I’m associate professor of comparative literature at the University of Santiago de Compostela (USC), Spain, where I hold the Jean Monnet Chair “The Culture of European Integration”. My four most recent books are World Literature: A Reader (Routledge, 2013), Literatura europea comparada (Arco/Libros, 2013), Contemporary Developments in Emergent Literatures and the New Europe (USC, 2014), and Introducing Comparative Literature: New Trends and Applications (Routledge, 2015). As for professional services, I‘m vice-president of the Spanish Society of General and Comparative Literature, chair of the ICLA Research Committee, secretary of the ICLA Coordinating Committee, member of the Academia Europaea, general coordinator of the European Network of Comparative Literary Studies, and Fellow of the Stockholm Collegium of World Literary History.
PhD Comparative Literature, USC, 2001
MA Graduate Student in Residence, Brown U, 1994-95
BA Spanish Literature, UV, 1993
Areas of Research / Professional Expertise
My teaching and research focus upon theory of comparative literature, European literature, translation, cosmopolitanism, trans-Atlantic cultural flows (with special attention to Argentina and Galicia), and world literature.