St John's College Oxford
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 became 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.

I am an editor of Journal of Latin American Cultural Studies.

Research Interests

My research centres on contemporary poetry and film in Latin America. I have recently published 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 currently completing a book on poetry and public space in Argentina since the 1990s.