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Elia Romera Figueroa,

Elia Romera Figueroa

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

Interests: Literary and Cultural Iberian Studies during the 20th and 21st centuries; Counter-culture; Gender, Sexuality, and Feminist Studies; Social Movements; 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 the engagement of many protest singers with Spain's Second-Wave Feminists movement. Among the case studies are: Teresa Rebull, Elisa Serna, Julia León, Marina Rossell, Rosa León, Guillermina Motta, Lourdes Iriondo, Margariña Valderrama, and many others.

Duke in Madrid Fellow - Global Education(2022-2023)
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)

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

Recent Publications

  1. Romera-Figueroa, E, La copla ‘María de la O’ entre generaciones: de El Molino (1933) a Menudas estrellas (1995), Bulletin of Spanish Studies, vol. 99 no. 3 (January, 2022), pp. 423-448 [doi]  [abs]
  2. 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
  3. 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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