Anna Kendrick

Anna Kathryn Kendrick
Director of Global Awards and Scholarships, Clinical Associate Professor of Literature
Office Phone
(+86-21) 2059-5221
Anna Kathryn Kendrick is a Clinical Associate Professor of Literature and Director of Global Awards at NYU Shanghai.
Kendrick’s research brings together Spanish literature and intellectual thought with the history of education and child study. Her work has been published in the Modern Language Review, the Bulletin of Spanish Studies and Global Studies of Childhood. Currently, she is co-editing a special issue of the Bulletin of Hispanic Studies on education and the Global Hispanophone. Her PhD was awarded the Association of Hispanists of Great Britain and Ireland Prize for best doctoral thesis in 2015, while the resulting book, Humanizing Childhood in Early Twentieth-Century Spain, received the MLA’s 2021 Katherine Singer Kovacs Prize for an outstanding work in Spanish and Latin American studies. 
She is a member of the Association of Hispanists of Great Britain and Ireland, the Association for Spanish and Portuguese Historical Studies, the Modern Language Association and the National Association of Fellowship Advisors. She holds an MPhil and PhD from the University of Cambridge, where she was a Gates Cambridge Scholar, as well as a BA from Harvard University. She served for four years on the board of the global Gates Cambridge Alumni Association, including as co-chair (2018–2020).


  • “Miraculous, Mutilated, Mundane: Redrawing Children’s Art in Francoist Spain." Global Studies of Childhood 11, no. 2 (2021): 142-63
  • “Amor y pedagogía: Unamuno, Xirau y una fenomenología del espíritu infantil.” Boletín de la Institución Libre de Enseñanza 117–118 (2020): 97–125
  • Humanizing Childhood in Early Twentieth Century Spain, Cambridge: Legenda (= Studies in Hispanic and Lusophone Cultures 30), 2020
  • "Native Light: Jorge Guillén's Phenomenology of Childhood, 1923-1950," Modern Language Review 113 (2018), 518-39
  • 'Structuring the Mind: Domingo Barnés, Gestalt Perception and the Science of the Child in Spain, 1917-1933', Bulletin of Spanish Studies, 94 (2017), 795-820
  • (ed.) Let’s Go: Spain and Portugal with Morocco 2009, New York: St. Martin’s Press, 2008



  • PhD, Spanish and Portuguese 
    University of Cambridge
  • MPhil, European Literature and Culture
    University of Cambridge
  • AB, History and Literature
    Harvard University

Research Interests

  • Twentieth-century Spanish literature and intellectual thought
  • Science and modernity in Spain and Latin America
  • Aesthetics, cognition and perception in literature
  • History of education and child study
  • Prehistory and modernity

Courses Taught

  • LIT-SHU 101: Foundations: What is Literature?
  • LIT-SHU 215: Writing Deep Time
  • Topics in the Humanities: Aesthetics and Literature
  • Topics in the Humanities: Global Modernisms
  • Arts and Cultures of Modernity
  • Independent Studies - Humanities