Adrian Rodriguez Avila, Wolfson

Degree: PhD
Course: ASNC
Supervisor: Dr Erik Niblaeus

Biographical Information

I am a PhD student in Anglo-Saxon, Norse, and Celtic, researching the cultural history of the Christianisation of Sweden, funded by The Cambridge Trust and CONACyT, México. I am also working as a writing supervisor for Wolfson College, Cambridge. 

I obtained my B.A. in Classics from the National Autonomous University of Mexico (UNAM), and an M.A. in literature from the same institution.

My B.A. dissertation studied the Christianisation narrative(s), and the reception of classical texts in Adam of Bremen's Gesta Hammaburgensis Ecclesiae PontificumFor my M.A., I edited part of a previously unedited version of Adam's work. 

At the same university, I worked as a lecturer, teaching Scandinavian literature in Latin and several Latin courses aimed at high-school teachers. I am currently the chief translator of the Latin passages in Il Cannocchiale Aristotelico, an early modern work on rhetoric. This book is the product of the research project 'La poética de Zeuxis', at the Institute of Philology, UNAM. 

Outside academia, I have worked as a computational linguist, and as a studio musician. 

Research Interests

  • Cultural History of the Christianisation of Scandinavia
  • Hagiography, history of sin
  • Barbarism, alterity
  • Literacy, manuscript culture, especially in Sweden
  • Old Norse, Old Swedish
  • Didactics of Latin, Lingua Latina Viva
  • Latin literature

Selected Publications

Tesauro, Emanuele. El Catalejo Aristotélico. Raquel Barragán, et. al. (eds.), Adrián Rodríguez and Sergio Embleton (trans.), Mexico City, Instituto de Investigaciones Filológicas, UNAM, forthcoming. 

Rodríguez, Adrián. 'Adán de Bremen y un testimonio textual de un ritual escandinavo in Página Salmón Magazine, no. 17, February, 2021.