Associate Professor of Film and American Studies at the University of Zaragoza. My current research interests include Race and Ethnic Studies, Cultural Studies, Film Genres, Feminism, Transnational Cinema and Cosmopolitanism. At the moment I am trying to complete an ongoing project on female blondes in Hollywood cinema, which has already produced some papers and book chapters. I am also working on transnational cinema, cosmopolitanism and melodrama in the films of Isabel Coixet. I have also published on film stars, the Western, and masculinity.
Some of my recent publications are:
“Stars and National Myths in Cold War Allegories: Marlene Dietrich’s Star Persona and the Western in Fritz Lang’s Rancho Notorious (1952)”, EJAS (European Journal of American Studies), 2010. Online: http://ejas.revues.org/
“Disrupting National Myths in Jim Jarmusch’s Dead Man (1995)” in Antonis Balasopoulos, Gesa Mackenthun, Theodora Tsimpouki, eds., Conformism, Non-Conformism and Anti-Conformism in the Culture of the United States. Heidelberg, Universitätsverlag Winter, 2008.
“Blinding Blondes: Whiteness, Femininity and Stardom”, in Wendy Everett, ed., Questions of Colour in Cinema: From Paintbrush to Pixel. Oxford and New York: Peter Lang, 2007.