Professorial Titles for María del Pilar Blanco and Anil Gomes

12 September 2023

Congratulations to Trinity Fellows María del Pilar Blanco and Anil Gomes, who have been promoted to professorships over the course of the last academic year.

Maria Blanco becomes Professor of Spanish American and Comparative Literature; her work in Spanish American Literature ranges across themes from popular science to ghosts and haunting, and embraces a host of literary and cultural texts. In her commitment to interdisciplinary and comparative work, she has supported initiatives like the Global South Visiting Professorship at Oxford. She has been the recipient of external and internal grants, including a British Academy Mid-Career Fellowship, and most recently a Knowledge-Exchange Fellowship that has supported a collaboration with Oxford Brookes University and the Unlock the Chains theatre collective, based in Oxford. Since September 2020, she has held the leadership role of Academic Champion at The Oxford Research Centre in the Humanities (TORCH), where she has been a longstanding contributor.

Anil Gomes becomes Professor of Philosophy; his research interests cluster around a set of topics in the philosophy of mind and often draw on figures in the history of philosophy. He was recently awarded a British Academy Mid-Career Fellowship for a project on self-consciousness and objectivity and the resulting book, The Practical Self, will be published by Oxford University Press in 2024. He teaches philosophy in all joint degrees and lectures on the philosophy of Kant and the philosophy of mind, among other topics. He also regularly writes for the Guardian book review column on publications related to philosophy and philosophers.