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Dr. Catherine Barbour
Assistant Professor, Hispanic Studies

Biography

Dr Catherine Barbour joined Trinity as Assistant Professor in Hispanic Studies in January 2022. She was previously Lecturer in Spanish at the University of Surrey (2018-2021), and also held posts at Queen's University Belfast (2018) and the University of St Andrews (2016-2017), where she was awarded her PhD in 2016. In 2018, she was Visiting Fellow at the Institute of Languages, Cultures and Societies (ILCS, formerly IMLR), School of Advanced Study, University of London on the Open World Research Initiative Translingual Strand 'Cross-Language Dynamics: Reshaping Community'.

Dr Barbour specialises in contemporary Iberian (especially Galician) literary and cultural studies, with a focus on representations of gender, migration and translingualism in literature and visual culture. She also has keen interests in comparative literature and multilingual education. Her publications include the monograph Contemporary Galician Women Writers, published by Legenda in 2020, and she is currently working on her second book project on translingual feminisms in Iberian cultural production.

She leads the multidisciplinary research network 'Women's (Im)Mobility in Times of Crisis', a collaboration with the University of São Paulo and the University of Surrey funded by the University Global Partnership Network that investigates the impact of 'crises' on mobility and gender equality.

Dr Barbour is a Fellow of the Higher Education Academy and in 2019 was awarded the University of Surrey Vice Chancellor's Award for Early Career Teacher of the Year.

She welcomes PhD proposals relating to any of her areas of interest, especially on topics focusing on gender, migration and minority cultures.

Publications and Further Research Outputs

Peer-Reviewed Publications

Land, Art and Activism in Galician Writing by Women: Teresa Moure's A intervención (2010) in, editor(s)Kate Averis, Margaret Littler and Godela Weiss-Sussex , Contested Communities: Small, Minority and Minor Literatures in Europe, Cambridge, Legenda - Modern Humanities Research Association, 2023, [Catherine Barbour] Book Chapter, 2023 TARA - Full Text URL

International Journal of Iberian Studies, 35, 3, (2022), Catherine Barbour and Danny Barreto, [eds.] Journal, 2022

Catherine Barbour, Of Monsters and Women: Feminist Response to Gender-based Violence in Galician Noir, International Journal of Iberian Studies, 35, (3), 2022, p271 - 291 Journal Article, 2022 TARA - Full Text DOI

Catherine Barbour and Danny Barreto, Feminisms at Work: The (Re)Production of Gender and Culture in Contemporary Galicia, International Journal of Iberian Studies, 35, (3), 2022, p225 - 232 Journal Article, 2022 TARA - Full Text DOI

Catherine Barbour, Translingual Empowerment: Exophonic Women's Writing in Catalan and Spanish, Parallax, 28, (1), 2022 Journal Article, 2022 DOI TARA - Full Text

María Alonso Alonso and Catherine Barbour, Galicia on the Move, Journal of Romance Studies, 20, (3), 2020, p395-407 Journal Article, 2020 DOI TARA - Full Text

Catherine Barbour and Karina Lickorish Quinn, Los pájaros are feliz and are dreaming about gwiazdy: Facilitating Translingual Creative Writing in the Primary Classroom, English in Education, 54, (1), 2020, p6 - 26 Journal Article, 2020 DOI TARA - Full Text

Journal of Romance Studies, 20, 3, (2020), 395 - 549p, María Alonso Alonso, Catherine Barbour and Gustavo San Román, [eds.] Journal, 2020 URL

Catherine Barbour, Contemporary Galician Women Writers, Cambridge, Legenda - Modern Humanities Research Association, 2020, 1 - 146pp Book, 2020 DOI URL

Catherine Barbour, Staking a Claim: Dispute, Displacement and Galician Identity in Marta Rivera de la Cruz's Hotel Almirante (2002), Bulletin of Spanish Studies, 96, (6), 2019, p993 - 1014 Journal Article, 2019 DOI TARA - Full Text

Non-Peer-Reviewed Publications

Catherine Barbour, Galician Women Writers: Language, Politics, Identity, 2023, - Miscellaneous, 2023

Catherine Barbour, Author Pages - Teresa Moure, Centre for the Study of Contemporary Women's Writing, Institute of Languages, Cultures and Societies, 2022, - Miscellaneous, 2022 URL

Catherine Barbour, Review of The Routledge Handbook of Translation and Activism, by Rebecca Ruth Gould and Kayvan Tahmasebian (eds.) , Journal of Specialised Translation, 36, 2021, p351-355 Review, 2021 TARA - Full Text URL

Catherine Barbour and Karina Lickorish Quinn, Making Space for Multilingual Creativity, 2019, - 50 Miscellaneous, 2019 URL

Catherine Barbour, Review of Canon y subversión. La obra narrativa de Rosalía de Castro, by Helena González Fernández and María do Cebreiro Rábade Villar (eds.) , Bulletin of Spanish Studies, 92, (4), 2015, p624-625 Review, 2015 DOI TARA - Full Text

Catherine Barbour, Review of Contemporary Galician Cultural Studies: Between the Local and the Global, by Kirsty Hooper and Manuel Puga Moruxa (eds.) , Forum for Modern Language Studies, 49, (3), 2013, p347-348 Review, 2013 TARA - Full Text DOI

Research Expertise

Keywords

Galician Studies; Gender Studies; Iberian Studies

Recognition

Representations

Elected member of the executive committee of the Modern Language Association Galician Forum (2020-2024)

Awards and Honours

Fellow of the Higher Education Academy

Vice Chancellor's Award for Early Career Teacher of the Year, University of Surrey 2019