Hans Bouchard is research assistant and lecturer at the Department of Romance Studies at the University of Siegen. He has a Master of Arts in Romance Studies from the Heinrich-Heine University Düsseldorf.
He is currently working on his PhD on the topic of cultural production and virtual spaces on Mexican social media.
Dr. Javier Ferrer Calle
Javier Ferrer Calle is a research assistant at the Seminar of Romance Philology of the Faculty of Philosophy at the University of Siegen (Germany). He has been a research fellow at the Universities of Bielefeld and Rostock (Germany). He holds a PhD in Romance Philology from the University of Konstanz (Germany). He studied Journalism and Political Science and Administration at the Universities of Granada, Rey Juan Carlos and Carlos III in Madrid (Spain) and Sciences Po Lille (France). His fields of research are contemporary Ibero-American literature and cinema. His habilitation project focuses on the analysis of narratives on corruption in film and literature in Latin America and Spain. Currently he is preparing a book on the work of the Spanish-Argentine writer Andrés Neuman.
Emiliano Garcilazo, M.A.
Emiliano Garcilazo is a research assistant at the Seminar of Romance Philology of the Faculty of Philosophy at the University of Siegen (Germany). After completing the Licenciatura en Letras degree in the UNRN, Argentina he finished the M.A study in Romance Philology: Spanish at the RUB, Germany. His fields of research are mexican and argentinian literature, with focus on contemporary narratives and the representation of death and grotesque.
Bianca Morales García
Bianca Morales García is research assistant and lecturer at the Department of Romance Languages and Literature at Heinrich Heine University of Düsseldorf. She teaches Spanish, French and Latin American Literature. In her doctoral dissertation she researches the fictionalization of the Conquest in Chilean contemporary narrative. Her research interests are Latin American literature, historiography and historical novel, and intermediality. She studied Literary Translation at Düsseldorf and Hispanic Studies at the Pontifical Catholic University of Valparaíso, Chile.
Ana Cecilia Santos
Ana Santos studied Romance Philology at the Heinrich-Heine University of Düsseldorf and holds a PhD in Philosophy from the Sorbonne University. Her research interests are phenomenology and the literature of marginality. She currently teaches Spanish and Latin American literature at the Institute of Romance Philology at the University of Münster (WWU).
Stephen Trinder is an Intercultural Studies teacher for the General Studies department at the Higher Colleges of Technology in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates. After completing his master’s degree at Anglia Ruskin University, UK, he worked as an Assistant Professor at Silla University in Busan, South Korea. He is interested in questions of identity, the dissemination of power and literary criticism of popular culture. More specifically, his PhD research project examines how neoliberal capitalism has adapted to counteract a loss of confidence in the superiority of the system through the medium of Hollywood film.