PhD, English Studies (Film), University of Zaragoza (Spain), July 2018.
PhD thesis: "A Better World? Cosmopolitan Struggles in Twenty-First Century Science Fiction Cinema". Supervisor: Prof. Celestino Deleyto.
In my dissertation, I study how a variety of recent science fiction films (2000-present) use the extrapolative power of the genre to look at transnational social phenomena from a cosmopolitan perspective. The key elements that I analyze are borders, the global economy, migration, neocolonialism, romance, climate change, and connectivity.
In 2012, I graduated in English Studies from the University of Alcalá (Spain), receiving the 2011-12 National Undergraduate Award in Arts and Humanities from the Spanish Ministry of Education, Culture and Sport. I have also been a student or a visiting scholar at the University of Vienna (Austria), Skidmore College (NY, USA), and the University of California, Riverside (USA). My work has been funded by the University of Alcalá, La Caixa Foundation, and the Spanish Ministry of Education, Culture, and Sport.
Join NECS (European Network for Cinema and Media Studies) and its workgroup on Speculative Fiction: https://necs.org/members/workgroup/6232
- "The Alien as a Vehicle for Cosmopolitan Discourses: The Case of the Day the Earth Stood Still." Atlantis: Journal of the Spanish Association for Anglo-American Studies. 40.2 (December 2018). 123-144. http://doi.org/10.28914/Atlantis-2018-40.2.07
- "Dystopias Go Global: The Transnational Reorganization of Territories and Societies in Elysium." ELOPE: English Language Overseas Perspectives and Enquiries. 15:1 (2018). 111-125. https://revije.ff.uni-lj.si/elope/article/view/7908/8202
- "Keeping Workers at a Distance: The Connection Between Borders and Finance in Andrew Niccol's In Time." Geopolitics. 21:1 (2016). 195-214. https://www.tandfonline.com/doi/full/10.1080/14650045.2015.1132704?scroll=top&needAccess=true
- "Interplanetary Border Imaginaries in Upside Down: Divisions and Connections in the American Continent." Journal of Transnational American Studies. 7:1 (2016). 1-20. https://escholarship.org/uc/item/61j566s9
- "Displacing Conformity: Postwar U.S. Suburbia in 2000s Cinema and Television." Making Sense of Popular Culture. Ed. María del Mar Torrijos and Eduardo de Gregorio Godeo. Newcastle upon Tyne: Cambridge Scholars. 73-84. https://www.cambridgescholars.com/making-sense-of-popular-culture