Alicia Fuentes Vega

Alicia Fuentes Vega’s field of study includes questions of art and politics as well as processes related to national identity and cultural representation, from the point of view of visual studies. Her main research interest deals with the role images played in the international rehabilitation of the Franco regime after the Second World War. Her doctoral thesis, about tourist imaginaries of Spain during the 1950s and 60s, resulted in the recent publication of the book Bienvenido, Mr. Turismo. Cultura visual del boom (Cátedra, 2017).

As an FPU fellow of the Spanish Ministry of Education, Alicia developed research stays at Freie Universität Berlin, Birkbeck University London and the University of California Berkeley, and she has recently completed a post-doc fellowship at Technische Universität Berlin with a grant by the Alexander von Humboldt Foundation.