Dr Nuria Triana-Toribio

Dr Núria Triana-Toribio is Senior Lecturer in Modern Spanish at the School of Languages, Linguistics and Cultures, University of Manchester (UK).  Her research interests are in Spanish cinema, transnational cinemas within Hispanism, discourses of Spanish nationalism and theories of authorship in contemporary cinema. She is the author of Spanish National Cinema (Routledge, London and New York, 2003) and co-author with (Buse and Willis) of The Cinema of Álex de la Iglesia (MUP, Manchester, 2007). She is working on a project called 'Spanish Cinema in Transnational Contexts: Production and Distribution' which looks at different aspects of transnational filmmaking. A section of this research will be published in the acclaimed British Film Journal, Screen (forthcoming). She is co-editor of Manchester University Press' series 'Spanish and Latin American Filmmakers' and programme advisor for ¡Viva! Spanish and Latin American Film Festival at Cornerhouse (Manchester, UK). 

Dr. Stewart King (PhD Melbourne)

Senior Lecturer in Spanish and Catalan Studies, Monash University, Melbourne. PhD, La Trobe University, Melbourne. Title: La Escritura de la Catalanidad. Negociaciones Textuales de Lengua, Cultura e Identidad en la Narrativa Contemporánea de Cataluña. Bachelor of Arts in Spanish and Catalan with First Class Honours, La Trobe University, Melbourne. Mr. King currently teaches Spanish Language, Culture and Civilisation of the Hispanic World and Dictatorship and Democracy in Contemporary Spanish Fiction.
Some of his reviews, conferences and seminar papers on the subject are:

  • Judith Keene. Fighting for Franco: International Volunteers in Nationalist Spain During the Spanish Civil War, 1936-1939. Foreword by Professor Gabriel Jackson. London: Leicester University Press, 2001. JILAS ~ Journal of Iberian and Latin American Studies 8.2 (2002): 114-117.
  • 'Hope and Betrayal: The Spanish Civil War in Ken Loach’s Land and Freedom, Vicente Aranda’s Libertarias and Pierre Boutron’s Fiesta.' JILAS ~ Journal of Iberian and Latin American Studies 3.2 (1997): 134-140.
  • 'The Spanish Transition to Democracy' Lyceum Club, Melbourne 26 August 2003
  • 'Post-Franco Spanish Cultures: Twenty-Four Years of Change.' Hispanic Society of Victoria, Melbourne, 18 September 1999.
  • 'Short-term Memory? The Francoist Dictatorship and the Transition to Democracy in Manuel Vázquez Montalbán’s El pianista.' Violence, Memory and National Reconciliation: Latin America, Spain, South Africa, Timor and Australia. La Trobe University, 13-14 October 2000.

Marta Iñiguez de Heredia

Political analyst. Activist in various social organisations since she was 12 years old. She has been an active member of the anarchist union CNT for almost ten years, where she has been involved in different struggles and campaigns. CNT has never stopped demanding the unearthing of the Historical Memory of the Spanish Civil War, the acknowledgement of those who combated against fascism as well as the devolution of its Historical Patrimony. Marta was for a while in close relationship with the commission set up in CNT for the negotiations with the government and for the research and demand of Historical Patrimony in Madrid. She has several articles published in the CNT newspaper since 2000.

In Australia she has continued her activism in grass roots organisations, including the ASF, Latin America Solidarity Network, 3cr and others.


Dr. Rowan Ireland (PhD Harvard)

Research Associate School of Social Sciences and Institute of Latin American Studies, La Trobe University, Mr. Ireland teaches Comparative Social Movements, Research in Development and Sociology and Anthropology at La Trobe University.
His publications related to the subject, including books, chapters and refereed papers are:

  • Kingdoms Come: Religion and Politics in Brazil. Pittsburg: University of Pittsburg Press, 1993.
  • 2002, 'The global vectors in Brazil's popular movements'. In James Goodman (ed.) Protest and Globalisation: Prospects for transnational solidarity, pp. 19-37. Annandale, NSW: Pluto Press.
  • 2005, 'Fragile synergies for development: the case of Jardim Oratório SP Brazil. In Cimadore A., Dean H. and Siqueira J.(eds.) The Poverty of the State: Reconsidering the role of the state in the struggle against global poverty. pp. 241-262. Buenos Aires: CROP/CLACSO Series.
  • 2000, 'The Dancing Spirits of World Capitalism: Globalisation, Popular Culture and Citizenship in Salvador, Bahia', JILAS, 6 (2), December, pp. 109-128.


Dr. Stefen Wheatcroft (PhD Birmingham)

Professor in Russian and Soviet History in the History Department at the University of Melbourne Honorary Research Fellow at the Centre for Russian and East European Studies at Birmingham University, 1985-present. Specialisation: Russian economic, social and political history; Famines and Repression in historical perspective. Also more recently Media and History, History and Terrorism, History and Conflict.

His works related to the subject are:

  • Stazher, Moscow Institute of National Economics, Plekhanov Institute, Moscow 1971-72.
  • Challenging Traditional Views of Russian History, Macmillan (2002) (237 pp)
  • ‘Agency and Terror: Evdokimov and Mass Killing in Stralin’s Great Terror’, Australian Journal of Politics and History, Vol. 53, No. 1, 2007, pp. 20-43 in press.
  • ‘From Team-Stalin to Degenerate Tyranny: Stalin and the Soviet Political Elite’ in E.A. Rees, (ed.) The Nature of Stalin’s Dictatorship: The Politburo,1924-1953, Palgrave 2004, pp. 79-107. ISBN 1-4039-0401-4
  • ‘Towards Explaining the Changing Levels of Stalinist Repression in the 1930s: Mass Killings, in S.G.Wheatcroft, ed., Challenging Traditional Views of Russian History, Macmillan/Palgrave 2002, pp. 110-144.
  • ‘Victims of Stalinism and the Soviet Secret Police: The Comparability and Reliability of the Archival Data- Not the Last Word’, Europe-Asia Studies, vol. 51, no.2, 1999, pp. 315-345.
  • ‘Statistical Sources for the Study of the Social History of the USSR’, in S. Fitzpatrick and L. Viola (eds), A Researcher’s Guide to Sources on Soviet Social History in the 1930s, M. E. Sharpe, Inc., New York, 1990
  • XXXII Conference of the Study group on the Russian Revolution, University of Nottingham, UK, 3-5 January, 2006 Paper ‘Placing the Great Terror of 1937-8 in the perspective of the Russian Revolution’
  • International Conference on Soviet History , Institute of Advanced Studies, University of Western Australia Conference, Perth, Australia* 10-11 July, 2006 funded by UWA
  • XXXII Conference of the Study Group on the Russian Revolution. University of Nottingham, UK, January 4, 2006

Dr. David Glanz

Dr David Glanz has been a member of Trotskyist organisations in Britain and Australia for 30 years. He is the author of a number of pamphlets on topics including the ALP, the union movement under the Howard government and the United Nations. He contributed a chapter to Anti-Capitalism: A Guide to the Movement (London, 2001).

His doctoral thesis uses Trotsky's critique of Stalinism to examine the trajectory of the Communist Party of the Philippines. He has written on Trotsky's ideas for the Socialist Worker paper.

He is a member of the International Socialist Organisation, the Unity for Peace coalition, and the National Tertiary Education Union.

 Leigh Kendall 

He has been active in the Australian Anarchist Movement since 1973. He was a member of the Anarchist Black Cross in Melbourne (originally known by its spanish name “Cruz Negra Anarquista”). The Cruz Negra Anarquista was established in 1965 in Melbourne by Spanish exiled who were members of the spanish CNT (National Confederation of Workers). They organised demonstrations protesting the Franco regime's treatment of Salvador Puig Antich. It was then when he met some Spanish anarchists exiled such as
Vincente Ruiz, a veteran of the Spanish Civil War as well as Luis Costanza, Mariano and Santaner, from whom he learnt a lot about the situation of Spanish anarchism and the CNT movement.

He is currently a member of the Anarch-Syndicalist Federation (ASF) Australian section of the “Asociación Internacional de Trabajadores” (International Association of Workers).