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Esther Gimeno Ugalde, PhD

  • Visiting Postdoctoral Scholar, TEC 2022


Esther Gimeno Ugalde is a Univ. Assistant (Post-Doc) in the Department of Romance Studies at the University of Vienna (Austria), where she also earned her PhD. She is also a member of the cluster DIIA (Iberian and Ibero-American Dialogues) at the Universidade de Lisboa (Centre for Comparative Studies), where she coordinates the project IberTRANSLATIO, Iberian Studies and Translation Spaces. Gimeno Ugalde is the co-editor of the International Journal of Iberian Studies and co-leads the project IStReS (Iberian Studies Reference Site). Between 2013 and 2018, Esther Gimeno Ugalde was an Assistant Professor of the Prac. at Boston College, and held a previous appointment as the Max Kade Post-Doc Fellow at Harvard University (2012-13). Upon her return to Europe she worked as an Interim Professor (Vertretungsprofessorin) of Iberian Studies at the Technical University of Chemnitz, Germany. She is the author of the monograph ‘La identidad nacional catalana: ideologías lingüísticas entre 1833 y 1932’ (Iberoamericana 2010) and co-editor of several books such as ‘Iberian and Translation Studies: Literary Contact Zones’ (Liverpool UP 2021), ‘Cinema de migração em língua portuguesa: Espaço, movimento e travessia de fronteiras’ (Peter Lang 2021) and ‘Directoras de cine en España y América Latina: Nuevas voces y miradas’ (Peter Lang 2014). Gimeno Ugalde’s research in the field of Iberian Studies focuses on language choice and multilingualism in cinema and literature, exploring questions related to language and identity. Gimeno Ugalde’s current book project studies literary (self-)translation in the Iberian Peninsula. At Stanford she is pursuing research for her book manuscript.