Dr. Pablo Valdivia
University of Groningen – Groningen, Países Bajos. Professor Pablo Valdivia is Chair of European Culture and Literature at the University of Groningen, Executive Director of the Netherlands Research School for Literary Studies (OSL), and Member and Expert Scientific Advisor of the Netherlands Royal Academy of Sciences (KNAW) and the Netherlands Institute of Advanced Studies in Social Sciences and Humanities (NIAS). Before joining the University of Groningen in 2016, he worked at the University of Amsterdam, The Cambridge Foundation Villiers Park and the University of Nottingham. He holds a BA in Hispanic Studies from the University of Granada (Spain) and a BA in Comparative Literature and Literary Theory from the University of Valladolid (Spain). He obtained a Research MA degree on “Research in European Literature and Theatre” awarded by UNED (Spain). In 2007, he received his PhD degree on “Philosophy of Hispanic Studies” at the University of Nottingham. His research deals primarily with the notions of “Literature and Crisis” from an interdisciplinary transnational perspective. The relation between “Exile and Literature” and “Literary Interculturality” are some of his main research focus as well. He is an expert on “Cultural Narratives” and “Conceptual Metaphors”. He carries multidisciplinary research with special emphasis in the fields of Social Sciences, Cultural Industries and Cognitive Sciences. Professor Valdivia is reviewer and editor of more than a dozen international top scientific journals and book series; researcher of METAPHORA project (UAM-Spanish Government); researcher of “Converging Horizons” project (CONICYT) and expert reviewer European Commission research projects. From 2014 to 2018, Valdivia was President Steering Committee H2020 European Commission Excellent Science Marie Curie RISE project “Cultural Narratives of Crisis and Renewal (CRIC)” project; from 2016 to 2018 he was co-director of the “Research Centre Arts in Society” (University of Groningen), and from 2017 to 2018, Valdivia was Head of Finances CLLiP Programmes (Cultures, Literatures, Linguistics, Politics). In 2018, Prof. Dr. Pablo Valdivia was awarded “Lecturer of the Year” Faculty of Arts (University of Groningen).