Santiago Fouz Hernández is Professor in Hispanic Studies and Film Studies at Durham University (UK). He is author of the books "Cuerpos de cine, masculinidades carnales en el cine y la cultura popular contemporáneos" (Bellaterra, 2013) and, with Alfredo Martínez Expósito, "Live Flesh: The Male Body in Contemporary Spanish Cinema" (I. B. Tauris, 2007). He is also editor of four books, including "Spanish Erotic Cinema" (Edinburgh University Press, 2017) and "Mysterious Skin: Male Bodies In Contemporary Cinema" (I. B. Tauris, 2009), as well as editorial board member of the journal Studies in Spanish and Latin American Cinemas. He has been visiting scholar at the universities of Queensland (2002, 2005), CUNY Graduate Center (2010), Harvard (2012), U C Berkeley and Pittsburgh (2015). Currently he is completing a monograph on Spanish filmmaker Bigas Luna for Manchester University Press and coordinating a series of tribute events to celebrate the work of the late director in Australia, Costa Rica, Spain, Great Britain, Mexico and the United States.
The Bigas Luna Tribute comes to Australia in April-May 2018 as part of the Spanish Film Festival (Sydney 17 April-6 May), including a special event with Jamón, Jamón on Tuesday 1 May with panel discussion and drinks reception.