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P. (Pablo) Valdivia Martin, Prof Dr


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Pablo Valdivia is Chair-Full Professor of European Culture and Literature (University of Groningen), Accreditated Full Professor [Catedrático Universidad] of Arts and Humanities (ANECA, Spain), Associate in Applied Physics at Harvard Paulson School of Engineering and Applied Sciences (Harvard University), Academic Director of the Netherlands Research School for Literary Studies (OSL), 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) and "Pablo Valdivia" Chair in Communication, Humanities and Technology (UACH-UFRO).

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 in "Research in European Literature and Theatre" awarded by UNED (Spain). In 2007, he received his PhD degree in "Philosophy of Hispanic Studies" at the University of Nottingham. 

His research deals primarily with the "Humanities", "Social Sciences", "Communication", "Computational Literary Studies", "Cultural Analytics" and "Technology", and the notions of "Culture, Literature and Crisis" from a multidisciplinary transnational perspective. He is an expert on "Cultural Narratives" and "Conceptual Metaphors". He carries out multidisciplinary research with particular emphasis on Digital Humanities, Artificial Intelligence, University Innovation, Data Science, Applied Physics, Social Sciences and Cognitive Sciences.

Professor Valdivia is a reviewer and editor of more than a dozen international top scientific journals and book series; the leading researcher of ConnectU in the Erasmus+ INNOVALAB project (European Commission) and an expert reviewer and independent rapporteur of European Commission research projects, among many other international scientific activities and recognitions (see CV). Besides, he regularly advises governments from all over the world on Research, Educational Innovation, Higher Education, Science, Technology and Social Affairs.

From 2014 to 2018, Valdivia was President of the Steering Committee of the H2020 European Commission Excellent Science Marie Curie RISE project "Cultural Narratives of Crisis and Renewal (CRIC)" project; from 2016 to 2018 he was Director of the "Research Centre Arts in Society" (University of Groningen), and he founded the "Research Centre for the Study of Democratic Cultures and Politics" (DemCP University of Groningen). From 2017 to 2018, Valdivia was Finance 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). From 2020 to 2022, Professor Valdivia was a Fellow in University Innovation at LASPAU (affiliated with Harvard University). 


Currently, Valdivia supervises more than 12 PhD research projects. 

Current PhD Supervision

PhD Candidate Beer Prakken, 'Not Just a Joke: On Humour, Polarisation and Responsibility'. Professor Dr Pablo Valdivia and Professor Dr Bart Streumer main supervisors, Dr Daphne Brandenburg and Dr Alberto Godioli daily supervisors.

PhD Candidate María Isabel Marín
, 'Can an AI-Enabled System Help Us Understand How Cultural Narratives Are Configured and How Do They Prime Social Mobilization? A Machine Learning Model for Automatic Detection of the Regime(s) of Conceptual Metaphor'. Professor Dr Pablo Valdivia main supervisor and Dr Judith Jansma daily supervisor.

PhD Candidate Teun Joshua Brandt
, 'Symbiotic Narratives: Contested Agencies in Scientific and Literary Accounts of Human Holobiants'. Professor Dr Pablo Valdivia main supervisor, Dr Florian Lippert and Dr Fred Keijzer daily supervisors.

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 and Dr Marc Esteve del Valle and Javier Muñoz Basols daily supervisors.

PhD Candidate Juan Gallego 
Benot, 'How did rhetorical invention in the Reformation and Counter-Reformation shape a conflicting idea of Modernity? An analysis of the discursive construction of a new European society'. Professor Dr Pablo Valdivia and Professor Dr Tomás Albaladejo main supervisors and Dr Alberto Godioli daily supervisor. 

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 daily 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 daily 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 daily supervisor. 

PhD Candidate Klára Kosova,
 ‘The Role of Economic Elites in the Foreign Policy-Making Process: The Case of Bulgaria’. Professor Dr Pablo Valdivia main supervisor and Dr Lisa Gaufman daily supervisor. 

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 daily 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 daily supervisors.



Current Post-Doc Supervision

Dr Omar Alcántara, 'Adolescence, Gender and Violence in the Bildungsroman and in the Road movies: from Goethe to Alfonso Cuarón'. Professor Dr Pablo Valdivia main supervisor.



Completed PhD Supervision

PhD Ruby de Vos, ‘Living with Toxicity: Mapping the Toxic in Contemporary Culture’. Professor Dr Pablo Valdivia main supervisor and Dr Vera Alexander daily supervisor.

PhD Judith Jansma
, ‘From Submission to Soumission: Populists’ perspectives on culture’. Professor Dr Pablo Valdivia main supervisor, Professor Dr Lars Rensmann and Dr Alberto Godioli daily supervisors.

PhD 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 daily supervisor. 

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 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

Research Fellow 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- )
International Advisor Communication, Poetics and Rhetoric Research Group, Universidad Autónoma de Madrid, Spain (2017- ).
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Contact information

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

Chair European Culture & Literature / Academic Director Netherlands Research School for Literary Studies

Job title:
Full Professor

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