Dr J. Igor Prieto-Arranz is a senior lecturer at the University of the Balearic Islands' Department of Modern and Classical Languages, where he teaches courses on British history and culture, English language and critical theory at both undergraduate and postgraduate level. He holds a European PhD in English from the University of Oviedo (2002). He has researched in the fields of SLA, translation and, most especially, cultural studies, his main interest being the expression and representation of identity.
He has (co-) authored or (co-)edited various volumes including A (Dis)United Kingdom: The Discourse of British Tourist Promotion and its Translation into Spanish (Oviedo UP, 2005), Commenting on Texts. Literature, History, the Media (UIB Press, 2006), A Comparison of Popular TV in English and Spanish Speaking Societies: Soaps, Sci-Fi, Sitcoms, Adult Cartoons, and Cult Series (Edwin Mellen, 2010) and De-Centring Cultural Studies: Past, Present and Future of Popular Culture. Spaces and Contexts (Cambridge Scholars, 2013).
He has contributed several chapters to volumes published by Springer, John Benjamins or Multilingual Matters, and his articles have been published in prestigious international journals like the Journal of Tourism and Cultural Change, the Journal of Popular Culture, Language, Culture and Curriculum, or the Bulletin of Spanish Studies (forthcoming).
After several years as exchange coordinator for English Studies, Dr Prieto-Arranz is currently Deputy Head of the University of the Balearic Islands' Doctoral School (EDUIB).