Dr Abraham Hernández Cubo PhD
Teacher of Spanish
Dr. Abraham Hernández Cubo is originally from Madrid and joined King’s College London in 2022. He graduated in English and German Studies from the Universidad Complutense de Madrid and in Film Direction from the Film and Audiovisual School of Madrid (ECAM). After working in the film and audiovisual industry in Spain, Abraham moved overseas to start his career as a teacher of Spanish, firstly in the secondary education sector in Germany and New Zealand, and later in higher education in Australia. Abraham was an AECID-MAEC Lecturer of Spanish at La Trobe University, a Spanish instructor at Monash University and a head tutor and subject coordinator of Spanish and Latin American Studies at the University of Melbourne. Abraham has lectured on Spanish language, Spanish and Latin American cinema and literature as well as cultural studies of the Spanish-speaking world. He is very passionate about teaching in all these areas and has extensive experience in teaching Spanish to students of all proficiency levels.
Abraham holds an MA in Applied Linguistics from La Trobe University and a PhD in Spanish cinema from the University of Melbourne. In his master’s degree, Abraham consolidated his knowledge on the teaching and learning of Spanish as a second language. His research in this discipline examines the role of language ideology in L2 Spanish pedagogy, especially vis-à-vis attitudes towards processes of standardisation and the recognition of dialectal variation in L2 Spanish instruction. In his doctoral research, Abraham studied the representation of childhood in Spanish cinema, tracing its evolution throughout the recent history of Spain and analysing how these cinematic portrayals relate to the socio-political, historical and cultural circumstances unfolding off screen. His investigation is informed by a multi-theoretical framework, which draws on film, genre, representation, reception, memory, gender, childhood and cultural studies, among others.
Hernández Cubo, Abraham. (Forthcoming). “A cross-regional study on the recognition of dialectal diversity in the uses of Spanish past tenses in L2 Spanish textbooks”.
Hernández Cubo, Abraham. (Forthcoming). “As if Franco had never existed? The intrusive past in Pedro Almodóvar’s Tacones lejanos/High heels (1991)”.
Hernández Cubo, Abraham. (Forthcoming). “‘They will pluck out your eyes’ or how fearful children revolt in Spanish cinema’.
Hernández Cubo, Abraham. 2019. “¿Hoy te has levantado o te levantaste? Treatment of dialectal variation in the presentation of past tenses in L2 Spanish textbooks published in Spain”, Estudios de Lingüística Aplicada 69: 101-142. doi: 10.22201/enallt.01852647p.2019.69.830