Rafael Andugar holds a bachelor's degree in Literary Studies and a master's degree in Literary Theory and Comparative Literature with the thesis entitled Literary Representation of Violence in Saúl ante Samuel and El Aire de un Crimen by Juan Benet from the University of Barcelona.
He is currently pursuing his Ph.D. at the University of California, Santa Barbara, where he also works as a teaching assistant. Rafael also has attended the 8th session of the Institute for World Literature, a collaboration between Harvard University and the University of Tokyo.
His main research interests include 20th and 21st century Catalan and Spanish literature, Transatlantic studies, Latin American literature, Literary Theory, Violence in literature, Spanish Civil War, History and Literature, Postmodernism, Memory and Trauma studies, Visual Culture and interdisciplinary studies.
The results of his research have been published in different journals:
(e.g. Barthes y la escritura ensayística: teoría del ensayo en Roland Barthes por Roland Barthes: Breves biografías ficticias. Posibilidad de un género literario lectorial.)
20th century Spanish and Catalan Literature; Comparative Literature; Literary Theory