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prof. dr. P. (Pablo) Valdivia Martin

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Pablo Valdivia is Full Professor and Chair of European Culture and Literature (University of Groningen), Associate in Applied Physics at Harvard Paulson School of Engineering and Applied Sciences (Harvard University), Fellow in University Innovation (Laspau-affiliated with Harvard University), Academic Director of the Netherlands Research School for Literary Studies (OSL) and Expert Scientific Advisor of the Netherlands Institute of Advanced Studies in Social Sciences and Humanities and the Netherlands Royal Academy of Arts and Sciences (NIAS-KNAW). Before joining the University of Groningen in 2016, he worked at the University of Amsterdam, The Cambridge Foundation Villiers Park and the University of Nottingham. He holds a BA in Hispanic Studies from the University of Granada (Spain) and a BA in Comparative Literature and Literary Theory from the University of Valladolid (Spain). He obtained a Research MA degree on "Research in European Literature and Theatre" awarded by UNED (Spain). In 2007, he received his PhD degree on "Philosophy of Hispanic Studies" at the University of Nottingham. His research deals primarily with the "Humanities", "Reading Science", "Cultural Analytics" and "Technology", and the notions of "Culture, Literature and Crisis" from an interdisciplinary transnational perspective. He is an expert on "Cultural Narratives" and "Conceptual Metaphors". He carries multidisciplinary research with special emphasis in the fields of Cultural Analytics, Artificial Intelligence, Reading Science, University Innovation, Data Science, Applied Physics, Social Sciences and Cognitive Sciences. Professor Valdivia is reviewer and editor of more than a dozen international top scientific journals and book series; researcher of METAPHORA project (UAM-Spanish Government); researcher of "Converging Horizons" project (ANID) and expert reviewer European Commission research projects. From 2014 to 2018, Valdivia was President Steering Committee H2020 European Commission Excellent Science Marie Curie RISE project "Cultural Narratives of Crisis and Renewal (CRIC)" project; from 2016 to 2018 he was co-director of the "Research Centre Arts in Society" (University of Groningen), and from 2017 to 2018, Valdivia was Finances Officer CLLiP Programmes (Cultures, Literatures, Linguistics, Politics). In 2018, Prof. Dr. Pablo Valdivia was awarded "Lecturer of the Year" Faculty of Arts (University of Groningen). Currently, Valdivia supervises more than 14 PhD research projects. 

Current PhD Supervision

PhD Candidate Rosmery-Ann Boegeholz, ‘The ‘Mirror Syndrome’ as a response to the Beauty Influencers on Instagram: Problems and Effects of the excessive use of images by young university women’. Professor Dr Pablo Valdivia main supervisor, Dr Marc Esteve del Valle co-supervisor. // PhD Candidate Eduardo Gallegos, ‘Border Narratives: From Travel Chronicles to the Journalistic Press. Continuities and Discontinuities Around the Constitution of the Pre-Modernist Chronicle’. Professor Dr Pablo Valdivia main supervisor, Dr Margriet van der Waal, Dr Camilla Sutherland and Dr Hugh McDonnell co-supervisors.  // PhD Candidate Gonzalo Albornoz, ‘Fictional Representations of Law, Legality and Justice in Popular Mass Media and the Construction of Legal Knowledge by Key Communities in the Prison Environment’. Professor Dr Pablo Valdivia main supervisor and Dr Konstantin Mierau co-supervisor. // PhD Candidate Elizabeth Duarte, Twittering for Peace? The Construction of Meaning and Otherness in Digital Media representations of the Colombian Peace Process’. Professor Dr Pablo Valdivia main supervisor and Dr Konstantin Mierau co-supervisor.  // PhD Candidate Ruby de Vos, ‘Living with Toxicity: Mapping the Toxic in Contemporary Culture’. Professor Dr Pablo Valdivia main supervisor and Dr Vera Alexander co-supervisor. // PhD Candidate Judith Jansma, ‘From Submission to Soumission: Populists’ perspectives on culture’. Professor Dr Pablo Valdivia main supervisor, Professor Dr Lars Rensmann and Dr Alberto Godioli co-supervisors. // PhD Candidate Juan del Valle, ‘Imagining the Unpredictable: Communication, Power and Technology in José Ricardo Morales’ Transnational Theatre’. Professor Dr Pablo Valdivia main supervisor and Dr Konstantin Mierau co-supervisor. // PhD Candidate Rose Smith, ‘Identifying the Role of Museums in Central European Post-Communist Nations in the Construction of the Global Memory of Communism’. Professor Dr Pablo Valdivia main supervisor and Dr Ksenia Robbe co-supervisor. // PhD Candidate Klára Žaloudková, ‘The Role of Economic Elites in the Foreign Policy-Making Process: The Case of Bulgaria’. Professor Dr Pablo Valdivia main supervisor and Dr Ksenia Robbe co-supervisor. // PhD Candidate Anežka Brožová, ‘The Hlučín Region between 1945 and 1968: back again in the ‘own’ state?’. Professor Dr Pablo Valdivia main supervisor and Dr Ksenia Robbe co-supervisor. // PhD Candidate Francisca Silva, ‘News frames and effects on the affective assessment of immigrants: An analysis of Chilean digital media’. Professor Dr Pablo Valdivia main supervisor, Dr Marc Esteve del Valle, Dr Florian Lippert, Dr Konstantin Mierau and Dr Hugh McDonnell co-supervisors. // PhD Candidate Paola González,  ‘Visual Memories of Anibal Pinto square and train station of Temuco between 1930-1950, a re-construction in a virtual world based on personal stories and cultural heritage’. Professor Dr Pablo Valdivia main supervisor, Dr Florian Lippert, Dr Konstantin Mierau and Dr Hugh McDonnell co-supervisors. // PhD Candidate Camila Rojas,  ‘Framing analysis of Chilean corruption scandals by traditional and emergent media ecosystem present on Twitter, according to ideological composition of their editorial discourse’. Professor Dr Pablo Valdivia main supervisor, Dr Marc Esteve del Valle and Dr Konstantin Mierau co-supervisors. // PhD Candidate Leonardo Arriagada, ‘CG-Art. An aesthetic discussion of the relationship between artistic creativity and computation’. Professor Dr Pablo Valdivia main supervisor, Dr Florian Lippert and Dr Alberto Godioli co-supervisors.

Past PhD Supervision
PhD Cristian Crusat, ‘La construction de la biographie imaginaire’. Professor Ieme van der Poel (University of Amsterdam) and Dr Pablo Valdivia (University of Amsterdam) co-supervisors. // PhD candidate David Martínez Antón, ‘La teoría de la transducción literaria. Hacia una teoría dialógica de la obra literaria’. Professor Tomás Albaladejo (Universidad Autónoma de Madrid) and Dr Pablo Valdivia (University of Amsterdam) co-supervisors.

Other positions

Member Scientific Committee of the Netherlands Institute for Advanced Studies in Social Sciences and Humanities of the Netherlands Royal Academy of Arts and Sciences, NIAS-KNAW (2019- )
Distinguished Scholar IULCE (Inter-University Research Institute on European Studies), Autonomous University of Madrid, Spanish Royal Academy of History and London School of Economics among other partner institutions, Spain (2019- )
Academic Advisor Summer School Law, Literature and Human Rights, University of Groningen (2019- ).
International Advisor Communication, Poetics and Rhetoric Research Group, Universidad Autónoma de Madrid, Spain (2017- ).
International Lecturer & Advisor PhD Programme Estudios interculturales y comunicación, Universidad de la Frontera, Chile (2016- )
Director Research Area Narratives, Crisis and Cultural Transformations at Centre of International Studies, University of La Frontera, Chile (2016- )
Director Winter School Imagining Southern Europe, University of Groningen-University of Valencia, Netherlands (2016- )
Honorary Professor, University of La Frontera Chile (2016-)
International Advisor PhD Programme Arts, Literatures and Cultures, Universidad Autónoma de Madrid, Spain (2012- )
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Oude Kijk in 't Jatstraat 26
9712 EK Groningen
The Netherlands

Chair European Culture & Literature

Job title:
Full Professor
Room:
Office 1315.0185

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