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)

Current Appointments & Affiliations

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