Dr Federico Lopez-Terra is an academic in Hispanic Studies and Translation in the Department of Modern Languages, Translation and Interpreting at Swansea University. He previously worked as Teaching Fellow in Translation, Hispanic and Lusophone Studies at the University of Leeds and the University of Sheffield. Dr Lopez-Terra received his PhD from the Spanish National Research Council (CSIC) and the Universidad Autónoma of Madrid in 2013 with summa cum laude. He is the holder of a HEA Fellowship. His first monograph El sujeto difuso: análisis de la socialidad en el discurso literario a study on comparative literature and cultural semiotics with a functional linguistics approach (CDA) approach was published by CSIC in 2016. He has also published articles on the cultural impact of the 2008 Spanish crisis; on Spanish, Cuban and Uruguayan contemporary theatre; and on Digital Ecology with emphasis on social media platforms such as Twitter. His research interests include the comparative study of Hispanic and Lusophone cultures in the 20th and 21st centuries, Cultural Semiotics, Comparative Literature and Theory. He is a regular contributor to The Conversation in its UK and Spain editions, as well as other media outlets such as France24 or ABC Radio, Australia.