1. University of Virginia
  2. Arts & Sciences

Grace Reynolds

PhD Graduate 2018

P.O. Box 400120

I work amongst activists in Barcelona, particularly those who have participated in social movements in various eras: before and during the Spanish Civil War, clandestinely under Franco, and since the transition. My interests are varied, but include a focus on how language choices are negotiated in a bilingual community by groups who seek solidarity across class lines, as well as a focus on activist narratives of disobedience. I take a dialogic approach that aims to connect the voices of Barcelona’s eventful activist past with its present through the circulation of these stories in narratives, protest speech, music and poetry.


Catalonia, social movements, linguistic choice, narrative