Adrián Gras-Velázquez received his PhD from Durham University (United Kingdom) in Hispanic Films Studies. Prior to that he received his BA (Hons) in Media Studies at the University of the West of Scotland (formerly known as Paisley University; United Kingdom), and completed his MA in Film and Television Scriptwriting at the Universitat Autónoma de Barcelona.
At Durham University he was the first graduate student in the Faculty of Arts and Humanities to receive the Durham-Harvard scholarship, which enabled him to spend part of the final year of his doctoral program at Harvard University. In the fall 2013, he returned to Harvard as an Associate Fellow in Media, Literacy, and the Arts at the Department of Romance Languages and Literatures, where he facilitated classes in Spanish language, literature, and film.
His research interests include Contemporary Spanish cinema, Spanish cultural studies, LGBT studies and queer studies, European cinema, and film studies among others. He recently co-authored the article “Screening Chueca: Marking the Queer Territory in Spanish Cinema of the 2000s,” and is currently editing a volume of the University of Alicante Feminismo/s series which explores the family concept in contemporary culture. He has presented at different national and international conferences, such as the 2014 Southwest Popular and American Culture Association Conference in Albuquerque, the “Hispanic Cinemas: En Transición” conference in Madrid, or the “Forbidden Fruits, Forbidden Histories” conference at Cardiff University.