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prof. dr. P. (Pablo) Valdivia Martin


Pablo Valdivia is Full Professor and Chair of European Culture and Literature at the University of Groningen, 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" and "Technology", and the notions of "Literature and Crisis" from an interdisciplinary transnational perspective. The relation between "Exile and Literature" and "Literary Interculturality" are some of his main research focus as well. He is an expert on "Cultural Narratives" and "Conceptual Metaphors". He carries multidisciplinary research with special emphasis in the fields of Applied Sciences, Social Sciences, Cultural Industries 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 (CONICYT) 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).

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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Contact information

Oude Kijk in 't Jatstraat 26
9712 EK Groningen
The Netherlands

Chair European Culture & Literature

Job title:
Full Professor
Office 1315.0185