Estefanía joined the University of Surrey as Teaching Fellow Spanish in 2020. She has previously worked at University College London and the University of Leicester.
Having studied Archaeology at the Escuela Nacional de Antropología e Historia in México she went on to complete degrees in Near Eastern Archaeology and Book and Digital Media Studies at the University of Leiden in the Netherlands. In 2015 Estefania completed her PhD in Spanish and Latin American Studies at University College London.
Areas of specialism
University roles and responsibilities
- Programme Director Evening Language Classes
- PTYA tutor
Estefania’s research focusses on the processes of transculturation between Nahuas and Franciscan missionaries in the Valley of Mexico during the sixteenth century. Her work explores in particular the fundamental role that Flemish Franciscan missionary Fr. Pedro de Gante played in the formation of early Colonial Mexico.
She is interested in exploring the liminal space that was created by the missionaries and Nahuas during the evangelization in which cultural categories were adapted, re-invented, and rejected, sowing the seeds of a new conceptualization of the world that became New Spain.
- LAN1003 Ab initio II (Spanish)
- SPA 1050 Spain: Introduction to its History, Culture And Society
- SPA 2024 Translation English-Spanish II
- SPA 3018 Spanish Sociolinguistics
- GGA: Spanish Stage 1