Dr Guillem Colom-Montero

Lecturer in Hispanic Studies (E&S)


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Telephone: 01392 726282

My research focuses on contemporary Hispanic culture and politics, with a particular focus on Catalan Studies, transnational cultural approaches to tourism in Spain, masculinities and sexuality studies, and theories of nation and nationalism in contemporary Spain. 

The current strands of my research include the preparation of my first monograph, which expands on my doctoral research on the interrelations between literary author Quim Monzó and contemporary Catalan culture, and the development of my new project on the cultural responses to overtourism in Spain.


On 13 September 2018, I participated in the Round Table closing the International Conference 'Mediating the Catalan Independence Movement', organised by the Centre for Catalan Studies at Queen Mary, University of London; the Centre for Iberian and Latin American Visual Studies (CILAVS) at Birbeck, University of London; and the Institute of Modern Languages Research (IMLR), University of London: http://www.bbk.ac.uk/cilavs/2018/07/22/mediating-the-catalan-independence-movement/ . Here is a blog entry on the conference written by University of Nottingham undergraduate student Harry Churchill: https://modernlanguagesresearch.blogs.sas.ac.uk/2018/09/17/mediating-the-catalan-independence-movement/


I regularly disseminate my research to non-specialist audiences through public and media engagement. On 23 September 2018, I published the piece 'Què en fem, de la cultura de la normalització?' in Núvol, where I discussed the impact of the Catalan independence process on the politics and discourses of cultural normalization: https://www.nuvol.com/critica/que-en-fem-de-la-cultura-de-la-normalitzacio/
On 22 December 2017, I featured in a two-page interview on my project on tourism in the Balearic newspaper Ara Balears: https://www.arabalears.cat/premium/societat/Guillem-Colom-Montero-transformacions-Mallorca_0_1929407192.html
I have also commented on Spanish and Catalan politics through a variety of British media channels: in the period after the Catalan Referendum on 1 October 2017, I was interviewed on several BBC television and radio outlets. Here is a sample: live interview on BBC World Service's programme BBC Newshour on Wednesday 4 October, 2pm: listen to my appearance here or listen to the full programme here.