Esther Gimeno Ugalde

Esther Gimeno Ugalde is currently a postdoctoral researcher at the University of Vienna, Austria, and a member of the research group DIIA (Diálogos Ibéricos e Iberoamericanos) at the University of Lisbon (Centro de Estudos Comparatistas). Between 2013 and 2018, Gimeno Ugalde was an Assistant Professor at Boston College, and held a previous appointment as the Max Kade post-doctoral fellow at Harvard University. Upon her return to Europe she worked as an Interim Professor (Vertretungsprofessorin) of Iberian Studies at the Technical University of Chemnitz, Germany. Together with Santiago Pérez Isasi, she is the co-editor of the International Journal of Iberian Studies (IJIS) and co-leads the project IStReS (Iberian Studies Reference Site). Dr. Gimeno Ugalde is also the promoter of Pleibéricos, an open initiative to present online new books in Iberian Studies. 

Her research in the field of Iberian Studies focuses on language choice and multilingualism in cinema and literature, exploring questions related to language and identity. Gimeno Ugalde’s current project studies literary (self-)translation in the Iberian Peninsula, undertaking at the head of her new line of research within group DIIA, IberTRANSLATIO – Iberian Studies and Translation Spaces. Dr. Gimeno Ugalde is also interested in the origins and development of Iberian Studies as a discipline.