MemberMiriam Blanco Cesteros

2020   Postdoctoral Research Fellow Talento-CM at the University Complutense of Madrid (Madrid, Spain) 2017    Postdoctoral Research Fellow at the University of Bologna, within the ERC-Project AlchemEast “Alchemy in the Making: From ancient Babylonia via Graeco-Roman Egypt into the Byzantine, Syriac and Arabic traditions (1500 BCE – 1000 AD)” [G.A./24914] 2014   Predoctoral Research contract at the University Pompeu Fabra (Barcelona, Spain) 2010   PhD Research Fellow (FPU programme) at the University of Valladolid (Valladolid, Spain [2010-2012])/University Pompeu Fabra (Barcelona, Spain [2012-2014])

MemberCarmen M. Mendez-Garcia

Dr. Carmen M. Méndez García is Associate Professor of American Literature at the Department of English Studies, Complutense University, Madrid (Spain). Her doctoral dissertation, The Rhetorics of Schizophrenia in the Epigones of Modernism (2003) was based on her research as a visiting scholar at Harvard University in 2001 and 2002. She was also a participant in the 2010 Study of the United States Institute on Contemporary American Literature at the University of Louisville, Kentucky, funded by the Spanish Fulbright program and the US Department of State. Current research and teaching interests include 20th and 21st century US literature, postmodernism and contemporary fiction, the Countercultures in the US, Spatial studies, Gender studies, and Minority studies (especially Chicana studies). She is a participant in the research projects “Troubling Houses: Dwellings, Materiality, and the Self in American Literature” (Spanish Plan Nacional I+D+I, ref. FFI2017-82692-P, 2018-2020), and “Pensamiento y representación literaria y artística digital ante la crisis de Europa y el Mediterráneo” (Santander Complutense, ref. PR26/16-6B-2).  She led the research group “Space, Gender and Identity in US Literature and Visual Arts: A Transatlantic Approach” (Franklin Institute-UAH), and she is a participant in a research group dealing with Women’s Studies in English and American literature at Complutense University. She is a board member for SAAS (Spanish Association for American Studies), and the humanities editor for REDEN, Revista de Estudios Norteamericanos (Instituto Franklin-UAH). She was the coordinator of the Master’s in North American Studies at Universidad Complutense de Madrid-UAH, from 2015 to 2021. She was a member of the International Committee of the American Studies Association (ASA) from 2012-15. She served as an Associate Dean for Student Affairs (2010-2014) and as the managing editor of Atlantis, Journal of the Spanish Association of Anglo-American Studies (2009-2012). For a detailed and up-to-date list of publications and research, see full profile at

MemberThenesoya V. Martin De la Nuez

Thenesoya Vidina Martín De la Nuez (Canary Islands, Spain) is currently working as a Visiting Instructor at the Department of Romance Studies at Duke University, North Carolina, while finishing her Ph.D. at the Department of Romance Languages and Literatures at Harvard University (Expected 2019). She has worked as a full-time Visiting Instructor at the Department of Hispanic Studies at Vassar College, New York. She was born and raised in Las Palmas de Gran Canaria, Canary Islands, but has spent most of her adult life in Madrid, where she worked in press (El Mundo). Thenesoya holds an M.A. and B.A. in Comparative Literature at Universidad Complutense de Madrid, Spain, and a B.A. degree in Hispanic Philology at the Universidad de Las Palmas de Gran Canaria, with a year at the Università Degli Studi di Torino, Italy. While pursuing her PhD, she created the cultural project CISLANDERUS, about the Canarian immigration to the United States, currently on view at Louisiana State Museum.

MemberJosé M. Faraldo

…Complutense University of Madrid, Spain…

I am a Profesor Contratado Doctor (assistant professor, tenured) at the Universidad Complutense de Madrid (UCM); I have been Ramón-y-Cajal researcher at the UCM (2009-2015). My Ph. Diss in history was at the same university with a work on Russian nationalism. After further studies in history and cultural studies in Moscow, Frankfurt/Oder and Poznań I worked from 1997 to 2002, at the European University Viadrina, in Frankfurt/Oder (Germany). From 2004 to 2008 I was research fellow and project coordinator at the Center of Research on Contemporary History, (Zentrum für Zeithistorische Forschung, ZZF), in Potsdam (Germany). I have published extensively in English, German, Spanish and Polish languages. Some works: about nationalism in Polish communism (Europe, Nation, Communism. Essays on Poland, New York, Frankfurt 2008), on Europeanism in Socialist countries (Europe in the Eastern Bloc. Imaginations and Discourses, Vienna/Cologne 2008 [with Paulina Gulińska-Jurgiel and Christian Domnitz (Eds.)]), about resistance against fascism and communism in comparison (La Europa Clandestina. La Resistencia contra las ocupaciones nazi y soviética (1938-1948), Madrid 2011); exiles from dictatorships (Reconsidering a Lost Intellectual Project. Exiles’ Reflections on Cultural Differences, CSP 2012 [with Carolina Rodríguez-López (eds.)]), history of Tourism (Introducción a la historia del Turismo, Madrid 2013[with Carolina Rodríguez-López]). My last book has been a critical review of the Russian revolution of 1917 and its memory (La Revolución rusa: historia y memoria, Madrid 2017).

MemberEnrique Rodrigues-Moura

Enrique Rodrigues-Moura is Full Professor at the Department of Romance Languages (“Institut für Romanistik”) at the University of Bamberg since 2012. He received 2007 his PhD in Romanic Philology at the Complutense University of Madrid (Extraordinary Doctorate Award) and 2009 a Post-Doc-Award from the Calouste Gulbenkian Foundation to research at the University of Lisbon. He has worked as Lecturer at the Universities of Bratislava, Graz and Wien and as Assistant Professor at the Universities of Innsbruck and Göttingen. He was Visiting Professor at the Department of Romance Languages of the University of Graz (2012-2017). He works also as a Research Fellow at the Center for Inter-American Studies (C.IAS) of the University of Graz since the summer semester 2017.   The main aspects of his research are the Literatures and Cultures in Spanish and Portuguese of the XVI and XVII centuries (e.g. Manoel Botelho de Oliveira, Miguel de Cervantes, A. Vieira, Saavedra Fajardo); the formation of cultural national identities in Latin America (e.g. Euclides da Cunha, Olavo Bilac); the relationship between fiction, historiography and politics and between fictional and factual narratives (e.g. Sarmiento, Eduardo Labarca, Roberto Bolaño), and the theory and practice of textual criticism (e.g. Fénix Renascida, Miguel de Cervantes, Camilo Castelo Branco).   He is a member of the advisory board of international journals in Spain, Brazil, Portugal, and the Czech Republic. Furthermore he is evaluator of the “Humboldt Stiftung”, the German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD) and the “Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft” (DFG; German Research Foundation) among other institutions.   Head of Department of Romance Languages (2012-2022) at the University of Bamberg. (March 2020)   Romance Literatures and Cultures; Iberian Studies; Hispanism; Luso-Brasilian Studies

MemberAna I Simón-Alegre

Nineteenth-century Iberian literatures and cultures (popular music, journalistic discourse, archival studies, and narratives of punishment, trauma and prison); Spanish realism and naturalism; Spanish women’s transnational literary and cultural networks; Slavery and antislavery in the Hispanic world; Gender, Sexualities and Women studies; Postcolonial studies; Global Hispanophone studies; Digital Humanities; Translation Studies & Activism; Visual and Written fiction narratives in the Hispanic Movies; Inclusive Language;