I joined the University of Surrey as Lecturer in Spanish in 2018, having previously held posts at Queen's University Belfast and the University of St Andrews, where I completed my PhD in 2016. In 2018, I was OWRI Visiting Fellow at the Institute of Modern Languages Research, School of Advanced Study, University of London, on the project 'Cross-Language Dynamics: Reshaping Community' https://crosslanguagedynamics.blogs.sas.ac.uk/. I was previously Visiting Lecturer at the Universidade de Santiago de Compostela.
My research interests lie primarily in the field of contemporary Spanish and Galician literary and cultural studies, with a particular focus on translingual immigrant cultural production and writing by women. I also have keen interests in Comparative Literature and translanguaging pedagogy. I recently co-edited a special issue for the Journal of Romance Studies entitled 'Galician Mobilities in Text and Screen', having co-organised an international conference in Galician migration studies at the University of St Andrews in 2017. My forthcoming monograph Contemporary Galician Women Writers http://www.mhra.org.uk/publications/Contemporary-Galician-Women-Writers will be published by Legenda in 2019.
University roles and responsibilities
- Spanish Placement Tutor
- PTY Visiting Tutor
- Director of Surrey Hispanic Film Festival (sponsored by Pragda, in collaboration with Guildford County School)
Affiliations and memberships
- Contemporary Iberian Studies
- Galician Studies
- Gender Studies
- Migration Studies
- Minority Cultures
- Translanguaging Pedagogy
- Comparative Literature
- Conference paper with Nina Rolland, University of Birmingham: ‘Silenced and Subjected? Masculine Identities and Ideological Manipulation in Contemporary European Narratives’, Corps masculins: représentations littéraires et iconographiques de la nation, Université de Nantes, France, 19-20 April 2018.
Indicators of esteem
Executive committee of the MLA Galician Forum (2020-2024).
Postgraduate research supervision
I welcome inquiries from prospective students of Peninsular Spanish and Galician literary and cultural studies and Comparative Literature. Particular interests include writing by women, minority writing and migration.