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Dr Deborah Madden

Lecturer in Hispanic Studies

Deborah Madden

Confucious Institute




Dr Deborah Madden joined DeLC as Lecturer in Hispanic Studies in September 2023, having previously taught at the Universities of Manchester (2017-2020), Sheffield (2017) and Cardiff (2018). Her research centres on the intersection of sex, culture, and political history in contemporary Spain, with a particular focus on women and the political left, female sexuality, affect, trauma, memory, and sexual and gender politics.

Before joining Lancaster, Deborah was awarded a Leverhulme Trust scholarship to conduct research on sexual violence narratives in Spain (Complutense University of Madrid, 2020-2022) and, as of August 2022, she has collaborated on the transnational Heritages of Hunger project (Radboud University, Netherlands), where her work focalises the imbrication of gender, the politicisation of food, and discourses on hunger in (post-)Francoist Spain.  

Deborah’s work has featured in the Journal of Spanish Cultural Studies, the Bulletin of Hispanic Studies, and the International Journal of Iberian Studies, and her first monograph – Matilde de la Torre: Sex, Socialism and Suffrage in Republican Spain – was published with Legenda (Oxford) in 2022.

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