Anna Kendrick

Anna Kathryn Kendrick
Director of Global Awards, Visiting Assistant Professor of Literature
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(+86-21) 2059-5221

Anna Kathryn Kendrick is Director of Global Awards and is a Visiting Assistant Professor of Literature at NYU Shanghai. 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. Kendrick’s research interests include Spanish literature and intellectual thought, the history of education and child study, and aesthetics in literary modernism. She has published work in the Bulletin of Spanish Studies and Modern Language Review. 

She is a member of the Association of Hispanists of Great Britain and Ireland, the Association for Spanish and Portuguese Historical Studies, the International Standing Conference on the History of Education, the Modern Language Association and the National Association of Fellowship Advisors.

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
  • Global networks of international academic exchange


  • Humanizing the Child in Early Twentieth Century Spain, Cambridge: Legenda (= Studies in Hispanic and Lusophone Cultures 30); under contract
  • "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


  • PhD, Spanish
    University of Cambridge, 2015
  • MPhil, European Literature and Culture
    University of Cambridge, 2011
  • BA, History and Literature
    Harvard University, 2009


  • English
  • Spanish
  • German