Asunción López-Varela is Associate Professor of English Literary and Cultural Studies at Universidad Complutense de Madrid, Spain. Her research interests include intermedial studies, semiotics, comparative literature and cultural studies. Dr. López-Varela was visiting professor at Brown University in 2010 and at Harvard University in 2013. Currently, López-Varela is the president of the European Society of Comparative Literature and she is in the Executive Committee of the Association of Alumni of the Real Colegio Complutense in Harvard University.
Articles published in the New Directions in the Humanities Journal Collection are peer reviewed by scholars who are active members of the New Directions in the Humanities Research Network. Reviewers may be past or present conference delegates, fellow submitters to the collection, or scholars who have volunteered to review articles and have been screened by Common Ground’s editorial team. This engagement with the Research Network, as well as Common Ground’s synergistic and criterion-based evaluation system, distinguishes the New Directions in the Humanities Journal Collection peer review process from journals that have a more top-down, editor-centric approach to refereeing.
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