Robert Casas Roigé

Robert Casas Roigé
  • Undergraduate Faculty
  • Graduate Faculty

Assistant Professor of Spanish

Phone
301-696-3474
Office
Tatem Arts Center, Room 209

Biography

Robert Casas Roigé completed his Ph.D. in Iberian and Latin American Cultures at Stanford University, specializing in cinema, politics and cultural studies of contemporary Spain. 

His work focuses on Spanish documentaries that critically rethink the Spanish Transition (1975-1982) by revealing underlying power dynamics from Franco’s dictatorship in current Spanish democracy. He is currently working on the publication of his manuscript "Justo el documental: excepcionalidad democrática y reparación en la no-ficción audiovisual española contemporánea."

At Hood, he has taught a variety of courses on the cinema, literature and cultures of Spain, as well as introductory, intermediate and advanced Spanish language classes. 

His areas of interest, explored both in publications and invited talks, include Spanish film and photography; Spanish and Catalan second language teaching; sites of memory in contemporary Spain; the intersections between journalism, literature, and politics; Disability Studies; Gardens as a political-literary space; and cultural representations of Barcelona.

Education

  • Ph.D., Stanford University
  • B.A., Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona