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Federico obtained a BA degree in French and Spanish from Bristol University in 1986. He went on to complete an MA in Spanish at Leeds University the subsequent year and was awarded a PhD by the same institution in 1992. His first teaching position was at Glasgow University in 1991 and he held positions at Aberdeen University and Hull University after that. He was appointed to King’s in 1998. He is editor of A Companion to Federico García Lorca(Woodbridge: Tamesis, 2007) and author of Federico García Lorca: The Poetics of Self-Consciousness (Woodbridge: Tamesis, 2010).

Research Interests and PhD Supervision

  • Modern Spanish fiction, poetry and film

Federico has published on 20th-century Spanish culture, including the poetry of Federico García Lorca and popular Spanish cinema. He is generally interested in metatextual devices and difficulties inherent in creative processes. He is currently working on cultural responses to Spain’s transition from dictatorship to democracy.  Federico welcomes PhD proposals on any area of modern and contemporary Spanish culture. He has supervised projects on literature by Moroccans written in Spanish, on women writers during Spain’s transition to Democracy, and on the poetry of Miguel Hernández.

For more details, please see his full research profile.


Federico teaches a number of modules on twentieth-century Spanish culture and also teaches on the core Spanish Language programme. 

Expertise and Public Engagement

Federico is often asked to talk on the subject of Federico García Lorca and is happy to consider presentations or interviews on this and other aspects of modern Spanish culture.