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Jo Evans BA, PhD (Cantab) came to UCL in 1995 after lecturing at Edinburgh University (1989-1994).
Research Summary
Her research interests are in Spanish film and literature, feminist and psychoanalytical narrative and film theory, theories of space and mobility, national identity and migration. She is presently focusing on the changing representation of rural/urban space and the family in Spanish film from the 1920s onwards. She is the author of books on the Franco Regime poet Ángela Figuera Aymerich and on the Spanish director Julio Medem. She has published widely on Spanish film and narrative, and her papers on Julio Medem, Juan Antonio Bardem, Ramón Salazar, Juanma Bajo Ulloa, Imanol Uribe and Víctor Erice have appeared in Screen, New Cinemas, Studies in Hispanic Cinemas, Hispanic Research Journal, and Bulletin of Hispanic Studies. She has presented conference papers at universities in the UK, Spain and United States and was a consultant for the BBC series, The Art of Spain. Forthcoming publications include book chapters on Spanish women film-makers and on the Argentinian poet, journalist and playwright, Alfonsina Storni. 
Teaching Summary
Dr Evans has introduced courses on Spanish narrative, poetry, theatre and film at UCL, and has taught courses on Spanish Film at Cambridge University and the University of Royal Holloway. She contributes to Faculty BA and MA core courses (SPAN1201, SPAN1210), teaches Departmental undergraduate modules on translation and film (SPAN2304, SPAN4302), and an MA course option on Spanish Film (SPANG001) that may be taken by Film Studies, Gender Studies or Hispanic Studies students.
OCT-2009 Senior Lecturer Spanish and Latin American Studies University College London, United Kingdom
JAN-1995 – SEP-2008 Lecturer Spanish and Latin American Studies University College London, United Kingdom
SEP-1989 – DEC-1994 Lecturer Hispanic Studies University of Edinburgh, United Kingdom
Academic Background
1994 PhD Doctor of Philosophy – Modern Spanish Poetry University of Cambridge
1986 BA Bachelor of Arts – Modern and Medieval Languages Tripos University of Cambridge
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