Front Quad of Lincoln College, the walls covered in bright green ivy

Dr Daniela Omlor

Dr Daniela Omlor

  • Tutorial Fellow in Spanish
  • Associate Professor in Spanish


I studied French and Spanish at St Hilda’s College, Oxford, before obtaining an MA from the Université libre de Bruxelles and a PhD from the University of St Andrews (2011). Prior to being elected to a Tutorial Fellowship at Lincoln College, Oxford, and a Lectureship at Jesus College, Oxford, I was the Queen Sofia Junior Research Fellow at Exeter College, Oxford.

College teaching

For prelims, I teach the whole breadth of the course to first-year students at Lincoln and Jesus. I also teach undergraduates all peninsular topics for the modern period paper (VIII) and Galdós, Lorca, Javier Marías and Valle-Inclán for paper XI (FHS). For XII, I offer an option on autobiography and also teach the Alas option.


My research focuses on contemporary Spanish literature, with a particular emphasis on memory, trauma, and exile. In light of this I have examined the writing of Jorge Semprún, María Zambrano, and Rosa Chacel. Recently, I have been exploring the recovery of memory and the transmission of past traumas in Spanish fiction from a postmemorial and multidirectional perspective.

Select publications

The Cultural Legacy of María Zambrano, Cambridge: Legenda, 2017

Jorge Semprún: Memory’s Long Voyage, Oxford: Peter Lang, 2014.