PhD in Spanish, Portuguese and Latin American Studies June 2015
King’s College London
Whose Ancestral Line Is It Anyway? Women, Legitimacy and the Nineteenth-Century Genealogical Imagination
MA in Translation & Linguistics 2005–2007
University of Westminster
BA in Hispanic Studies with Minor in Spanish 2002–2005
King’s College London
First Class Honours with Mark of Distinction in the Spanish Oral Examination
RESEARCH AND TEACHING FIELDS
Gothic and Fantastic Literature
Fluent in English, Spanish, Danish, and German.
Enhancing Academic Practice Module 2013
Teaching Assistant, King’s College, University of London 2012–2014
- Elective module, “History & Imagination in the 19th Century Spanish Narrative”
- Gave lectures to and led seminar groups of up to 15 students
- Assisted the course professor in designing course content.
- Helped set exam questions.
Teaching Assistant, King’s College, University of London 2013–2014
- Sole instructor of Spanish language module obligatory to first and second year students.
- Conducted debates in Spanish
- Wrote grammar exercises and grade assignments
- Tutored students individually to better understand different learning styles.
Co-supervisor, King’s College, University of London 2013
- Co-mentored final year undergraduate student with her final year dissertation on the Romantic archetype of Don Juan.
External Grader, King’s College, University of London 2013
- Marked student portfolios for the Leadership Award – offered by King’s College London Student Union (KCLSU) in conjunction with the Careers and Employability office.
Spanish and Latin American Studies (SPLAS) Seminar Series 2012–2013
- Co-organised with another postgraduate the weekly faculty seminar at King’s College London, that offers a platform to present ideas both to staff, students and visiting scholars.
- Wrote and hosted the seminar webpage.
- Liaised with external speakers, welcoming them to the campus and helping with accommodation.
- Chaired seminars and set up any audio-visual requirements.
Languages showcase, Festival of Arts and Humanities, King’s College London 2012
- Co-organized and co-designed a one-day event aimed to showcase the varied research output undertaken by postgraduates at the faculty of modern languages. Open to the wider public as part of an outreach effort to promote the importance of languages in an increasingly globalized world.
Narratives of Migration and Exile 2013
- Co-organised the conference “Narratives of Migration and Exile”.
- Ensured maximum possible outreach by making registration free after successfully obtaining funding from the Spanish Embassy’s Office for Cultural and Scientific Affairs, as well as winning the King’s College London Graduate School Open Competition.
- Secured international keynote speakers from New York University and the Spanish National Research Council (Consejo Superior de Investigaciones Científicas).
- Co-organized exhibition on Spanish immigration as well as film screening in conjunction with the Spanish Embassy’s Office for Cultural and Scientific Affairs
- Co-hosted book presentation on political emigres with the sponsorship of Wines of Spain, part of the Spanish Institute of External Commerce.
FUNDING AND AWARDS
2013 – King’s College London Graduate School Open Competition
2013 – Spanish Embassy’s Office for Cultural and Scientific Affairs Conference Grant
2013 – WiSPS Travel Grant
2012 – King’s College Small Research Grants
2006 – AHRC Full Scholarship for Masters in Translation
2005 – Adam Prize in Humanities: Highest distinction attained in final year.
2004 – Florence Hughes Exhibition (Women’s Prize): Highest standard of work by a female student in her second year in Humanities.
Modern Language Association (MLA)
Association of Hispanists of Great Britain and Ireland (AHGBI)
Nineteenth Century Studies Association (NCSA)
Fellow of the Higher Education Academy
Women in Spanish and Portuguese and Spanish Studies (WiSPS)
Translator, editor and proof-reader 2006
- Translator, editor and proof-reader both as a freelancer and for agencies such as Bilinguagroup, whose clients include MTV
- Terminologist for translation and international marketing agency Wordbank with clients such as Disney, Deutsche Bank and Autodesk
Internship at the Spanish Chamber of Commerce in Great Britain 2007
- Translation, market research, networking and database management for Spanish companies interested in the British market
Volunteer for the Indo-American Refugee Migrant Organization (IRMO) 2007
- Translation and interpreting services for Latin American residents in London ranging from immigration advice to employment, housing and consumer rights
‘Review: The Spanish Gothic’ in Journal of Romance Studies 12.1, 2012 pp 85–93.
‘Oculists and Other Modern Visionaries: Epistemological Myopia in José Fernández Bremón’s Un crimen científico’ in Latin American and Iberian Perspectives on Literature and Medicine. Ed. By Patricia Novillo-Corvalán, New York; London: Routledge, Taylor & Francis Group, 2015 pp 64–84.
‘Review: Missed Connections: Spanish Transatlantic Studies’ in Singladuras: Journal of Graduate Research, 2016 upcoming.
‘Out of Time: Julia de Asensi and the Ahistorical Legend’ in Hispanic Canon. Visibility and Cultural Capital at the Margins. ed. by Stuard Davies and Maite Usoz de la Fuente, Legenda 2017 upcoming.
CONFERENCES AND PRESENTATIONS
‘Mad Doctors, Femme Fatales and Fin-de-Siècle Blues: Blanca de los Ríos’ Los diablos azules (1910)’. Annual Modern Language Association Convention, Philadelphia, January 2017 (Upcoming).
‘Aping Other Nations: The Reception of Darwinism in Nineteenth-Century Spain’. Presentation at University of California, Berkeley, November 2016 (Upcoming).
‘Aping Other Nations: José Fernández Bremón’s Gestas o el idioma de los monos (1872)’. International Nineteenth-Century Network of Hispanists, Senate House, London, April 2016.
‘Beyond Bloomers and Bicycles: La Mujer Nueva’, Bristol University, September 2014.
‘Whose Ancestral Line is it Anyway? Women and the Genealogical Imagination in Nineteenth-Century Spain’. International Nineteenth Century Hispanists Network, University of York in Toronto, April 2014.
‘Building the Nation: Counterfeit Genealogies and Forged Patrimony in Los Anticuarios (1918)’. Women in Spanish and Portuguese Studies (WiSPS), University of Liverpool, November 2013.
’José Fernández Bremón’s Un crimen científico (1875): Monkeys, Miracles and the Media in Nineteenth-Century Spain’. Spanish, Portuguese and Latin American Studies, SPLAS Seminar King’s College, King’s College London, October 2013.
‘ “Who Do Think You Are? or Who Do You Think You Want to Be?”: Making the Ancestors’. Talking Your Language (Part of the Arts & Humanities Festival 2013: Being | Human), King’s College London, October 2013.
‘Carmen de Burgos and the Grand Tour: Finding the Female in the Literary Cartography of Europe’. Cultural Encounters, University of Warwick, May 2013.
‘Oculists and other Modern Visionaries: Discursive Cataracts and Epistemological Myopia in José Fernández Bremón’s Un crimen científico (1875)’. Nineteenth-Century Hispanists Network, University of Kent, Reid Hall, Paris, May 2013.
‘Ephemeral Modernities: Women, the Short Story and the Press’. Association of Hispanists of Great Britain and Ireland (AHGBI), Oxford University, March 2013.
‘¡Tú estás predestinada á la catástrofe, eres la novia del desastre, la prometida del cataclismo, eres España!’ – historias sobre la Historia in Blanca de los Ríos’s Madrid goyesco (1908)’. Women in Spanish and Portuguese Studies (WiSPS), Bangor University, November 2012.
‘Julia de Asensi (1859-1921): The Modern Ambiguity of a Nineteenth Century Children’s Author’. Wrongdoing in Spain, Royal Holloway, University of London November 2012.
‘Women Reading Books: The Portrayal of Female Subjectivity in the Nineteenth-Century’. Festival of Arts and Humanities, King’s College London, October 2012.
‘How We Become Familiar with New Technology through Clichés’. Festival of Arts and Humanities, King’s College London, October 2012.
‘Galería fúnebre de historias trágicas, espectros y sombras ensangrentadas: A Brief Genealogy of the Spanish Gothic’. Spanish, Latin American and Portuguese Studies (SPLAS) Seminar, King’s College London, February 2012.