CV, papers and publications

Main education

  1. PhD Screen Studies, Liverpool John Moores University (GTA studentship) 2015 – 2018 (expected)
  2. PGC AP (Postgraduate Certificate in Academic Practice), Manchester Metropolitan University, 2014 – 2015, Grade: Distinction (1st)
  3. MA in Latin American Cultural Studies, University of Manchester, 2010, Grade: Merits
  4. PGCE in Language and Literature, University of Valencia, 2006  Curso de Aptitud Pedagógica, CAP], Official UK QTS obtained in 2008. Grade: N/A
  5. BA in Spanish Philology, Universidad de Vigo/Uned, 2006 [Licenciatura en Filología Española] Grade 2:1

Certified translations and NARIC equivalents can be provided for all non-UK qualifications.

Book Chapters:

  1. This is not Paradise and the Journey Was not Worth it: Globalisation, Financial Crisis and the Portrayal of the Sub-Saharan Immigrant in Three Spanish Films – Book Chapter in Cast-Away at Sea: Immigration in 21st Century Film. Editors:Nicole Beth Wallenbrock (University of Tennessee) and Frank Jacob (CUNY) [Forthcoming]
  2. Motherhood, domesticity and nurture in the post-apocalyptic world: negotiating femininity in ‘The Walking Dead’; Book Chapter in Women who Kill in English-Speaking Cinema and TV Series of the Postfemisnit EraEditors: Zachary Baqué (Université Toulouse), Cristelle Maury (Université Toulouse) and David Roche (Université Toulouse) [Forthcoming]

Conference Proceedings and Other Publications:

  1. Film Review: Truman (Cesc Gay, 2015), Chasqui: Revista de Literatura Latinoamericana [Forthcoming]
  2. El género fílmico y el guión cinematográfico en la clase de ELE, IX Jornadas Didácticas del Instituto Cervantes de Mánchester, Instituto Cervantes, July 2016 [Film genre and Scriptwriting in the Spanish Language Classroom, Forthcoming]
  3. Trabajando con el imperfecto y el indefinido en la clase de ELE: propuestas didácticas , VII Jornadas Didácticas del Instituto Cervantes de Mánchester, Instituto Cervantes, June 2014 [Resources for working with past tenses in the Spanish Classroom, registration number  503-15-026-2] Available in Spanish at http://cvc.cervantes.es/ensenanza/biblioteca_ele/publicaciones_centros/PDF/manchester_2013-2014/10_suarez.pdf
  4. Actividades en entornos digitales: exposición a muestras reales de lengua, VI Jornadas Didácticas del Instituto Cervantes de Mánchester, 2013 [Resources in online platforms: being in contact with real language registration number  503-15-026-2] Available in Spanish at http://cvc.cervantes.es/ensenanza/biblioteca_ele/publicaciones_centros/PDF/manchester_2013-2014/03_suarez.pdf 
  5. Usando concursos televisivos como escenario de aprendizaje de una L2, Actas de las V Jornadas Didácticas del Instituto Cervantes de Mánchester [Digital Proceedings at the Centro Virtual Cervantes, registration number M-22779-2013, Using TV panel and quiz shows as platforms in  L2 acquisition] Available in Spanish at http://cvc.cervantes.es/ensenanza/biblioteca_ele/publicaciones_centros/PDF/manchester_2012/06_suarez.pdf
  6. El uso de la animación 3D como herramienta de aprendizaje de una segunda lengua, Actas de las IV Jornadas Didácticas del Instituto Cervantes de Mánchester , Instituto Cervantes Manchester (Manchester: 2011), pages 55-62 [The use of 3D animation as a tool in L2 Acquisition] [Also available in Spanish at http://cvc.cervantes.es/ensenanza/biblioteca_ele/publicaciones_centros/PDF/manchester_2011/10_fernandez.pdf]
  7. La adaptación y la mediatización sémica: aproximaciones a Hamlet a través de Kenneth Branagh y Franco Zefirelli in Becerra, Carmen (et al.); Lectura: imágenes, Universidade de Vigo (Vigo: 2001), pages 515-523 [Adaptation and Semiotic Mediation: Approaches to Hamlet through Kenneth Branagh and Franco Zefirelli]

Presentations, Conferences and Symposiums:

  1. The Spanish Financial Crisis: Culprits and Pardon in El desconocido (Danni de la Torre, 2015) – Contemporary Spanish Screen Media and Responses to Crisis and Aftermath, University of Manchester, 31 March – 1 April 2017
  2. “Poor little you, if only you knew better, you wouldn’t be in this trouble!” Victimising and blaming the immigrant in contemporary Spanish film. – MeCCSA Conference 2017 (Media, Communication and Cultural Studies Association). Theme: Culture, Media, Equiality and Freedom, 11-13 January 2017, Leeds [Forthcoming]
  3. Stereotyping the Immigrant and Victimization in Two Spanish Films: La venta del paraíso (2012) and Evelyn (2012) – LJMU LSS Research Lunch [Forthcoming December 2016]
  4. Delineating Borders: Representing Difference and Migration in Spanish Film – Peers Symposium, University of Liverpool [04th November 2016]
  5. Identifying factors in the Spanish economic crisis through places in El desconocido – Forum of Iberian Studies, University of Oxford. [29-30 September 2016]
  6. Film Genre and Scriptwriting in the Spanish as a Second Language Classroom. – Instituto Cervantes Manchester. Workshops for Teachers of Spanish, 1st July 2016.
  7. Victims of the Spaniard: The portrayal of the Latin American Immigrant in La venta del paraíso (Emilio Ruiz Barrachina, 2012) and Evelyn (Isabel de Ocampo, 2012) – BAFTSS Conference, 14th April 2016
  8. Victims of the Spaniard: The portrayal of the Latin American Immigrant in La venta del paraíso (Emilio Ruiz Barrachina, 2012) and Evelyn (Isabel de Ocampo, 2012) – SLAS Conference, 7th April 2016
  9. Poster Presentation: “The African and Latin American Immigrant in Spanish Film since 2005: a (Post)Colonial View through the Lens of Gender. HISTORICAL BACKGROUND.”; LJMU Research Day, 25th-26th of June 2015
  10. Intersections of gender and race in the portrayal of Latin American and African immigrants in Spanish Films; Rethinking (Re)Presentation, University of Manchester, 5th of June 2015
  11. Poetry in the Spanish Language classroom, workshop for the Sixth Form Day, Manchester Metropolitan University, November 2014
  12. Actividades para practicar los pasados en la clase de ELE, VII Jornadas Didácticas del Instituto Cervantes de Mánchester, Instituto Cervantes, June 2014
  13. El uso de microcuentos en la clase de ELE, I Encuentro de Profesores de ELE en Centros Universitarios del Norte de Inglaterra, Manchester Metropolitan University / Instituto Cervantes / University of Manchester, December 2013
  14. Actividades en entornos online: exposición a muestras reales de lengua, VI Jornadas Didácticas del Instituto Cervantes de Mánchester, 2013
  15. Usando concursos televisivos como escenario de aprendizaje de una L2,  V Jornadas Didácticas del Instituto Cervantes de Mánchester 2012
  16. The digital divide, branding and the online presence of Latinos in the US, October 2012, IR13.0 Conference
  17. Usando concursos televisivos como escenario de aprendizaje de una L2, 29th June 2012, Workshop for teachers, Instituto Cervantes Manchester [The use of TV quiz shows and panel shows as a tool in Second Language Acquisition]
  18. El uso de la animación 3D como herramienta de aprendizaje de una segunda lengua, 1st July 2011 , Workshop for teachers, Instituto Cervantes Manchester  [The use of 3D animation as a tool in Second Language Acquisition]
  19. La adaptación y la mediatización sémica: aproximaciones a Hamlet a través de Kenneth Branagh y Franco Zefirelli; at the I Comparative Literature: Film Congress, 13th-17th December 1999, Vigo
  20. Theatre and Theory of Reception: Brief Analysis of Hamlet; 1st-3rd July 1999; I Theatre Studies Conference, Vigo

Other training and Certificates:

  1. Mental Health First Aid training, Mental Health First Aid England, Summer 2016
  2. Workshop for Teachers of Spanish as a Second Language, Instituto Cervantes, July 2016
  3. Certificate of Examiner DELE A2/B1 for UK Schools [Examiner of the Official Spanish Certificate as a Second Language, level A2 and B1 for GCSE and A-Level], Instituto Cervantes, May 2016
  4. Certificate of Tutor for the AVE Global platform (software for distance teaching and learning, Spanish Language), Instituto Cervantes, July 2015
  5. Training for teachers of Spanish as a Second Language “Profesor ELE 2.0″ (Teacher of Spanish as a Second Language 2.0”), University of Rioja, Spain (in progress, 2014)
  6. Certificate of Examiner DELE A/A2 [Examiner of the Official Spanish Certificate as a Second Language, level B1 and B2], Instituto Cervantes, March 2014
  7. I Conference for Teachers of Spanish at Universities in the North West of England, December 2013
  8. Certificate of Examiner DELE B1/B2 [Examiner of the Official Spanish Certificate as a Second Language, level B1 and B2], Instituto Cervantes, August 2013
  9. Workshop for Teachers of Spanish as a Second Language, Instituto Cervantes, June 2013
  10. Certificate of Tutor for the AVE Platform (software for distance teaching and learning, Spanish Language), Instituto Cervantes, June 2012
  11. Graduate Teaching Asssistant (GTA) Training, University of Manchester, 2nd November 2011
  12. Certificate of Examiner DELE C1/C2 [Examiner of the Official Spanish Certificate as a Second Language, level C1 and C2], Instituto Cervantes, October 2011
  13. Workshop for Teachers of Spanish as a Second Language, Instituto Cervantes, June 2012
  14. Workshop for Teachers of Spanish as a Second Language, Instituto Cervantes, July 2011
  15. Workshop for Teachers of Spanish as a Second Language, Instituto Cervantes, July 2010
  16. Certificate of Valencian Language: A1, A2 and B level, JQCV (Official exams), June 2006

Translations: 

  1. Security devices and installations: for Conception Consultancy (2012)
  2. Description of software and apps: for FDM Translations (2010-utd)
  3. Notes for a TV commercial: for Sound Films (UK), 2009
  4. Mediterranean recipes: for Global Editions (Valencia, Spain), 2004
  5. Travel guide data: for Uno Ediciones (Valencia, Spain), 2004
  6. Book: Oliveira Malvar, Mercedes; La educación sentimental: una propuesta para adolescentes, Icaria (Barcelona: 1998)

Participation at other events: 

  1. The online academic, LJMU, 30th June 2016
  2. LJMU APSS Research Day, Liverpool John Moores, judge at the award panel for conference papers and poster presentations, 23rd June 2016
  3. PowerPoint Advanced, LJMU, 6th April 2016
  4. Digcult: Theory, Context and the Internet, University of Salford, MediaCityUK, 13th-14th June 2012
  5. Methods and Challenges of Researching Social Networks, University of Manchester, 20th March 2012
  6. Studying Gender Policy Change, University of Manchester, 08th March 2012
  7. Mixed Methods for Network Research, University of Manchester, 22nd February 2012
  8. Round Table: Audre Lorde. Black Feminism is not White Feminism in Black Face, University of Manchester, 22nd February 2012
  9. Round Table: Reproducing Latin America, University of Manchester, 12th December 2011
  10. Ethics of Internet research, University of Manchester, 21th November 2011
  11. Comprofes, Seminar for Teachers of Spanish, 19th-24th November 2011
  12. Digital Methods: Tools for Analysis, University of Manchester, 10th November 2011
  13. Understanding Violence in Latin America, University of Manchester, 6th October 2011

 

Other publications:

  1. Manes / La Cuentacuentos, Torremozas (Madrid: 2008).

 

Other:

XX International Literary Award “Ana María Matute”, April 2008, organized by Editorial Torremozas, Spain

Webmaster:

  • Creation of a blog for the research project “Feminization of Labour”, 2012
  • Creation of a blog for the Conference “Material Matters” at the University of Giessen, 2014
  • Creation of a blog for FLAME Research Centre, MMU (Transferred ownership)
  • Creation of a blog for a Regional PGR Network of Spanish and Latin American Screen Studies (under development)

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