Vice-Rector for International Affairs and Cooperation

Isabel Durán Giménez-Rico

Vicerrectora de Relaciones Internacionales y Cooperación


Isabel Durán Giménez-Rico is tenured professor of American Literature at the Complutense University of Madrid. Since March 2015, she has held the position of President of the Spanish Association for American Studies.

Dr. Durán’s research and publication record on gender studies, literature, autobiography and ethnicity includes co-editing an eight-volume series on gender studies and authoring over 60 articles. Director of the research team “Women’s Studies in the Anglophone Countries”, she has also been principal investigator of several national and international projects, and served on the editorial board of numerous indexed journals in her field, both national and international.

She has taught at the undergraduate and postgraduate levels, and was recognized for excellence in teaching by the “Docentia Programme” (teaching performance assessment programme). In addition, she has directed over 15 doctoral theses.

Dr. Durán has earned an international reputation. She was an elected member of the General Council (2008-2011) and the International Committee (2005-2008) of the American Studies Association. In addition, she served as a researcher (2012) and was a Fulbright Scholar on two occasions at the Real Colegio Complutense, Harvard.

In the field of university administration, Dr. Duran has held the positions of Vice Dean of Students of the Faculty of Languages (2006-2010) and Director and Registrar of the Department of English II (2013-2015) as well as Coordinator of Humanities Program (2009-2011) at Complutense Summer Courses.