.” Studies in Latin American Popular Culture 34 (2016): 109-27.

“Um bando de louco: Corinthians and Masculinity in Boleiros and Linha de passe.” Romance Notes 54.3 (2014): 419-25. 

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