Dr Guillem Colom-Montero

Lecturer in Hispanic Studies (E&S)


Extension: 4577

Telephone: 01392 724577




My research focuses on contemporary Peninsular literature and culture, with a particular focus on Catalan Studies, theories of nation and nationalisms in Spain, masculinities and sexualities, and transnational cultural approaches to tourism in Spain.

My PhD in Hispanic Studies, awarded by Bangor University in 2015, analysed the work of Catalan author Quim Monzó in the context of post-Franco Catalan and Spanish politics. The current strands of my research include the preparation of my first monograph, which expands on my doctoral research on contemporary Catalan culture, and the development of my new project on transnational approaches to the cultures of tourism in the Spanish Mediterranean.

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.