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Gabriela Badica


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Gabriela Badica

I obtained my B.A. with a double major in English Literature and Spanish from the University of British Columbia (UBC) in Vancouver, Canada. I also completed my M.A. at UBC in Hispanic Studies - my Master's research analyzed the representation of education, memory, and exile as depicted through the lens of childhood and adolescence in a group of literary and cinematographic works that depict the Spanish Civil War (1936-1939). 
My graduate research at Stanford focuses on the 2008 financial crisis. I aim to study the effect that the crisis had - and continues to have - on discourses of memory in Spain and on artistic production in literature and film from 2008 to the present. I study the corpus of books released in Spain during and after the financial crisis and write about what this literaterature reveals about moments of boom and bust and about the way we organize our society. 
At Stanford, I have taught the first-year Spanish Language sequence (Spanlang 1, 2, and 3), Spanish 11C (Second Year Spanish, Cultural Emphasis) and Introduction to Iberia: Cultural Perspectives. As part of my Master's studies, I was a course instructor for introductory Spanish language courses at UBC. I also worked as a writing tutor at the UBC Writing Centre throughout my time at the university.
I also serve as the coordinator of the Writing & Money Research Unit and I have planned several conferences at Stanford (American Portuguese Studies Association Annual Meeting, October 2016, Inscribed Identities: Writing as Self Realization, May 2017 and Intersections: Exploring the Connections between Technology and Literatures, Cultures and Languages, November 2015). 


2014: M.A., Hispanic Studies, University of British Columbia (Vancouver, Canada)

  • Thesis Title: "Do not let my name be erased from history": education, memory and exile through the lens of childhood and adolescence during the Spanish Civil War (1936 - 1939)

2012: B.A., English Literature and Spanish, University of British Columbia (Vancouver, Canada)