Alex Saum-Pascual is Assistant Professor of Spanish at UC Berkeley. In the Department of Spanish and Portuguese she teaches Contemporary Spanish Literature and Digital Cultures. She received her Ph.D in Spanish at the University of California, Riverside, and completed a Masters of Spanish and Foreign Language Pedagogy at the University of Delaware.
Professor Saum-Pascual teaches a broad range of undergraduate and graduate courses on Post Civil-War Spanish culture and literature, combining the study of literary texts with other cultural products of the 20th and 21st centuries. She has taught courses exploring the role of media on the construction of the Spanish imaginary, the importance of television shows and their adaptation of social realists works, and the role of theater, popular music, or the Web and social media, as means of social protest. Her research expands on the relationship between literature and digital technologies, questioning what this means for contemporary writing. She is currently completing a manuscript on electronic literature in Spain. By applying a methodological scope coming from the fields of New Media and Electronic Literature, she offers a unique contribution to the field of Digital Humanities in Spanish, and to Spanish literary and cultural studies overall.