Gayle Nunley completed her Ph.D. in Romance Languages at Princeton University, specializing in 19th and 20th century Spanish literature and film. Her research has focused on comparative avant-garde literature and film of the 1920s and 1930s and, more recently, on strategies of cross-cultural representation. Her book Scripted Geographies falls into this latter category as does her current project on Spanish renderings of the foreign in the wake of the Spanish-American War.
Gayle enjoys teaching a wide variety of courses in both Spanish language study and on themes more closely related to her own areas of research, including a first-year seminar on how the Spanish Civil War has been re-imagined in literature and film and courses for UVM's Global Studies program on globalized mobilities and cultural identity. Her next research project explores cross-cultural representation in twenty first century Spain.
Gayle has held numerous other leadership roles at the University. She has served as Associate Provost for Faculty Affairs and Internationalization and as Chair of the Department of Romance Languages & Linguistics and currently serves on the Council for International Initiatives of the Association for Public & Land Grant Universities (APLU). She was appointed Director of Global Educational Initiatives in September 2015.