Asun López-Varela Azcárate
Asun López-Varela Azcárate is an associate professor at Universidad Complutense Madrid, Spain. Her research interests are comparative literature, cultural studies and cognitive and intermedial semiotics. Since 2007, she has been coordinating the university’s research program Studies on Intermediality as Intercultural Mediation (SIIM). She has been awarded various grants, including a Fulbright Visiting Scholarship at Harvard University. A proactive member of the profession, Dr. López-Varela is currently vice-chair of the European Commission Marie Skłodowska-Curie Postdoctoral Fellowships, Social Sciences and Humanities panel. She is also a coordinator and chief editor at the New Directions in the Humanities Network. To strengthen relations between Europe and Asia, Dr. López-Varela coordinates an annual seminar series on cross-cultural dialogue and sustainability funded by the Eurasia Foundation.