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Martinez del Campo, Luis Gonzaga

Juan de la Cierva Postdoctoral Researcher


Floor 10 - Office 1 / Phone number: (+34) 91 394 5899


I studied History and Education at the University of Zaragoza where I completed a PhD in Modern History (European Distinction) in 2014. My PhD dissertation traces the history of Spanish language teaching in England in the early 20th Century, exploring the correlation between British trade with Latin America, and the advocacy of Spanish language education in England. My doctoral research took me to carry out short research internships at the universities of London (LSE), Cambridge, Liverpool, Costa Rica and Ruhr (Germany). In 2014, I worked as a support worker for students with disabilities at University College London. Since I finished my PhD, I have been working as a Postdoctoral Researcher at the universities of Concepción (Chile), Essex (UK) and the Basque Country (Spain). Some of my publications were awarded prizes, such as the Vivien Law Prize (2015) and the “Mary Nash” Prize for Spanish Youth Researchers in History (2012).

Research lines

  • History of International Relations (particularly, British-Spanish cultural relations)
  • History of Modern Foreign Language Teaching and Learning (particularly, the history of Spanish language teaching and learning in the UK)
  • History of Gibraltar
  • History of Masculinities
  • History of Emotions
  • History of Border Communication
  • History of Education
  • Formative assessment strategies and techniques in Higher Education

Research Projects

Project: Spain and Portugal, and the Second Enlargement of the European Economic Community. A Comparative Analysis, 1974-1986. [España y Portugal ante la segunda ampliación de las Comunidades Europeas. Un estudio comparado, 1974-1986]: Ref. HAR2017-84957P. Complutense University of Madrid. Funded by the Spanish Ministry of Science and innovation. Member of the working group (September 2019-onwards).

Project:  Modern Society’s experience in Spain. Emotions, gender relations and subjectivities (19th and 20th Centuries). [La experiencia de la sociedad moderna en España: Emociones, relaciones de género y subjetividades (siglos XIX y XX)]. Ref. HAR2016-78223-C2-1-P. University of the Basque Country (UPV/EHU). Funded by the Spanish Ministry of Economy and Competitiveness. Member of the working group. (From February 2018 to September 2019).

Project: Bordering on Britishness. An oral history study of Gibraltarian identity over the 20th century. Ref. ES/K006223/1. Funded by the UK Economic and Social Research Council.  University of Essex. Senior Research Officer (From January 2016 to June 2017).

Project: UdeC’s Lecturers: Change Agents in Knowledge Society. [Profesores UdeC: Protagonistas del cambio en la sociedad del conocimiento]. Ref. UCO1203. University of Concepcion. Funded by the Chilean Ministry of Education. Member (From March 2015 to January 2016).

Project: Meine Gerchichte fur Europa (Shaping the European civil society). Ruhr Universität Bochum (Germany). Funded by Mercator Foundation. Visiting researcher (July 2013).

Project: Spanish National Culture: Political cultures, politics of the past and historiography in Modern Spain. [La Cultura nacional española: Culturas políticas, políticas del pasado e historiografía en la España contemporánea]. Ref. HAR2009-12080. University of Zaragoza. Funded by the Spanish Ministry of Science and Innovation.  Member (From January 2010 to January 2011).

Project: Public space and political cultures in Modern Spain. [Espacio público y culturas políticas en la España Contemporánea]. HUM2005-04651. University of Zaragoza. Funded by the Spanish Ministry of Education and Science. Member (From April 2007 to January 2009).


L. G. Martínez del Campo, A. Canessa & G. Orsini, ‘‘Franco Lives!’ Spanish Fascism and the Creation of a British Gibraltarian Identity", in Bordering on Britishness. Palgrave Studies in European Political Sociology, edited by Andrew Canessa, Palgrave Macmillan, Cham, 2019, pp. 167-193. DOI: https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-319-99310-2_7

L. G. Martínez del Campo, A. Canessa & G. Orsini, "A New British Subject: The Creation of a Common Ethnicity in Gibraltar", in Bordering on Britishness. Palgrave Studies in European Political Sociology, edited by Andrew Canessa, Palgrave Macmillan, Cham, 2019, pp. 121-141. DOI: https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-319-99310-2_5

G. Orsini, A. Canessa, L. G. Martínez del Campo & J. Ballantine Pereira, "Fixed Lines, Permanent Transitions. International Borders, Cross-Border Communities and the Transforming Experience of Otherness", Journal of Borderlands Studies, 34:3 (2019), pp. 361-376. DOI: https://doi.org/10.1080/08865655.2017.1344105

"A Utilitarian Subject: The Introduction of Spanish Language in British Schools in the Early Twentieth Century", in The History of Language Learning and Teaching II: 19th-20th Century Europe, ed. by Nicola McLelland and Richard Smith, Cambridge, Legenda, 2018, pp. 179–95.

"How to Be an Intellectual in Spain' in Spain in the Nineteenth Century: New Essays on Spanish Culture and Society, edited by Andrew Ginger and Geraldine Lawless, Manchester, Manchester University Press, 2018, pp. 233- 249. DOI: https://doi.org/10.7765/9781526124753.00016

L. G. Martínez del Campo, A. Canessa & G. Orsini, "An Example to the World!’ Multiculturalism in the Creation of a British Gibraltarian Identity’ in Barrier and Bridge: Spanish and Gibraltarian Perspectives on Their Border; edited by Andrew Canessa, Brighton, Sussex Academic Press / Canada Blanch Centre, LSE, 2018, pp. 102-125.

Más allá de la calificación. Instrumentos para evaluar el aprendizajeConcepción, Universidad de Concepción, 2016.

Cultural Diplomacy. A Hundred Years of the British-Spanish Society Liverpool, Liverpool University Press, 2015.

"De hispanófilo a hispanista. La construcción de una comunidad profesional en Gran Bretaña" [From Hispanophile to Hispanist. Making a New Professional Body in Great Britain], Ayer 93 (1) (2014), pp. 139-161.

"La educación del gentleman español. La influencia británica sobre la elite social española, 1898­-1936" [Making Spanish Gentlemen. British Influence on the Spanish Ruling Clases, 1898­-1936], Ayer 89 (1) (2013), pp. 123-144.

La formación del gentleman español: Las residencias de estudiantes en España, 1910–1936Zaragoza, Institución Fernando el Católico, 2012.


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