Associate professor in Spanish Literature
As an Associate Professor in Spanish Language and Culture at UiT The Arctic University of Norway in Tromsø, I teach Hispanic American literature, history and language, and my research is carried out as an associate member of the Politics of Culture in Latin America (POCLAT) team.
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Publications outside Cristin
“A mi tierra, siempre rota. Venezuela. Bokomtale: «La hija de la española» de Karina Sainz Borgo, Lumen, 2019”. In: Yonder - Portal de literatura e ilustración editorial noruega y latinoamericana. (2019)
"The missionary linguistic works in the Province of New Andalusia. A comparative study of three artes from the 17th century" in Linguistics in Amsterdam (LiA) Vol. 7, nr 2, #4 (2014)
My research focuses on the cultural history of the Early Modern age, the missionary texts and trans-cultural practices in Latin America. My main lines of research include the spread of Christianity during the sixteenth and seventeenth centuries with particular attention to the Franciscan evangelization strategies in northeastern Venezuela, which was a central element in my PhD dissertation, Conversion de Píritu de Mathias Ruiz Blanco: una obra misionera en el contexto fronterizo de Venezuela (ss. XVII-XVIII), accepted for publication by the internationally renowned Iberoamericana Vervuert press.
During my doctoral studies, I have been particularly interested in the reception of missionary works and comparative studies of texts in indigenous languages: translation of culture(s) and cultural contexts, as well as (historical) linguistics. As a result, I have published a dozen of academic articles and reviews in well-established editorials and academic journals, such as Brill, Iberoamericana Vervuert, Indiana and Anthropos.
I have been an associated member of the research group The Seminario de Estudios sobre el Renacimiento at the Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona and Translating Christianities at the University of Stirling, as well as a guest researcher and visiting lecturer at the Escuela de Estudios Hispano-Americanos (Seville), the University of Amsterdam and University of Zaragoza.
SPA-1110 Introduction to Spanish and Latin American history (2022)
SPA-2981 Advanced study in Spanish Literature and Culture (Lecturer Trainning levels 8-13) (2022)
SPA-2113 Modern Spanish. Reading, Writing and Comprehension (2017, 2018, 2019)
SPA-2250 Online Advanced Course in Spanish Language and Literature (2022, 2017)
SPA-2111 Central Works of Spanish Literature (2022, 2018)
SPA-3113 Cultural Transfers in Latin American Culture (2021, 2016)
Member of research group
I was trained and obtained my research degrees at several European universities: I I hold a PhD in Humanities and Social Sciences (specialization Spanish Language and Culture) from UiT- The Arctic University of Norway; a Diploma of Advanced Studies in Literary Theory from the University of Zaragoza (Spain); as well as an M.A. in Ibero-Romance Studies from the University of Bucharest (Romania).
Both in my teaching and research I address the analysis of early modern Hispanic literature in relation to the intellectual history of Europe and contemporary political and religious thought. This cross-disciplinary approach focuses on the analysis of the literary texts from the perspective of cultural studies and traces their expressions of colonialism, ideological propaganda, social control, as well as forms of contestation and dissent. These aspects are particularly relevant when they intersect with notions of translation theory and analysis of Christian poetics which, until recently, have been paid little attention to by historians of European criticism.