Alba Elliott Martín
Alba Elliott Martín (Madrid, Spain) is a Ph.D. candidate in the Department of Romance Languages and Literatures at Harvard University, studying a joint track of French and Spanish. Her doctoral research focuses on 20th and 21st century Hispanic and Francophone literature relating to feminist and queer theory, vegan studies, the environmental humanities, and monstrosity.
Alba received her bachelor’s degree in Combined Honours in Arts from Durham University (UK), specialising in French, German, and English Literature. She earnt a First-Class degree with a distinction in spoken French. She was awarded a scholarship to complete a master’s degree in Comparative Literature at Dartmouth College in French, Spanish, and English literatures, and has a second MA in Romance Languages and Literatures from Harvard University. She plays field hockey and squash in her free time and is an avid baker. Alba speaks French, Spanish, English, German, and Italian, and is hoping to engage with the Spanish community at Harvard through the Real Colegio Complutense and their events and projects.