Elia Romera Figueroa completed her BA in English and French Language and Cultures at the Universidad Autónoma de Madrid. During those years, the Centre for Latin American Studies (CEAL) awarded her with a stay at Universidade de Sâo Paulo. She then received a grant to study at UMASS Lowell for another semester. She earned her MA in Spanish and Latin American Literatures and Cultures at the University of Wyoming, where she began her current research regarding the relationship between the poetry of the Spanish Civil War and singer-songwriters during Franco’s dictatorship and the Transition to democracy.
Her interests include 20th and 21st century Spanish literature and cultural studies with a special interest on the role of singer-songwriters. She works on questions of gender, memory, postmemory and exile. She is a fellow at the Social Movements Lab, where she conducts research on the 15M, 8M and Ni una menos social movements in Spain and the Southern Cone.