PhD Candidate, SCRIPTS Cluster
Education and Work Experience
Since 2020: Doctoral Researcher, BGTS, Cluster of Excellence SCRIPTS
2019-2020: Universitat de Barcelona, M.A. Citizenship and Human Rights: Ethics and Politics
2017-2020 Universität Heidelberg, M.A. Global History
2014-2017: Universität Heidelberg, B.A. Geschichte
Academic Appointments and Scientific Outreach
2019: Universität Heidelberg, Dezernat Internationale Beziehungen, Lectureship
2017-2018: Student Assistant, Universität Heidelberg, Department of Eastern European History
Cuba: An Island Worth an Empire, Tobias Klee, Mondays, 12:00-14:00
My dissertation will contribute to the project “Gender, Borders, Memory“ (GBM). GBM, which is
part of the Research Unit Borders of the “Scripts Cluster of Excellence“, analyses the relationship
between gender, historical memory, and contestations of the liberal (border) script in the context of
the Catalan separatist movement.
My thesis will investigate the emergence of Catalan nationalism past 1898, the year when Spain lost its remaining colonies to the United States, and thus its status as an imperial power. As a result, Spain experienced a crisis of masculinity and imperial identity. Catalans meanwhile saw their chance to establish themselves as the emerging political power on the Iberian peninsula against Spanish "sexlessness". Given this context, I will investigate these questions in my thesis: How did Catalans employ conceptions of gender, gendered language, and gendered imagery to craft their national identity? To what extend did they use gender to differentiate Catalonia from Spain?