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Dr Catherine Barbour, Associate Lecturer

Dr Catherine BarbourContact Details
Phone: 01334 462958
Office: Quad 42

Module surgery hours:
Monday 1-2
Wednesday 11-12

Full research profile

Research and Teaching

Catherine graduated with a BA in French and Spanish from Queen's University in Belfast and an MLitt in Spanish and Latin American Studies from the University of St Andrews before completing a PhD at St Andrews in 2016.  Her research interests lie primarily in the field of Galician literature, with a focus on political, linguistic and gender identities in the contemporary novel.  She is also particularly interested in the representation of immigrant identities and sub-state national identities in Spanish literature.  Catherine’s PhD thesis, entitled ‘Identities Beyond the Canon: Pluralism and Women’s Writing in Galician Fiction, 2000-2010’, explored the competing manifestations of Galician identity in contemporary narrative by women writing in both Galician and Spanish.  She conducted interviews with Galician writers as part of the project. 

Catherine is currently preparing a book manuscript and articles based on her PhD research.

Catherine contributes to a number of undergraduate and postgraduate modules in the Department of Spanish and the School of Modern Languages.  Her research-led Honours module is entitled ‘Contemporary Galician Women Writers’. 


Review: Canon y subversión. La obra narrativa de Rosalía de Castro. Edición de Helena González Fernandez y María do Cebreiro Rábade Villar. Barcelona: Centre Dona i Literatura/Icaria Editorial
Barbour, C. S. 2015 In : Bulletin of Spanish Studies. 92, 4, p. 624-625
Research output: Research - peer-reviewBook/Film/Article review

Contemporary Galician Cultural Studies: Between the Local and the Global. Eds. Kirsty Hooper and Manuel Puga Moruxa. New York: Modern Language Association (World Literatures Reimagined, 3)
Barbour, C. S. 2013 In : Forum for Modern Language Studies. 49, p. 347 348 p.
Research output: Research - peer-reviewBook/Film/Article review