Asunción Lopez-Varela Azcárate

Assistant ProfessorUniversidad Complutense de MadridSpain

Asun López-Varela is Assoc. Prof. at Facultad Filología, Universidad Complutense de Madrid since 1994. She holds a PhD Anglo-American Culture and Literary Studies, and Diploma of Advance Studies in Spanish Literature from UNED, and a Master in Educational Management from the Open University London. Her research interests are Comparative and World Literature, Cultural and Education Studies, as well as Cognitive and Intermedial Semiotics. In 2007 she created the research program Studies on Intermediality and Intercultural Mediation SIIM. http://www.ucm.es/siim López-Varela has been visiting scholar at Brown University (2010) and Harvard University (2013) and visiting professor at Delhi University (2011), Beijng Language and Culture University (every year since 2012), Kazakh National University, Almaty (2013, 2014). Tamkang University, Taipei (2015). She is a member of Hermeneia Research Group at Universitat de Barcelona Mitocriticism Research Group at Complutense Madrid and Semiótica Comunicación y Cultura A proactive member of the profession, López-Varela is in the Executive Committee of the Association of Alumni of the Real Colegio Complutense in Harvard University, and in the European Network of Comparative Literary Studies (ex officio) She is also external evaluator for the EU Educational, Audiovisual & Culture Executive Agency EACEA the European Union Research Program Horizon 2020 , the postgraduate programs of Dublin City University and collaborates as advisor with the Department of Romance Studies Harvard University. Lopez-Varela is keen in giving international visibility to research by colleagues and younger peers, and her editorial activities are a clear sign in this direction. She is Editor International Journal of the Humanities SJR Rank Associate International Editor Journal Comparative Literature and Aesthetics and collaborator in the InTech Open Access series of the European Union Open Aire project. Prof. López-Varela is Editorial Board Member and Scientific advisor in journals such as: 1616: Anuario de la Sociedad Española de Literatura General y Comparada. Ediciones Universidad de Salamanca deSignis, the journal of the Federación Latinoamericana de Semiótica (FELS) Cultura: International Journal of Philosophy of Culture and Axiology International Journal of Transmedia Literacy Southern Semiotic Review, HyperCultura Journal Hyperion University (Bucharest) \"Studii şi cercetări ştiinţifice. Seria filologie (SCS)\" (ISSN 1224-841X) of University \"Vasile Alecsandri\" and the Cypriot Journal of Educational Sciences CJES at World Education Center. She was review editor at Comparative Literature and Culture between 2008 and 2013 and collaborates with other publishing houses such as Routledge Aracne editrice S.r.l. and MacMillan and Peter Lang\'s Book Series \"Reflections on Signs and Language\". Some of her publications are at http://www.ucm.es/siim/lopez-varela-publications See also http://orcid.org/0000-0003-1616-5830

3books edited

2chapters authored

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This is a unique and groundbreaking collection of questions and answers coming from higher education institutions on diverse fields and across a wide spectrum of countries and cultures. It creates routes for further innovation, collaboration amidst the Sciences (both Natural and Social), the Humanities, and the private and public sectors of society. The chapters speak across sociocultural concerns, education, welfare and artistic sectors under the common desire for direct responses in more effective ways by means of interaction across societal structures.

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