Bio

Teaching experience

(2022) “Temas de Literatura contemporánea [Themes from Contemporary Literature],” Degree in Humanities, Universitat Oberta de Catalunya.

(2022) “Seminari d’estudis catalans [Catalan Studies Seminar]”, Degree in Humanities, Universitat Oberta de Catalunya.

(2021) “Japón: Literatura y pensamiento de posguerra [Japan: Postwar Literature and Thought],” MA in Asian and African Studies, El Colegio de México.

(2021) “Literatura japonesa: una visión crítica [Japanese literature: a critical overview],” MA in East Asian Studies, Universidad de Granada.

(2021) “Temas de Literatura contemporánea [Themes from Contemporary Literature],” Degree in Humanities, Universitat Oberta de Catalunya.

(2020) “Japón: Literatura y pensamiento de posguerra [Japan: Postwar Literature and Thought],” MA in Asian and African Studies, El Colegio de México.

(2020) “Literatura japonesa: una visión crítica [Japanese literature: a critical overview],” MA in East Asian Studies, Universidad de Granada.

(2020) “Temes de Literatura contemporània [Themes from Contemporary Literature],” Degree in Humanities, Universitat Oberta de Catalunya.

Conference Papers, Symposiums, Seminars

“Academic guidelines to produce thesis on the relationship between literature and violence against women,” co-authored with Teresa Iribarren, Montse Gatell, and Montserrat Clua, III CICELI, University of Valencia, July 15, 2022.

“(Un)Comfortably Numb: A decolonial comparative exercise on disasters representation in Contemporary Japanese and Mexican Literature,” Non-Western Approaches in Environmental Humanities, July 11, 2022, University of Warsaw.

“World Canon and Japanese Literature”, guest lecture for the seminar Clanes, Grupos y Tribus en la Literatura Japonesa Contemporánea, Buenos Aires University, March 14, 2022.

“East Asia, Latin America, and the Decolonization of Transpacific Studies,” organizer of panel at the LASA/Asia Congress, February 16, 2022

“Decolonial Transpacific Connections,” Workshop for the Global Japanese Studies MA program, Waseda University, January 25, 2022

“Hope in Worse Futures? A Comparative Exercise on Dystopias, the Climate Emergency, and Multicrises,” JCAS Lecture Series, Nagoya University, January 21, 2022

“Rethinking our Practices through the lens of epistemologies of the South: A tentative Methodological Approach”, TRYSPACES, October 14, 2021.

“Transmutation of the Disappeared Body: Representations of the Ayotzinapa Missing Students in the Press and Literature,” co-authored with Mireia Pérez-Carretero, LUCAS Seminar “Bodies Matter,” April 15, 2021

“Polyphony, Polychrony, Polytopy: articulating social criticism in Hurricane Season, by Fernanda Melchor,” 52nd Annual Convention of the Northeast Modern Language Association, March 12, 2021

“Ways of (re)thinking and (re)doing comparative literatura from Transpacific perspectives,” as part of the seminar Semilleros de Investig-Acción: Sures Decoloniales, Universidad de Granada, December 3, 2020.

“Trauma, representación y memoria cultural en la producción literaria post-Fukushima [Trauma, Representation, and cultural memory in the post-Fukushima literary production],” CEAA, El Colegio de Mexico, May 2020.

“Epistemologías del Sur y experiencias en Asia Oriental: ¿límites, oportunidades, encages, desaveniencias? [Epistemologies of the South and Experiences in East Asia: limits, opportunities, points in common and in dissent],” keynote speaker for the seminar Remapping Asian Studies II, University of Granda, March 2020.

“Reading Japan with Decolonial Glasses: The role of translated literature in the construction of discourses of national representation,” paper for Imagined Borders, Epistemic Freedoms, University of Colorado Boulder, January 2020.

“Literatura, discurs i hegemonia: narratives nacionals del Japó en els Estats Units i en Espanya [Literature, Discourse, and Hegemony: National Narratives of Japan in the US and Spain],” Faculty of Translation, Intepreting and East Asian Studies, Autonomous University of Barcelona, December 2019.

“Decoloniality in East Asia? Traveling concepts and experiences across borders,” paper for The Western Conference of the Association of Asian Studies 2019, El Colegio de México, October 2019.

“Modernity as Western Monopoly: The Hegemonic National Narrative of Japan in the West,” paper for The 2nd International Conference by The West Network, University of Jyväskylä, June 2019.

“The idea of Nation,” guest lecturer for the class “Theories of Culture,” Degree in Global Studies, Universitat Pompeu Fabra, May 2019.

“The idea of Nation,” guest lecturer for the class “Theories of Culture,” Degree in Global Studies, Universitat Pompeu Fabra, May 2018.

“Literatura y narrativas nacionales: discursos de representación nacional [Literature and national narratives: Discourses on National Representation],” paper for the III International Symposium EDiSo, Pompeu Fabra University, June 2017.

Organizer of the roundtable “Investigación y retos actuales de los Estudios de Asia Oriental [Research and Contemporary Challenges in East Asian Studies]” held at Casa Asia (Barcelona) on March 2015.

Organizer of the event “Discutiendo Asia Oriental… [Discussing East Asia…]” at the Faculty of Philosophy and Letters, Autonomous University of Madrid, February 2015.

Lecture “Yasuda Yojūrō y ‘Nihon no Hashi’: entre el arte y la política [Yasuda Yojūrō and ‘Nihon no Hashi’: Between the Artistic and the Political]” at the Faculty of Translation, Interpreting and East Asian Studies, Autonomous University of Barcelona, April 2013.

Roundtable participant in the international symposium “Identity and Discourse: Cultural Nationalism in Globalized Japan,” organized by Interasia, Autonomous University of Barcelona, October 2012.

Public Outreach

“Pechos y huevos”, master classes in an Instagram Live for the book club Érase una vez, May 14 and June 4, 2022.

“La Dependienta”, master class in an Instagram Live for the book club Érase una vez, March 24, 2022.

Interview (in Spanish) for the podcast Tsundoku: “La literatura japonesa de posguerra y la contemporánea“, October 27, 2021

Book presentation, Historia de los samurais by Jonathan López-Vera, Barcelona: Satori, 2016, May 2016.

Languages and Technical Skills

Spanish and Catalan, mother tongues

Proficient in English

Intermediate-advanced in Japanese

Intermediate-advanced in Chinese

Data Science and Text Mining with R Studio

Awards and Fellowships

(2021) Japan Foundation Postdoctoral Fellowship

(2013 – 2015) ‘la Caixa’ International Postgraduate Fellowship