Marta Ferrer Gómez

Graduate Student in Latin American and Iberian Cultures

Columbia University

Marta Ferrer Gómez received her B.A. in Spanish and Latin American Studies at the University of Salamanca (Spain). She also holds two master's degrees: a M.Phil. in Avant-Garde and Post Avant-Garde Cultures from the University of Salamanca (Spain) and a MSc in Visual and Material Cultures from the School of History at Edinburgh University (UK). As a visiting researcher, she worked on an M.Phil. thesis in the department of Spanish and Portuguese at the University of Cambridge (UK).

Ferrer Gómez's focus of interest is on the 19th and early 20th centuries interaction between religious and scientific discourses in the West, with a special emphasis on the Peninsular archive (Spanish and Portuguese) and on the intersection between spirituality, gender, social movements and popular culture. She tries to combine a cultural history approach with archival research on textual and visual material, fictional and non-fictional and she is particularly interested in 19th-century early visual technologies and their social articulation within the discourse of modernity, urban culture and the trafficking of ideas within and beyond the Iberian Peninsula.