Dr Guillem Colom-Montero

Lecturer in Hispanic Studies (E&S)


Extension: 4577

Telephone: 01392 724577






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 22 October 2017, I delivered a Research Seminar at the Centre for Catalan Studies, Queen Mary University of London, on my research project on Quim Monzó and contemporary Catalan culture: https://www.llull.cat/english/actualitat/actualitat_noticies_detall.cfm?id=34737&url=queen-mary-catalan-seminar-by-dr-guillem-colom-montero.html


I regularly disseminate my research to non-specialist audiences through public and media engagement. 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.