María Rosa Álvarez Sellers

Areas of interest: Spanish studies – Portuguese studies – Theater – Gender Studies

María Rosa Álvarez Sellers is a Professor at the Universitat de València, where she teaches in the Department of Spanish Philology. She specializes in Spanish and Portuguese literature with a focus on Iberian theatre. Prof. Álvarez Sellers is particularly engaged with female performativity and theatricality.

Montserrat Bacardí

Areas of interest: Translation studies – History of translation – Catalan studies – Spanish studies – Transatlantic studies – Catalan exile

A graduate in Catalan Philology (BA) and Hispanic Philology (PhD) from the Universitat de Barcelona, Montserrat Bacardí is a Professor at the Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona, where she is the PI of the Grup d’Estudi de la Traducció Catalana (GETCC) (Contemporary Catalan Translation Study Group). Her areas of expertise include Literary Translation from Spanish into Catalan, Catalan literature under Franco’s dictatorship, and Catalan exile in Latin America. To these topics she has devoted several critical works, such as El Quixot en català (2006, with Inma Estany), Diccionari de la literatura catalana (2008) (ed.), Catalans a Buenos Aires. Records de Fivaller Seras (2009), Una impossibilitat possible. Trenta anys de traducció als Països Catalans (1975-2005) (ed., 2010), Diccionari de la traducció catalana (dir.) (2011), La traducció catalana sota el franquisme (2012), Les traductores i la tradició (2013), Gràcia Bassa, poeta, periodista i traductora (2016), and Traducció i franquisme (ed., 2017).


Silvia Bermúdez

Areas of interest: Galician Studies – Hispanic Studies – Cultural Studies – Gender Studies.

Silvia Bermúdez is a Spanish and Portuguese Professor as well as a Feminist Studies Professor at the University of California Santa Barbara. Her specialization areas are Contemporary Spanish and Galician Literatures and Cultures, Transatlantic Studies, and Peruvian Poetry. Her subject focuses at UC Santa Barbara include Cultural Productions of the Iberian Peninsula, Perú, and Equatorial Guinea, Feminism, Women’s Studies, Poetic Discourses, and Politics. (more…)

Maria Graciete Besse

Areas of interest: Portuguese Studies – Gender Studies.

Maria Graciete Besse, currently retired, is the former Director of Portuguese Studies and Assistant Director of Iberian and Ibero-American Studies at the Université Paris-Sorbonne, France. Professor Graciete Besse also worked at the Institut Hispanique in Paris and frequently holded visiting lectures at many different universities throughout France and Portugal. In 2004 Maria Graciete Besse founded the Institute for Lusophone Studies at the CRIMIC (Centre de Recherche Interdisciplinaire sur les mondes ibériques contemporains) of the Sorbonne, which she directed until 2016.


Sandra Boto

Areas of interest: Portuguese Studies – Early Modern literature – Romanceiro

Sandra Boto works as Assistant Researcher at the Faculdade de Ciências Sociais e Humanas da Universidade Nova de Lisboa desde setembro de 2020, desempenhando funções no Instituto de Estudos de Literatura e Tradição. Entre 2019 e 2020 foi Investigadora Auxiliar no CIAC/ Universidade do Algarve.She is also executive researcher for the Romanceiro project, a digital database that provides texts and information on Iberian romances from 1828 to 2010.


Enric Bou

Areas of interest: Catalan Studies – Hispanic Studies – Comparative Literature – Literary Theory.

Enric Bou is a fulltime Professor at the Università Ca’ Foscari, Italy; prior to this he was the Chair of Hispanic Studies at Brown University. He received a fellowship from the Research Center for Contemporary History in Barcelona, and his PhD in Philosophy and Arts from the Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona. Bou previously lectured at Wellesley College, the Universitat de Barcelona, and the Université de Poitiers. Between 2011 and 2012 he was holder of the UC3M-Santander Chair of Excellence at the Universidad Carlos III examining issues of multiplicity and heterogeneity in urban experiences, specifically in the Hispanic world.