I was born in Bilbao, but as my grandparents were from León I spent all my summers there. I did my undergraduate in Art History at the Public University of the Basque Country, where I specialized in Modern Era Iconography.Once I finished my degree, I went to Scotland where I worked in PGL. In Scotland, I started to think that I would like to have a Masters, so I came back to Bilbao where I earnt my MA in Second and High School Education. I did my internship for that master at Gaztelueta School. Meanwhile, I was told about the opportunity to come to the U.S. for another master (Literature), and I went to Ilinois State University for a year and then I transferred to UIUC.
I am interested on the way that the Spanish Black Legend is being used by the popular imaginary. I am also interested on how different political parties read history in order to gain a popular base.
I am researching how the Conquest of America has been historically represented on Spanish Tv series, cinema and comics.
Licenciatura en Historia del Arte y de la Música (UPV), Spain
M.A. Second and High School Education (Universidad de Deusto), Spain
SPAN 130 (Fall 2017, Summer 2019, Summer 2021)
SPAN 142 (Spring 2018, Fall 2018, Spring 2019, Fall 2019, Spring 2020)
SPAN 202 (Summer 2022)
SPAN 204 (Spring 2020)
SPAN 208 (Spring 2021)
SPAN 228 (Spring 2019, Fall 2020)
SPAN 232 (Fall 2021, Spring 2022)
SPAN 318 (Fall 2019)