Marta holds a B.A. in Spanish and Latin American Studies, a M.A. in Spanish Literature (University of Salamanca, Spain) and a Master of Social Science (MSc) in Visual and Material Cultures in the School of History (Edinburgh University, UK). As a visiting researcher, she worked on her M.A. thesis at the University of Cambridge (UK). Her teaching and research interests include the relationships between Literature and Cultural Analysis during the Peninsular Modernity, particularly the possible connections between religious-science tensions and cultural artifacts of the period. She aims to study esoteric religious representations and practices during the Spanish Modernity, from the last years of the 19th century until the end of the Civil War (and soon thereafter), delving into literary and visual works and relating those hermetic practices with gender studies. She is also interested in popular culture, film studies, the movement of cultural ideas between Spain and Europe, histories of magic and sainthood and their relationship with their literary imagination.