Brad's contribution to the project draws on his longstanding interest in questions of linguistic and cultural identity in the Spanish state, particularly in relation to Catalan and its variants. He has published extensively in English, Spanish and Catalan on the literature, fine arts, and cinema of Latin America, Spain, Hispanophone Africa and the Catalan-speaking countries, on questions of gender and sexual identity, and on the urban transformation of Barcelona, site of two Universal Expositions, on which he has also written. In 2013, Brad was elected to the Reial Acadèmia de les Bones Lletres de Barcelona, in recognition for his contributions to the study and dissemination of Catalan culture. He has extensive experience in national and international collaborations, having taught or served as visiting professor in 10 different countries in Europe, the Americas and Asia. Brad has published 4 books (monographs and co-edited volumes) and over 120 articles, chapters, prologues, as well as special numbers of academic journals.