Vanessa Ceia (PhD, New York University)
Research Interests: Contemporary Spanish Cultural Studies; Iberian Cinemas; Gender, Sexuality, and Feminist Studies; Digital and Spatial Humanities
Professor Ceia’s research examines constructions of subcultural and gender identities in contemporary Iberian cinema and literature, particularly in relation to contemporary debates about the body, queer theory, transitional politics, and space. She has published on the cinema of Pedro Almodóvar and Iván Zulueta and is currently writing a book on representations of the body in the film and photography of the Movida madrileña. Prof. Ceia is also working on two digital humanities projects:"Mapping the Movida," a geospatial archive that visualizes and examines subcultural hubs and creative networks in post-Franco Madrid, and “Hispanic Digital Feminist Networks,” a Twitter analysis project that examines the transatlantic development of Spanish hashtags of feminist solidarity. She is a current member of McGill's Gender, Sexuality, Feminist and Social Justice Studies Advisory Committee.
Before joining McGill, Prof. Ceia was a Postdoctoral Fellow in Romance Languages and Literatures at Harvard University and Visiting Scholar at Brown University. She earned her PhD from New York University.