Professor Ben Bollig

Professor Ben Bollig

Associate College Lecturer in Spanish


I studied Spanish and Latin American Studies at Nottingham and King’s College, London, before teaching at universities in London and then at the University of Leeds (2006-2011). Since 2011, I have been the tutorial fellow in Spanish at St Catherine’s, with responsibility for Spanish at St John’s. In 2016 I was named Professor of Spanish American Literature.

I teach all areas of Spanish for Prelims (first-year) papers and modern Latin American literature and film for the Final Honours School (second and final year), as well as some language. I also supervise graduate students in Latin American literature, film and culture.

Research Interests

My research centres on contemporary poetry and film in Latin America. Some of my publications include Politics and Public Space in Contemporary Argentine Poetry: The Lyric and the State (2016); a translation of Cristian Aliaga’s The Foreign Passion (Influx Press, London); and, edited with Jordana Blejmar (Liverpool University) a special edition of Bulletin of Hispanic Studies dedicated to new Argentine poetry. I am an editor of Journal of Latin American Cultural Studies.