Alison Ribeiro de Menezes read Spanish and French at St Anne's College, Oxford, completing a DPhil in Spanish in 1997. From 1995 to 2012 she lectured in the Department of Spanish at University College Dublin, and she retains a fond affection for Dublin.
She moved to Warwick in 2012 to lead the establishment of the new Hispanic Studies department. She specializes in modern Spanish literature and culture, but also has interests in Portuguese and Latin American narrative, and prose and drama of the Spanish Golden Age.
Alison is working on a project provisionally entitled The Dead and the Disappeared, which will examine the mechanisms by which memory debates in some national or regional contexts intersect with and influence others. She is also co-editing a series of essays on The Future of Memory in Spain with Dr Stewart King of Monash University, and planning work on modern Spanish narrative with Dr Catherine O'Leary of the University of St Andrews.