Scholar, writer, cultural manager, translator, and photographer.
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Isaias Fanlo

Isaias Fanlo is a writer, scholar, cultural manager, and translator. He teaches Modern and Contemporary Iberian Cultures at the University of Cambridge (UK). He is the author of El llibre rosa (The Pink Book, Columna Edicions, 2004), and his work on Iberian cultures, scenic arts and queer theory has been published in scholarly magazines, as well as in books like De vidas y virus (2019) and The Unsafe Stage (forthcoming, 2023). He has also published articles on theatre in the peer-reviewed Catalan journal (Pausa.), as well as articles and Op-Eds on theory, culture and activism in general media (Zero, Em Cena, Núvol, Diari Ara, Revista Contexto, Colombia’s Revista Arcadia, etc.).

Parallel to his academic trajectory, Isaias Fanlo has developed a career as a cultural manager in the scenic arts. He has been editor, curator and creator of contents for Barcelona’s Teatre Nacional de Catalunya, artistic advisor for Barcelona’s Teatre Lliure, and literary advisor for different projects in Barcelona and Chicago. He founded Terrats en Cultura, Barcelona’s awarded rooftop scenic arts festival (Time Out Award 2016 as Best Innovative Project and Butaca Award 2019 as Best Initiative for Audiences, member of the European Creative Rooftop Network), which is currently celebrating its tenth season and is an active member of the European Creative Rooftop Network.


20th – 21st centuries Iberian, Latin American and Latinx literatures and cultures; queer exiles and other transnational connections; queer theory and activism; theatre, performance and scenic arts; media studies; history of photography.

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