Professor of Contemporary Spanish History and Civilisation at the University of Nantes. She holds a degree in Contemporary History from the University of Zaragoza and a PhD in Political Science from the University of Paris-Panthéon-Sorbonne. Member of the University of Nantes Research Center on National Identities and Interculturalism (CRINI). Her research focuses on three thematic axes: the relationship between the army and the executive in contemporary Spain (XX-XXI centuries); the link between history and cinema with particular attention to the treatment of otherness and migration in Spanish productions; and the relationship between national identities, citizenship and migration. Her publications include L'armée espagnole (XIX-XXe siècles) (Ellipses, 2007), “Cine y migraciones. Historias de viajeros sin nombre” (Biblioteca Nueva, 2015), D’une élection à l’autre (2004-2011) ou l’histoire de José Luis Rodríguez Zapatero, une icône déchue (L’Harmattan, 2011) and L’Espagne entre dictature et démocratie: une Transition exemplaire? (Parenthèse, 2013). She is the director of the Spanish Film Festival of Nantes (

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