School of Modern Languages

Staff Profiles

Dr Daniel Mourenza Urbina

Teaching Fellow in Hispanic Studies


I hold a PhD in Cultural Studies awarded by the University of Leeds in 2014. I also completed a MA in Cultural Studies at the same university in 2010. I graduated in 2008 with a BA in Media and Film Studies at Universitat Pompeu Fabra, in Barcelona, followed by a MA in Contemporary Film and Visual Studies at the same university the following year. Before joining Newcastle University, I worked at the University of Leeds in both the School of Fine Art, History of Art and Cultural Studies and the Department of Spanish, Portuguese and Latin American Studies, at Aston University and at Queen's University Belfast, where I worked as editor of the Bulletin of Spanish Studies. My research interests are film theory, world cinema, critical theory and visual culture.  


Undergraduate Teaching: 

SPA2022 The Contemporary Hispanic City: Narrative Cartographies

SML1021 Introduction to International Film

SPA4082 Level D Spanish: Language for Professional & Academic Purposes 

SPA1071 Level B Spanish 

Postgraduate Teaching: 

FMS5055 Approaches to Film Theory and History

FMS8357 Cinematic Others

FMS8356 Exhibition Cultures

FMS8358 Screen Aesthetics


Research Interests: 

  • Film Theory
  • World Cinema
  • Spanish & Latin American Cinema
  • Critical Theory 
  • Technocriticism and Environmental Humanities 
  • Comics Studies 
  • Visual Culture