Dr. Rubio Gijon, Pablo

Assistant Professor, Spanish


Pablo Rubio Gijón is originally from Spain and teaches at the United States International University – Africa (Kenya) as an Assistant Professor since January 2017.

He specializes in Spanish and Latin American film with broad experience at several universities around the world. His most recent project research focuses on crime fiction films produced in Francoist Spain and Peronist Argentina between 1945 and 1955. In addition, he has published a book on Argentina's Alan Pauls’ detective fiction, a monograph on Namibian literature before independence, and has coauthored Grandes maestros de la literatura y de la pintura españolas desde el Siglo de Oro hasta el siglo XX, a book which attempts to introduce high-school students to some of the most representative Spanish painters and writers of all times. Further areas of interest include, Spanish science-fiction literature, travel writing in Spain, and Mediterranean botany.

Academic Degrees:

  • PhD in Hispanic Studies, University of British Columbia (Canada) - 2014
  • Master of Arts in Spanish, University of Georgia (USA) - 2009
  • Master of Advanced Studies (DEA), University of Valencia (Spain) - 2006
  • Bachelor of Arts in English Studies, University of Valencia (Spain) - 2002


Journal Articles

  • “Mercado negro (Kurt Land, 1953): cine policial, propaganda estatal y ambiguedad moral.” Dirását Hispánicas. Revista Tunecina de Estudios Hispánicos, no. 9, 2023, 193-203.
  • “Ya-Otto’s Battlefront Namibia: A Namibian Political Autobiography.” Journal of Language, Technology & Entrepreneurship in Africa, vol. 10, no. 1, 2019, 33-44.
  • “Deshonra (Daniel Tinayre, 1952): propaganda, lesbianismo, dicotomías y metáforas.” Acta Hispanica, vol. 22, 2017, 113-20.
  • “Ndeutala Hishongwa’s Marrying Apartheid: Women as part of the struggle for Namibian liberation.” Journal of Language, Technology & Entrepreneurship in Africa, vol. 8, no. 1, 2017, 122-34.
  • “El caso Berciani de Alan Pauls: un viaje a los bajos fondos.” Acta Hispanica, vol. 21, 2016, 131-41.


  • Grandes maestros de la literatura y de la pintura españolas desde el Siglo de Oro hasta el siglo XX. Carla Rossi Academy Press-International Institute of Italian Studies (CRA-INITS), 2018.
  • La narrativa namibia en inglés anterior a la independencia: John ya-Otto, Ndeutala Hishongwa y Joseph Diescho. Editorial Club Universitario, 2014.
  • Orden y abyección: el policial según Alan Pauls. Círculo Rojo, 2012.

Book Review

  • “Más allá de la pantalla con Luis Buñuel by Julie Jones”. Revista canadiense de estudios hispánicos, vol. 43, no. 2, 2019, 494-496.

Areas of interest/Specialization:

  • Spanish and Latin American cultural studies;
  • Spanish language;
  • Spanish and Latin American film;
  • Namibian literature;
  • Botany of south-eastern Spain.


  • SPN 4004: Spanish and Latin American Film
  • SPN 4002: Latin American Literature
  • SPN 4000: Latin American Culture and Civilization
  • SPN 3001: Spanish Culture and Civilization
  • SPN 3000: Advanced Grammar and Composition
  • SPN 2000: Intermediate Spanish
  • SPN 1000: Spanish for Beginners I
  • SPN 1001: Spanish for Beginners II

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