Dr Juan J. Jiménez-Anca

Lecturer in Spanish Studies

Juan Jimenez-Anca

Having taught at the University of Manchester and Manchester Metropolitan University, I became a lecturer in Spanish Studies and International Business at Aston University in 2010. My research interests lie at the intersection of social theory, political economy, and gender and sexuality studies. I am therefore keen to supervise students in these areas. I very much welcome interdisciplinary projects which do not fit within strict academic divisions, and/or have a transnational character. 

I am currently working on a project funded by UnLtd and HEFCE to develop a business model for free eBooks and Open Access research. You may read more about it at the Encremento main project’s website.

  • PhD Spanish Studies (University of Manchester, UK) 
  • MA Gender, Sexuality and Culture (University of Manchester, UK) 
  • Licenciatura, History (Universidad Complutense, Spain) 

Teaching qualifications:

  • Postgraduate Certificate in Professional Practice  (Aston University, ongoing)

  • Certificate in the Teaching of Spanish as a Foreign Language (Instituto Cervantes)

  • LS1002 International Business Environment I: Spain
  • LS2002 International Business Environment II: Spain and Latin America
  • LS2009 Spanish Law
  • LS3002 International Business Environment III: Entrepreneurship in Spain and Latin America

Academic supervision:

  • LS3004 Spanish Research Dissertation
  • Year Abroad Dissertation 


  • Jiménez-Anca, Juan J. (2013) ‘Apparently Some People Have Teeth and Ears: The Marxian Subject in a Postmodern Age’. In: Journal of Research on Marxist Aesthetics (In press)
  • Jiménez-Anca, Juan J. (2012) ‘Beyond Power: Unbridging Foucault and Weber’. In: European Journal of Social Theory (In press). Already available here
  • Jiménez-Anca, Juan J. (2012) ‘Spain: Economics or Clichés?’. In: World Economics Association Newsletter 2:4. Available here
  • Jiménez-Anca, Juan J. (2012) ‘Sujetos que sobreviven a su propia muerte: la ciudadanía exiliada de María Zambrano’. In: Exilio e identidad en el mundo hispánico: reflexiones y representaciones. Laura López Fernández and Beatriz Caballero Rodríguez (ed.). Alicante: Biblioteca virtual Miguel de Cervantes. Available here 

Conference Papers (Selection)

  • ‘Apparently Some People Have Teeth and Ears: The Marxian Subject in a Postmodern Age”. Invited Speaker at II Manchester-Shanghai Forum on Marxist Aesthetics (University of Manchester) Apr-2012
  • ‘Capitalism and the language of theory: From solid foundations to the liquidation of bodies.’ Speaker at Body and Awareness Conference (University of Zadar, Croatia) May 2012
  • ’Ciudadanía, tragedia e identidad en María Zambrano’. Speaker at the Annual Conference of the Association of Hispanists of Great Britain and Ireland (AHGBI) April 2010
  • ‘Conflict in Theory: In Search for an Alternative to Power through Weber, Foucault, and Lorca’. Speaker at Language and Conflict Conference (University of Manchester) March 2008
  • ‘Blessed are those in exile: Carnal Phenomenology and Mysticism in the Writings of María Zambrano (1904-1991)’ Speaker at Transcendence Incarnate Conference (University of Oxford) September 2007
  • ‘The Word in the Flesh: The Descent of María Zambrano to the Entrails of the Body.’ Speaker at Perspectives on the Body and Embodiment Conference (University College of Dublin) June 2007
  • Association of Hispanists of Great Britain & Ireland (AHGBI)

  • Asociación de Hispanismo Filosófico (AHF)

  • Asociación Hispánica de Humanidades (AHH)

  • World Economics Association (WEA)

  • Critical theory
  • Gender and sexuality studies

  • Cultural economy

  • Cultural studies

Room: NW915 
Phone: 0121 204 3817
Email: j.j.jimenez-anca@aston.ac.uk   

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