Dr Victoria Pastor-González

Senior Lecturer

Professional Biography

Victoria Pastor-González is a Senior Lecturer in Spanish with extensive experience in Higher Education. She also worked as a radio producer and broadcaster and held posts in academic management.

Her research interests include Spanish and Latin American docudrama, representations of memory, trauma and political conflict in film; and multimodal pedagogies. She has published in the areas of fact-based drama, employability and languages; and learner generated materials.

Her current research focuses on contemporary female biopics and she recently published a book chapter arguing for the significance of domestic spaces in the genre. As part of her pedagogical approach to teaching Modern Languages, she is currently exploring the integration of visual literacy in the Modern Languages curriculum; and the use of learner generated digital materials to encourage student engagement.

Qualifications

  • Postgraduate Certificate in Research Degree Supervision, Northampton University (in progress)
  • Postgraduate Certificate in Education, Universidad Complutense de Madrid, Madrid, 2007
  • PhD in European Film, University of Hull, Hull, 2006
  • MA in Contemporary Literature and Film, University of Hull, Hull, 1999
  • BA Hons. in English Language and Literature, Universidad de Málaga, Málaga, 1997

Relevant Past Employment

  • 2009-present: Senior Lecturer, Regent’s Institute of Languages and Culture, Regent’s University London, London 
  • Interim Head of the Department of Languages and Cross-Cultural Studies (October 2012-April 2013)
  • Co-Pathway Leader in Spanish and Portuguese (March to September 2012)
  • 2007-2009 and 2004-2005: Associate Teaching Fellow, Department of Hispanic Studies, University of Exeter, Exeter
  • 2007: Radio broadcaster and script editor Asociación de Emisoras Municipales de Andalucía, Sevilla, Spain
  • 1998-2004: Lector of Spanish and Language Tutor (Spanish), Department of Hispanic Studies/The Language Institute, University of Hull, Hull
  • 1997-1998: Language Assistant (Spanish), Department of Spanish, University of Northumbria, Newcastle

Publications

  • Pastor-González, V. (2018) ‘The Spaces In-between, Domestic Space in Contemporary Docudramas’ in M. de Rosa, S. Baschiera (eds.), Domestic Spaces in Film, Edinburgh: Edinburgh University Press 
  • Pastor-González, V. (2016) ‘Spanish Docudrama: Of Heroes and Celebrities’ in T. Ebbrecht-Hartmann, D. Paget (eds.), Docudrama on European Television, New York and Basingstoke: Palgrave Macmillan 
  • Lallana, A., & Pastor-González, V. (2016) ‘Spanish for business: a journey into employability’ in E. Corradini, K. Borthwick and A. Gallagher-Brett (Eds), Employability for languages: a handbook Dublin: Research-publishing.net
  • Pastor-González, V. (2016) Study Guide for Clara Campoamor, la mujer olvidada, FILTA study guides, available at http://www.filta.org.uk/
  • Pastor-González. V. (2011) ‘Solas’ in the Directory of World Cinema: Spain, London: Intellect
  • Pastor-González. V. (2010) ’The Passion of Antonio Delgado. Religious Iconography in the mini-series Padre Coraje’ in the Journal of Studies in Documentary Film Volume 4 Issue 3 pp. 283-299
  • Pastor-González. V. (2005) ’The "present absents" in Kieslowski’s Three Colours Trilogy’ in Everett W & Goodbody A (eds) Revisiting Space: Space and Place in European Cinema, Oxford: Peter Lang.


 

Research Interests

Research interest include docudrama in the Hispanic world and Europe; contemporary female biopics; multimodal pedagogies and the use of audio-visual material for language learning and teaching; the development of Learner Generated Digital Material for language learning and teaching; curriculum development and assessment strategies. 

Awards

  • 2016 Regent’s University Award for Excellence in Teaching, Learning and Assessment (students’ nomination)
  • 2005 Carl Baron Student of the Year, University of Hull

Professional Affiliation(s)/Accreditation

  • Fellow of Higher Education Academy
  • Member of NECS Publication Committee (European Network for Cinema and Media Studies) 
  • Member of FILTA (Film in Language Teaching Association) 
  • Member of FLAME Research Centre (Film, Languages and Media in Education) 
  • Member of ELE-UK (Association for the teaching of Spanish in Higher Education) 
  • Sub-editor of the European Journal of Cinema and Media Studies (NECSUS) 

Teaching

  • Spanish for Business Stage 2
  • Spanish for Business Stage 3 
  • Spanish for Business Stage 6
  • Spanish for Business Level 6
  • Talking Pictures, Advance Spanish Through Film 

Courses Developed

  • Spanish for Business Stage 3 
  • Spanish for Business Stage 6
  • Spanish for Business Level 6
  • Talking Pictures, Advance Spanish Through Film