Lecturer in Spanish
Diana worked for various year as a PG teaching assistant and language tutor at the University of Leeds and as a Lecturer in Latin American Studies at Queen’s University Belfast teaching both content and language modules at all levels before joining SLCL.
Her research interests include contemporary Latin American literature, especially Cuban literature; the relationship between contemporary cultural production, cultural identity and society in Cuba; Spanish and Latin American detective fiction, and the representation of cultural memory and cultural identity in crime fiction.
Ajiaco, Rum and Coffee: Food and Identity in Leonardo Padura’s Detective Fiction
Published on the website of the Arts and Humanities College (UCD)
The “Other” Havana of Leonardo Padura Fuentes: Palimpsests, Heterotopias and Cultural Subversion in La Neblina del Ayer
A talk on Leonardo Padura Funete’s novel La Neblina del Ayer and the different ways the city of Havana was represented (November 2012)
Maria Lydia Polotto
PhD candidate in Spanish