Transcultural studies and practices, Comparative Literature, World Literatures, Translation, Creative Writing, Autobiography, Culture, Cultural Geography, Cultural Anthropology, Cultural Studies
I studied from 2004–2011 Social Anthropology and Middle East Studies at the University of Leipzig. With my first travels to Syria, Lebanon and Jordan, I set my research focus on the Levant region within the Arab Middle East. From 2008–2012 I worked for the German state-funded Collaborative Research Center CRC 586 „Difference and Integration“ at the universities of Leipzig and Halle/Lutherstadt Wittenberg where I conducted my first ethnographic research about Bedouin representations in Syrian television dramas and Arab media discourses about authenticity. Since 2014 I am working as a doctoral researcher at the Research Lab “Transformations of Life” at the a.r.t.e.s. Graduate School for the Humanities Cologne. My actual PhD-research project is about the breeding, standardization and circulation of Arabian purebred horses with an ethnographic focus on Egypt and Arab actors within the global breeding industry.
Transcultural humanities, cultural theory, comparative literary and cultural studies, post- and trans-colonial theory, post-secularism, world literature; transcultural writing, Portuguese & Lusophone studies, Mediterranean studies
Post-Holocaust literature, Trauma Studies, Identity Studies, Transmigration, Transculturalism,
– Human rights and memory studies
– Dave Eggers
– Testimonial literature and transcultural witnessing
– Postcolonial studies
Introduction to the themed section on Transcultural Fandom in Participations: Journal of Audience and Reception Studies
I graduated in Musicology at the University of Salamanca (Spain) in 2001, studying part of my degree at the Music Department of the Royal Holloway (University of London), In 2002 I won a doctoral scholarship from the Spanish Ministry of Education to do my PhD at the Department of Archeology and Anthropology at the Institució Milá i Fontanals (Spanish National Research Council). This period of study also included a research stay at the Music Department of the University of Texas at Austin, USA (2004). I completed a PhD in anthropology at the University of Barcelona (Spain) in 2008. My dissertation explored the musical practices of the Cuban diaspora in Barcelona. In 2011 I moved to Lisbon (Portugal) where I worked as a postdoctoral research fellow at the Instituto de Etnomusicologia (INET-MD) of the Universidade Nova de Lisboa thanks to a postdoctoral research fellowship from the Fundação para a Ciência e a Tecnologia. More recently I have been working as a research fellow at Queen’s University Belfast. I have been presenting my research regularly in national and international conferences. In 2012, I published my first monograph (Cubaneando en Barcelona. Música, migración y experiencia urbana) in the distinguished collection “Biblioteca de dialectología y tradiciones populares” of the CSIC’s Publications Department (Madrid). I have giving lectures and courses in many European universities, including University of London, INCIPIT-CSIC, Universidad del País Vasco, Universitat de Barcelona, etc. Since 2012 I have been teaching at the undergraduate and graduate levels at the Music Department of the Faculdade de Ciềncias Sociais e Humanas (Universidade Nova de Lisboa). I have extensive experience in the organization and management of research and development activities. I was appointed appointed member of the Board and secretary of the SIBE-Spanish Society for Ethnomusicology (2006-2014). I am also an active member of several international learned societies in the fields of anthropology and music studies (SEM, ICTM, EASA, SIBE). I have contributed to several national and international research projects, participating in the creation and scientific coordination of the research network LXnights, based at the Universidade Nova de Lisboa. In 2013 I was appointed as editor of TRANS-Transcultural Music Review, a leading scientic journal in the field of music studies in the Spanish-speaking world. I am also member of the Editorial Board of the journal Cadernos de Arte e Antropologia and Archiv für Textmusikforschung. My scientific judgment is often required by different national and international institutions to evaluate academic work.
Mexican, Chicano and American literature.
Ivan Sablin leads the Research Group “Entangled Parliamentarisms: Constitutional Practices in Russia, Ukraine, China, and Mongolia, 1905–2005” sponsored by the European Research Council (ERC) at the University of Heidelberg (Germany). His research interests include the history of the Russian Empire and the Soviet Union, as well as global intellectual history. Ivan Sablin is the author of two monographs – Governing Post-Imperial Siberia and Mongolia, 1911–1924 (London: Routledge, 2016) and The Rise and Fall of Russia’s Far Eastern Republic, 1905–1922 (London: Routledge, forthcoming in 2018) – and research articles in Europe-Asia Studies, Nationalities Papers, Ab Imperio, and other journals.
Jessica Carniel is a Senior Lecturer in Humanities at the University of Southern Queensland, where she teaches on the history of Western ideas, ethics and human rights, and global migration. Her broad research interests include Australian and global immigration, cosmopolitan cultures, sporting communities and identities, cultural studies and gender studies. She has published widely on gender and ethnic identities in literature and sports cultures in multicultural Australia. Her study of Eurovision in Australia will be published by Palgrave Macmillan in late 2018.