AHGBI Publication Prize

The Association of Hispanists of Great Britain & Ireland Annual Publication Prize for Doctoral Students NEW!!

We are pleased to announce this year’s prize for the best two doctoral dissertations, to be published by Támesis and Legenda, respectively. The prizes, funded by the AHGBI, will provide a subvention to cover publication costs. The prizes will be awarded to the two most distinguished doctoral theses in Hispanic and Luso-Brazilian Studies submitted and approved in any university of the United Kingdom and Ireland between 1st November 2022 and 31st October 2023.

The application form must be completed by the examiners and submitted by the supervisor.

Please note that the deadline for submissions to the AHGBI Publication Prize for doctoral theses 2023-24 has been extended until the 31st January 2024. 

Queries should be sent to Dr Martín Veiga | m.veiga@ucc.ie

AHGBI Publication Prize Application Form 2024

Last year (2022-23) we were delighted to award the prizes to:

Dr Matthew Hilborn (Durham University): ‘Side-Splitting: Humour and National Identity in Contemporary Spanish Cinema (1970-2020)’. [To be published with Legenda]

Dr Victoria Adams (University of Cambridge): ‘Material Virtuality: Remaking Rio’s Past and Present throught Digital Media’. [To be published with Legenda]

Dr Eduardo Paredes Ocampo (Oxford University): ‘Staging La Vida es Sueño: Its Première and Three Contemporary Productions’. [To be published with Tamesis]

You will have the opportunity to learn more about their research project by attending the Publication Prize conference panel at the AHGIB Annual Conference (Birmingham 2024).

Previous Prize-winners


Dr Rebecca Fell (University of Cambridge): ‘Negotiating Gossip in the Spanish Realist Novel’. [Tamesis]

Dr Elena Caetano Alvarez (University of Birmingham): ‘The Empire Past and Present: Discursive Treatment of the Translatio Imperii in Alfonso X’s Estoria de Espanna as a Legitimisation of the Fecho del Imperio‘. [Tamesis]

Dr Laura Linares (University College Cork): ‘Mediating Minority: The Translation of Galician Narrative in the 21st Century (2000-2018)’. [Legenda]


Dr Jade Boyd (Bristol): ‘The Experience of the Colour in the Theatre of Federico García Lorca’. [Legenda]

Dr Luis Medina (King’s College London): ‘Where are the Borders? (Re)Imagining the Nation in Contemporary Ecuadorian Literature’. [Tamesis]

Runner-up is:

Dr Delphi May (Exeter): ‘Hybrid Acts: Representations of (Spanish-) Chineseness in Spanish Film and Television’. [Legenda]


Dr Oliver Baldwin (King’s College London): ‘Seneca’s Medea in Republican Spain: precedents, creation and impact of its 1933 production’. [Tamesis]

Dr Lucia Brandi (Liverpool): ‘Young speakers of Mexican indigenous languages: contesting language ideologies’. [Legenda]

Runner-up is:

Dr Karunika Kardak (St Andrews): ‘Opening up the Archive: Memory, Identity and Historical Fiction in Uruguay (1988-2011)’. [Legenda]


Dr Maya Feile Tomes (University of Cambridge): ‘Neo-Latin America: The Poetics of the “New World” in Early Modern Epic: Studies in José Manuel Peramás’s De Invento Novo Orbe Inductoque Illuc Christi Sacrificio [‘On the Discovery of the New World and the Introduction of the Christian Sacrament to it’] (Faenza, 1777)’. (Támesis)

Dr Brigid Catherine Lynch (University of St Andrews): ‘Dialogues of Historicity and Horizontalism in Post-Crisis Argentine Narratives’. (Legenda).


Dr Natasha Tanna (University of Cambridge): ‘Queer Genealogies in Transnational Barcelona: Maria-Mercè Marçal, Cristina Peri Rossi, and Flavia Company’. (Legenda)

Dr Imogen Choi (University of Cambridge): ‘Conflict Ethics and Political Thought in Early Peruvian Epic’ (Tamesis)


Dr Elisabeth Bolorinos Allard (Oxford University): ‘My Enemy or My Brother? Spanish Representations of Muslim and Jewish Culture during the Colonial Campaigns in Morocco, 1909-1927’. (Tamesis)

Dr Luis Castellví Laukamp (University of Cambridge): ‘Hispanic Baroque Ekphrasis: Gongora, Camargo, Sor Juana (Legenda)


Dr Carla Almanza (University of Sheffield): ‘Utopian narrative in 18th-century Spain: Generic Frameworks and Social Reformism’ (Legenda).

Dr Nicola Astudillo Jones (University of Manchester): ‘Consuming Latin America: The ¡Viva! Film Festival and Imagined Cosmopolitan Communities’ (Tamesis).


Dr Rocío Rødtjer (King’s College London): ‘Whose Ancestral Line Is It Anyway? Women, Legitimacy and the Nineteenth-Century Genealogical Imagination’ (Legenda).

Dr Mirna Vohnsen (University College Dublin): ‘Rethinking Argentinidad: Portrayals of Jews in Contemporary Argentine Cinema’ (Tamesis).