Anna took her first degree in Hispanic Studies from the University of Birmingham. She is currently undertaking an MPhil(B) in Cultural Inquiry. The thesis in progress employs a number of key 20th-century theorists and methodologies in the exploration of the relationship between theatre and social space in Catalonia. The argument focuses on the impact that recent transatlantic migration patterns have had on the creation of a hybrid and multicultural space within Barcelona. Anna considers it necessary that the study of theatre include active elements. For this reason she has chosen to produce two short contemporary Hispanic plays within the Department this academic year.