During her tenure as a Wall Scholar, Dr. Casas Aguilar will advance two interrelated projects: she will forge ahead with the research for a new book manuscript entitled Images of Difference: Regionalism and Tourism in Spain, 1960-2017. Through analyses of films, photographs, and advertisements, as well as government and citizens’ initiatives, including public protests against tourists and the tourist industry, this project addresses the central place of tourism in Spain from the 1960s to the present and how tourism has been a powerful force in reimagining Spain and its regions. She will also be completing the final revisions of her first book entitled Fatherhood in Spain after Dictatorship. This book examines how numerous authors who grew up in Catalonia during Francisco Franco’s dictatorship confronted and reconstituted the regime’s model of fatherhood and masculinity during the transition to democracy.
Anna Casas Aguilar
Dr. Anna Casas Aguilar’s work explores the intimate connections between gender, nationalisms, and regionalisms in modern Spanish and Catalan literature and visual culture. She has published extensively on material culture, objects and the body in the Spanish-speaking world in peer-reviewed venues such as Revista de Estudios Hispánicos, Journal of Spanish Cultural Studies, Bulletin of Hispanic Studies, and Romance Quarterly, and has served as guest co-editor for a special volume of the Catalan Review.