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Natasha Tanna

Dr Natasha Tanna

Positions
Lecturer in Spanish
College Teaching Officer
Fellow
Director of Studies in Spanish
Director of Studies for Part II MML

Department/College
Spanish (MML)
Christ's College

Research
Natasha Tanna is a Lecturer in Spanish at Christ’s College. She specialises in modern Latin American, Spanish, and Catalan literature, with a particular focus on gender, sexuality, exile, diaspora, and transnational identities. Her forthcoming book Queer Genealogies in Transnational Barcelona (Legenda) explores queer temporalities and alternative communities in works published from the 1960s onwards by the Catalan Maria-Mercè Marçal, Montevideo-born Cristina Peri Rossi, and Buenos Aires-born Flavia Company. It responds to the following questions: How do queer texts engage traditional perceptions of family, nation, and the literary canon? How do readers and writers connect with their predecessors? Natasha is currently working on the Cuban author Ena Lucía Portela, including how her texts draw on the life and work of the North American writer, Djuna Barnes.

Teaching
Natasha teaches and lectures across a wide range of courses in the Spanish and Portuguese Section of the Faculty of Modern and Medieval Languages. At undergraduate level, Natasha teaches Latin American studies, modern Peninsular Spanish culture, and Catalan culture, as well as critical theory, and translation. Natasha also lectures on the MPhil in European, Latin American and Comparative Literatures and Cultures. Natasha has taught outreach classes with Villiers Park and the Sutton Trust. 

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