I am a scholar of contemporary Iberian literature and visual cultures and Assistant Professor of Hispanic Studies and Digital Humanities at McGill University. My research examines the articulation of agency and subjectivity, performance of identity, and visualization of knowledge in 20th- and 21st-century Spain, Portugal, and Ibero-Africa, particularly in relation to recent debates on transitional politics, subcultural theory, digital culture, gender, and the body. I am writing a book titled “Perverted Politics: Imagining the Body in the Film and Photography of the Movida Madrileña, 1976-1988,” and developing two applied and theoretical digital projects, “Mapping the Movida,” an open web archive that identifies cultural hubs and networks during Spain’s transition to democracy, and “Digital Rhetoric of Iberian Democracy,” a Twitter and parts-of-speech analysis project of Spain’s Podemos and Ciudadanos, and Portugal’s LIVRE! political parties. I also organize and lead the research group Experimental Spain, which discusses trends in experimental and digital Spanish cultural studies.
Ceia, Vanessa. “Un/framing identity: Space and colour in Pedro Almodóvar’s Pepi, Luci, Bom y otras chicas del montón/Pepi, Luci, Bom and Other Girls Like Mom (1980).” Studies in Spanish and Latin American Cinemas 13.3 (Sep 2016): 247-263.
Previous academic appointments:
Postdoctoral Fellow in Romance Languages and Literatures at Harvard University (2016-17)
Visiting Assistant Professor of Spanish Literature and Culture at Moravian College (2015-16)
Visiting Scholar of Hispanic Studies and Digital Humanities at Brown University (2015-16)