Brígida Pastor is currently an Honorary Research Fellow at Swansea University and during the past years she has been the Principal Investigator of a major research project on Children´s and Youth Fiction awarded by the Spanish Ministry of Science and Innovation hosted at CSIC (Spanish National Research Council). She was Senior Lecturer in Hispanic Studies at the School of Modern Languages and Cultures, University of Glasgow (1996-2013). Her main research interests include nineteenth-, twentieth- and twenty-first century Spanish and Latin American literature, Spanish and Cuban Film, Gender and Cultural Studies and Children´s and Youth Literature. She has published several books and edited volumes and has contributed about a hundred academic articles to peer-reviewed journals and books.
Her published work on the Cuban author Gertrudis Gómez de Avellaneda earned her a special award from the Chair in Gender Studies at the Research Institute of Literature and Linguistics, Havana and her most recent research project on Masculinities in Hispanic Fiction has received a recognition from the United Nations.
The quality of her research has been recognised externally and internally by the substantial grants I have been awarded. She has brought in outside funding from prestigious bodies such as theArts and Humanities Research Council, The British Academy, the Forty-Fourth Congress of Americanists Fund, The Carnegie Trust of Scotland, The John Robertson Bequest and The Spanish Ministry of Science and Innovation. She also held a Research Visiting Fellowship (distinguished scholars) from the renowned Australian National University to carry out collaborative research on Latin American cinema at the Humanities Research Centre and a Research Visiting Professorship at the Centre for Caribbean Studies-University of Goiás/University of Brasilia awarded by the Coordenação de Aperfeiçoamento de Pessoal de Nivel Superior and she was also invited as a Visiting Professor at the USP-University of São Paulo. She was also an invited Visiting Scholarat the Security Council Human Rights Group, United Nations. The originality and strength of her research is further evidenced by the numerous invitations I have received to give key addresses and deliver papers as well as to organise international conferences and symposiums. She is also a member of the Editorial Board of several international refereed journals in Hispanic Studies, Caribbean Studies and Cultural Studies.
She has also been invited to act as External Examiner at both postgraduate and undergraduate levels, nationally and internationally, on account of my expertise and international recognition in my field.