Asunción López-Varela is Associate Professor at Facultad Filología, Universidad Complutense de Madrid, Spain. Her research interests include intermedial studies, semiotics, comparative literature and cultural studies. In 2016, López-Varela received a MSCA Marie Sklodowska-Curie fellowship as supervisor and is a member of MCAA Marie Curie Alumni Association. In 2017 she was member of the jury for the 2017 MCAA Awards and since Dec. 2017 she is also a member of The Grants and Awards Working Group in MCAA, which recognises the research initatives of MCAA members and provides financial support, as well as MCAA Policy Group. She also colaborates with the Marie Curie Program of the European Office of the Fundación Española de Ciencia y Tecnología FECYT. She was also visiting scholar at Brown University (2010) and Harvard University (2013) and visiting professor at Delhi University (2011), 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. 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.
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