I completed both my BA and MA at the University of Sheffield. During my undergraduate studies, I formed an interest in nineteenth-century Spanish literature following a semester studying at Universidad de Oviedo, the birthplace of Leopoldo Alas. I gained the Fernando Moragas Prize for spoken Spanish and the Herbet Hughes Memorial Prize for my performance in final year Spanish language exams.
At MA level, I specialised in nineteenth-century literature, specifically the works of Alas, Galdós, and Pardo Bazán. My dissertation focused on the role of space and place in Alas’ La Regenta. During my MA study, I also gained a research grant to carry out manuscript work at the Casa-Museo Pérez Galdós in Las Palmas de Gran Canaria.