Elisabeth Bolorinos Allard JRF Research
Elisabeth Bolorinos Allard: How cultural identity is defined in relation to ethnicity, language, and faith in colonialist and nationalist ideologies
My research centres on the question of how cultural identity is defined in relation to ethnicity, language, and faith in colonialist and nationalist ideologies. My first book -which was awarded the Association of Hispanists of GB publication prize for 2018- examines Spanish visual and textual portrayals of Muslim and Jewish cultures in colonial Morocco in the early twentieth century, drawing out questions about Spain’s own cultural identity that emerged as a result of its contact with North Africa. My current project explores the varying definitions of race in Spanish fascism from its literary and philosophical origins to its ideological expression during the Spanish Civil War. I also convene ‘The Long History of Identity, Ethnicity, and Nationhood’, a network based in the Oxford Research Centre in the Humanities.