David Vila Diéguez
David Vila (Eibar) is a PhD Candidate in the Department of Spanish & Portuguese, with research interests in contemporary Spanish culture and literature; Iberian studies; Basque, Galician and Portuguese culture, literature and languages; subcultural and punk studies; contemporary Iberian and Latin-American song studies; and the relationship between contemporary popular culture and political activism. He is currently writing a dissertation directed by Dr. Andrés Zamora entitled “Punk in Democratic Spain: Resisting Franco’s Legacy since 1975” that explores punk as an underground cultural movement that opposed the way democracy was established in Spain and fueled different contemporary social movements. He is one of the founding members and editor of the cultural magazine Furman217 and is currently the president of the Spanish and Portuguese Association of Creative Critics at Vanderbilt University. He has organized and participated in different panels on music and cultural studies and has also published on punk and critical pedagogies.