Dr. Lidia Merás is a film historian with an interest in contemporary art. She is currently a Senior Research Fellow at the Universidad Autónoma de Madrid (UAM). She has published widely on gender studies, documentary, and European cinema. Since 2002 she has served as a member of the editorial board of the film journal Secuencias.
Prior to joining the UAM, Dr. Merás taught at Royal Holloway (University of London), Universitat Pompeu Fabra (Barcelona), and Universidad Carlos III de Madrid. She currently leads the research project DocRoma which focusses on the representation of the Spanish Roma in documentary film, television, and new media. She is currently writing a monograph on this subject. Lidia has presented her work, as a guest speaker, at the Museo Prado (Madrid), the Instituto de Cervantes (Berlin), and the British Film Institute (London). As of 2022 she has been an Honorary Research Fellow at the Centre for Visual Culture (University of London, Royal Holloway).