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Asun López-Varela


Asun López-Varela is Assoc. Prof. at Facultad Filología, Universidad Complutense de Madrid. She holds a PhD Anglo-American Culture and Literary Studies (2002), a Diploma of Advanced PhD Studies in Spanish Literature from UNED (2004), and a Master in Education Management from the Open University London (2000). Her research interests are Comparative Literature, Science & Literature, Cultural Studies, Cognitive and Intermedial Semiotics and Green Humanities and Sustainability. A proactive member of the profession, in 2007 she established the research program  Studies on Intermediality and Intercultural Mediation SIIM which continues to receive funding from various sources. Within SIIM, López-Varela was coordinator in various projects, including EU projects  and participant in the European Alliance for Social Sciences and Humanities EASSH green transition group.

López-Varela is a member of the Association of Alumni of the Real Colegio Complutense, Harvard University and of the Marie Curie Alumni Association MCAA.  Between 2017 and 2020 she was member of the  jury for MCAA Awards and collaborated with the MCAA Policy Group and Bridging Bussiness and Science WG. She was also on the Board of Gender Equality for Mobile Researchers in Science (GEMS). She has collaborated as MSCA expert evaluator with the European Office of the Fundación Española de Ciencia y Tecnología FECYT, the Agencia Andaluza del Conocimiento, among other agencies.

López-Varela has served as external evaluator for the EU Educational, Audiovisual & Culture Executive Agency EACEA  (2013-14), the European Research Program Horizon 2020 (Reflective Societies 2015-16),  Trinity College Long Room Hub MSCA COFUND fellowship programme for the Arts and Humanities (2016);  the Netherlands Organisation for Scientific Research (NWO) (2016)  the German Academic Exchange Service DAAD  P.R.I.M.E. Postdoctoral Researchers International Mobility Experience ( 2016-2022), External evaluator of the programs on Comparative Literature at Dublin City University, evaluator in the MSCA Marie Sklodowska-Curie (2014-2020) and Vice-Chair at European Commission Unit REA.A2, Marie Skłodowska-Curie European Postdoctoral Fellowships, Social Sciences and Humanities (SOC) (2020-2022) . She has also collaborated with the Institute for Intermedial Studies at Linnaeus University as recruitment advisor,  with the Universidad Nacional de Educación a Distancia UNED, and the Department of Romance Studies Harvard University.  

López.Varela is network coordinator at New Directions in the Humanities network. She was President of the European Society of Comparative Literature. She continues to serve ex-officio in ESCL Executive Committee.  López-Varela was Deputy Head of the Department of English Studies (2018-2021)

López-Varela was visiting scholar at Brown University (2010) and Harvard University (2013) and  visiting professor at Delhi University (2011), Beijng Language and Culture University (one month every year between 2012 and 2015, collaborating in a research project), Al Farabi National Kazakh l University, Almaty (PhD programs since 2013) Tamkang University, Taipei & Sun Jat Sen Univ. Kaohsiung (2014-2015).  She has taken part in ZKM Beyond Festival 2014 and is a honorary member of the Poetry Award Committee of Beijing Literature and ArtNetwork. In order to strengthen relations between Europe and Asia, López-Varela coordinates the Complutense-One Asia Foundation Seminar Series on Cross-cultural dialogue funded by the One Asia Foundation. She also collaborates with other research groups such as  Mitocriticism Research Group at Complutense Madrid   and  Semiótica Comunicación y Cultura  Her participation in education innovation projects and transference includes the use of digital technologies and editorial practices. She holds a Digital Competences Cert 

Lopez-Varela is keen in giving international visibility to SSH research by colleagues and younger peers, and her editorial activities are a clear sign in this direction. 

Videos of some of her lectures can be found at: Kaznu Dec.2918  &  3D-Symposium Beyond (2014) at Zentrum für Kunst und Medien ZKM