My experience includes different institutions and countries. I began as a Seminar coordinator and Teaching Assistant in the Autonomous University of Barcelona while completing my doctoral thesis. After that I was awarded a fellowship to teach Spanish in Eastern Europe. Between 2015 and 2016 I worked as Teaching Fellow in Spanish at the University of Birmingham. I have also been a language tutor at the Instituto Cervantes and at the University of Leeds. Further to this experience, I have also carried out research stays in Paris, Mexico City and Leeds as a visiting scholar.
I have taught Spanish language, Comparative Literature and Hispanic culture modules, along with researching into the Spanish 19th Century and fin-de-siècle from the perspective of Gender and Cultural Studies.
My doctoral thesis elaborated on the dynamics related to sickness and gender as ways of understanding subjectivity and identity in Spanish fin-de-siècle literature. I have also investigated aesthetic movements from the period from a transnational point of view, female travel writing between the Spain and the US and literary and cultural representations of sickness and science. In my recent investigations, I am approaching leisure practices such as taking the waters, hypnosis or scientific popular museums as ways of tackling sickness as a modern experience in a global Hispanic world.
Beyond my research scope, I am also interested in the use of new language learning methodologies, especially those involving a communicative perspective, with a strong focus on the use of digital environments and blended learning.
I am currently teaching Spanish language modules in year 2 and year 3.
I am interested in language learning and language pedagogy, particularly peer and self-assessment.
ALBA DEL POZO GARCIA, 2016. Divinos cadáveres: género, discurso médico y colecciones anatómicas en la leyenda de Pedro González de Velasco Dynamis: Acta Hispanica ad Medicinae Scientiarumque Historiam Illustrandam. 36(1), 73-92