Alba Solà Garcia

Ph.D. Candidate, Hispanic Studies

Alba Solà Garcia (Barcelona, 1986) received a BA in Humanities (Universitat Pompeu Fabra, 2009), where she won a grant for an academic stay in the Universidad de las Américas (Puebla, Mexico). She specialized in literary analysis (MA in Creative Writing, Universitat Pompeu Fabra, 2010) and Latin American literature and culture (MA in Latin American Studies, Universidad Complutense de Madrid, 2011). Her publications include her MA dissertation “Rescribir el horror. Historia y poética de la memoria en la obra de Roberto Bolaño” (Catedral Tomada, Journal of Latin American Literary Criticism, Pittsburgh University, 2013). In Spain, she worked as a teacher, translator, corrector, and editor.

Her research interests focus on cultural production, dictatorial repression, and collective memory in Hispanic contexts. She is currently working on rural migration, urban modernization, and the collective memory of peripheral areas in Barcelona under the Francoist regime.

Research Interests: 
  • Historical and counter-historical discourses and narratives
  • Collective memory, oral archive, and history from below
  • Discourses of urban modernization and its margins
  • Cultural production in dictatorship and post-dictatorship Hispanic contexts
  • Urban social movements
  • Contemporary Hispanic film and literature
Courses Taught: 
  • SPAN 219: Text and Contexts (2018)
  • SPAN 223: Introduction to Literary Analysis (2017)
  • SPAN 202: Advanced Spanish (2017)
  • SPAN 130: Intermediate Spanish (2016)