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Spanish and Portuguese


Recent PhD Graduates in Spanish and Portuguese


Name College Research Topic Year Awarded Supervisor
Dr David Bailey Trinity Hall The insecurities surrounding gender and sexuality in literature from the 19th century and dictatorship period 2018 Prof Maria Manuel Lisboa and Prof Brad Epps
Dr Luis Castellví Laukamp Christ's College Hispanic Baroque Ekphrasis: Gongora, Camargo, Sor Juana 2018  
Dr Liliana Chávez Díaz Fitzwilliam College Based on true stories: representing the self and the other in Latin American documentary narratives 2017 Prof Steven Boldy
Dr Imogen Choi (née Sutton) Trinity Hall Conflict ethics and political community in early Peruvian epic 2017 Dr Rodrigo Cacho
Dr. Lucy Foster Jesus   2023 Prof Geoffrey Kantaris
Dr Aretousa Giannakou Magdalene Spanish and Greek subjects in contact: Greek as a heritage language in Chile 2018 Prof Ioanna Sitaridou

Aleksandra Goclawska

Lucy Cavendish College Refracted communications: multilingualism and (im)purity in the works of Maria-Mercè Marçal and Julia Fiedorczuk


Prof Brad Epps

Dr Laura Kemp Wolfson College Negative affect, cultural trauma, women and perpetrators: representations of the Spanish Civil War and Francoist repression in contemporary Spanish screen media 2017  

Parker (Andrew) Lawson

Selwyn College The classroom is a battlefield: contested identities and shifting pedagogical practices in Spain and Catalonia, 1898–2016.


Prof Brad Epps
Dr Natasha Tanna St. John's College Desire, sexuality, and transnational subjectivity in contemporary writing by women in Latin America and Barcelona: Cristina Peri Rossi, Maria-Mercè Marçal, and Flavia Company. 2018 Prof Brad Epps
Dr Sandra Velásquez-Alford King's College Conquest and revolution in the works of Carlos Fuentes (1928-2012) and Alejo Carpentier (1904-1980) 2018 Prof Steven Boldy


For current PhD students, please see here