Ángela Lavilla Cañedo

Ángela Lavilla Cañedo

Postgraduate Student and Tutor 

Email: spp12al@sheffield.ac.uk
Academia Page: https://sheffield.academia.edu/ÁngelaLavillaCañedo

I graduated from the University of Oviedo (Spain) in 2010 with a BSc, after which I changed direction and studied for an MA in Gender Studies at the University of Zaragoza (Spain) in 2011. My Master’s dissertation was a critical discourse analysis of representations of menstruation in recent Spanish textbooks.

My PhD thesis is an exploration of representations of menstruation in contemporary Hispanic literature from a feminist and comparative perspective. My research is jointly supervised by Dr Louise Johnson and Professor Philip Swanson from the Department of Hispanic Studies.


  • ‘The Bloody Corpora of Diamela Eltit and Cristina Peri Rossi’, Talking Bodies 2015 Conference, University of Chester (31 st March 2015 – 2 nd April 2015). Funded by the Learned Society Fund
  • ‘Diamela Eltit en conversación con Ángela Lavilla Cañedo y Philip Swanson’, Hispanic Research Seminar Series, University of Sheffield (11th February 2015)
  • ‘Creative Encounters with Menstruation in Contemporary Spanish and Latin American texts’, Hispanic Research Seminar Series, University of Sheffield (29th April 2015)
  • ‘The Eroticism of Menstrual Blood in Cristina Peri Rossi’, TaCo: Taboo Conference Series, University of Durham (8 th- 9 th September 2014). I was awarded a grant by The Fran Trust
  • ‘“I don’t want to be a woman”: Negotiating Womanhood and the Limits of Agency in Andrea Maturana’s ‘Yo a las mujeres me las imaginaba bonitas’’, SLC Colloquium: Conformity and Dissent, University of Sheffield (16 th May 2014)
  • ‘“My blood was the power”: Menstruation and Transgression in Diamela Eltit’s Vaca sagrada’, WiSPS Annual Conference, University of Liverpool (8 th -9 th November 2013). Funded by the Learned Society Fund


  • Poster exhibited at the ‘Troubling Gender’ Conference, University of Sheffield (24th May 2013)
  • Participant in the photography project ‘The Image Speaks’, University of Sheffield (February 2014).
  • Confounder, coeditor and contributor to the SLC Blog ‘School of Languages and Cultures Postgrads’ (March 2013 - ongoing)
  • Member of the organising team of the Conference ‘75 years since the Spanish Civil War. Perspectives from the 21st Century’, University of Sheffield (28 th March 2014)
  • I peer-review for the faculty postgraduate journal Track Changes.
  • ‘Irise Presents: I Menstrual Hygiene Day’ event (University of Sheffield, 28 th May 2014). I was invited to give a talk about my PhD thesis and the importance of doing research on menstruation at an interdisciplinary event organised by the university society Friends of Irise.

Outreach projects

  • Seminar ‘Women’s Mobilisation in the Spanish Civil War’, Discover Arts and Humanities Summer Camp, University of Sheffield (8th July 2015)


Department of Hispanic Studies
Spanish Written Language Tutor: HSS130 and HSS131

Modern Languages Teaching Centre
Spanish Graduate Teaching Assistant: MLT103A Spanish Beginner 1, MLT154 Spanish Post-Beginner 2 and MLT204 Spanish Intermediate 2

Students’ Union
Give It a Go Spanish


Translation Spa>Eng for a project in the Psychology Department
Translation Eng>Spa for the White Rose College of Arts and Humanities (WRoCAH)


AHRC/Harry Worthington Scholarship 
XIV Premio SIEM de Investigación Feminista ‘Concepción Gimeno de Flaquer’, University of Zaragoza, Second Prize