Dr. Matthew Hilborn undertook an AHRC-funded PhD (Northern Bridge) at St. John’s College, Durham University from 2017-2021, passing his Viva in December 2021 with a thesis entitled ‘Side-Splitting: Humour and National Identity in Contemporary Spanish Cinema’. He is currently working as an academic editor and translator for bilingual service www.edita.us, as well as teaching Spanish and Debating in a range of UK secondary schools, but his dream is to pursue a career in academia.