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Leticia Fernández-Fontecha joins the IILP under the Juan de la Cierva contract -Training

  • June 26th, 2020
Leticia Fernández-Fontecha

Leticia Fernández-Fontecha is a writer and a historian of medicine. She has specialized in the history of childhood pain in the West between the 19th and 20th centuries, to which she dedicated her doctoral thesis Childhood, Pain and Emotion: A Modern Medical History (University of Greenwich, 2017). Her recent work has focused on the experience of childhood during the Spanish Civil War and the impact of humanitarian ideas on the future of education in Spain. She is the author of the book La piel o el cuerpo (Pre-textos, 2018), which won the XXXII Unicaja Poetry Prize, and editor of ¡Y todavía dibujan! (La Uña Rota, 2019). Her articles have appeared in English and Spanish in several collective books (University of Illinois Press; Routledge; Oxford University Press) and in magazines such as Ahora, ABC, or El Mundo. Her research and creative writing has been supported by various scholarships (University of Iowa, 2019; University of Greenwich, 2013-2017; Residencia de Estudiantes, 2011-2012; Fundación Amigos del Museo del Prado, 2007-2009). She has completed postdoctoral and research stays at the Courtauld Institute of Art, Columbia University, and Columbia Global Centers (Paris). She is currently preparing an edition on English and North American writer’s words on the Spanish Civil War, for La Uña Rota, a book on the relationship between pain and exile and a play on hysteria.