Welcome! I am a specialist in Spanish, Anglo-Spanish and Galician cultural history since 1800. After eight years at the University of Liverpool, I joined the University of Warwick in September 2012 as Associate Professor and Reader in Hispanic Studies.
I have particular interests in the networks of people, books and ideas emerging out of contact between Spain and other cultures since 1800, in relational approaches to cultural history, and in the use of digital technologies for humanities research. Above all, I specialise in the culture and literature of Galicia, the small Atlantic country located in the north west of the Iberian Peninsula.
On this site you can read more about my publications (with links to open-access, full-text articles where available – including my latest article on the Earl’s Court Spanish Exhibition, 1889), my current projects (including The Edwardians and the Making of a Modern Spanish Obsession, Hispanic Liverpool, Port City Lives and Mobile Memories, Lost Communities), look up my CV or visit my occasional blog, Hispanic Britain, where I post some of the intriguing stories, odd reflections and obscure traces I’ve been turning up as part of my work on the personal, cultural, commercial and material connections between the British and Spanish empires during the long nineteenth century. If you have any questions or would like to know more about my work, just contact me!