Lines of Research

My main research focus for the past fifteen years has been war, the major wars and conflicts of the twentieth and twenty-first centuries (the two world wars and the Holocaust, the Spanish Civil war, the Vietnam War, the Korean War, the Falkland Islands War, the Iran-Iraq War, the Gulf War, among others). However, my interest does not lie in the military aspects of war. I am captivated by the challenges involved in its representation, particularly by its profound and lasting impact on contemporary culture and society.

In both literature and cultural studies, there has been a growing interest in understanding the representation of war. My research explores the complex landscapes of trauma and memory, shedding light on how second and third generations struggle with the repercussions of conflicts they did not experience first-hand, but which have deeply affected them. I am especially drawn to the aesthetic re-imaginings of conflict and the myriad ways narratives capture and convey both the turmoil of war and its aftermath.