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.
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…)
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.
Areas of interest: Iberian Studies – Hispanic Studies – Portuguese Studies – Comparative Literature – Gender Studies
Tobias Brandenberger is a Professor in the Department of Romance Languages and Literatures at the Georg-August-Universität in Göttingen, Germany (Full Professor, Ibero-Romance and Ibero-American Literatures). In the past, Brandenberger served as a Professor in the Department of Iberian Literatures and Languages at the Universität Basel, Switzerland. His research focuses on literary gender studies, intermediality, and the cultural and literary relations between Spain and Portugal, as well as the imagology of these relations.
Areas of interest: Critical Theory – Gender Studies – Spanish Studies – Catalan Studies – Basque Studies – Democracy and citizenship
Luisa-Elena Delgado is a Professor of Spanish and Portuguese, Critical Theory and Gender Studies at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. Prof. Delgado’s research focuses on the formation of Spanish national identity in the contemporary democratic period; an interest developed, for instance in her monograph La nación singular: Fantasías de la normalidad democrática española (1996-2011) (2014). Her latest research explores emotions and affect in culture, and she recently edited the collection Engaging the Emotions in Spanish Culture and History (from the Eighteenth Century to the Present) (2016) alongside Pura Fernández and Jo Labanyi. A Spanish translation and update of that book (La cultura de las emociones) has been published by Cátedra (Madrid) in 2018. (more…)