Ph.D. Candidate in Modern Iberian Literatures and Cultures
Lena's research focuses on 20th and 21st Century Iberian cultures. She is currently interested in the (sub)cultural climate and politics of the Spanish Transition as well as political violence and its representations in a variety of discourses both under the Franco dictatorship and in its absence. She has taught both Spanish and Catalan languages at Stanford.
"Carl Schmitt and the Basque Conflict: From the Design of Francoism to Spanish Democracy." Journal of Spanish Cultural Studies 13.1: 59-81.
"The Homogenizing Gaze: Barcelona Tourism, National Identity, and the State." XV Forum for Iberian Studies, National Identities at the Intersection: Literature and Visual Media. Faculty of Medieval and Modern Languages, Oxford University, Oxford, UK. June 20-22, 2012.
(2008) B.A., Arizona State University, Spanish.