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Elia Romera Figueroa,

Elia Romera Figueroa

Elia Romera Figueroa is PhD student in the Department of Romance Studies (Spanish Track) at Duke University.

Interests: Popular culture in Spain during the 20th century, Counter-culture, Gender Studies, Social Movements, Sound Studies, Performence Studies, Memory and Postmemory Studies.  

Current Research: Her research focuses on women singers during the 1960s, 1970s and 1980s in Spain, gendering the anti-Franco struggle, and researching about the engagement of many of those protest singers with Second-Wave Feminists movements. Among the case studies are: Teresa Rebull, Elisa Serna, Julia León, Marina Rossell, Rosa León, Guillermina Motta, Lourdes Iriondo, Margariña Valderrama, and others.

Fellowships: 
Bacca Fellow (2021-2022)
PhD Lab in Digital Knowledge (2020-2021)
Kenan Institute for Ethics (2019-2020)
Social Movements Lab (Franklin Humanities Institute) (2017-2020)


Education:
- PhD. Iberian Cultural Studies. Duke University (Expected April 2023)
- M.A. Romance Studies (Spanish). Duke University (2020)
- M.A. Spanish and Latin American Literature. University of Wyoming (2017)
- B.A. Modern Languages (English and French), Universidad Autónoma de Madrid (2014)
     - Convenios Internacionales Award. University of Massachusetts Lowell (Spring 2014)
     - Centre for Latin American Studies Award - Universidade de São Paulo (Fall 2013)

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Web Page:  https://duke.academia.edu/EliaRomeraFigueroa

Teaching (Fall 2021):

  • SPANISH 331S.01, INTRO LIT FILM POPULAR CULTURE Synopsis
    Friedl Bdg 126, TuTh 03:30 PM-04:45 PM
Keywords:

Art and literature • Literature and folklore • Literature and society • Music

Recent Publications

  1. Romera-Figueroa, E, Feminismos en la Nueva Canción Ibérica, in Una nueva historia de los feminismos ibéricos., edited by Johnson, R; Bermúdez, S (2021), pp. 453--467, Tirant lo Blanch, ISBN 8418656220
  2. Romera Figueroa, E, Voiced Postmemories: Rozalén’s “Justo” as a Case Study of Singing, Performing, and Embodying Mourning in Spain, Status Quaestions, vol. 18 (2020), pp. 203-220  [abs]


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