Prof. Asunción López

Curriculum Vitae

Asun López-Varela is professor at Facultad Filología, Universidad Complutense de Madrid since 1994. She created the research program: Studies on Intermediality and Intercultural Mediation SIIM in 2007 and coordinated it until 2013. She holds a PhD Anglo-American Culture and Literary Studies. Her research interests are Comparative Literature, World Literature, Cultural Studies and Intermedial Semiotics. 
López-Varela has been visiting scholar at Brown University (2010) and Harvard University (2013) and visiting professor at Delhi University (2011), Beijing Language and Culture University (2012) and Kazakh National University, Almaty (2013). 

Currently, López-Varela is in the Executive Committee of the European Network of Comparative Literary Studies ( and she is also external evaluator for the EU Educational, Audiovisual & Culture Executive Agency EACEA. Her editorial activities include:  Editor International Journal of the Humanities; Associate International Editor Journal Comparative Literature and Aesthetics; Editorial Board Member of journals such as: Cultura: International Journal of Philosophy of Culture and Axiology, Southern Semiotic Review, and HyperCultura.  She was a review editor at Comparative Literature and Culture between 2008 and 2013 and collaborates with other publishing houses such as “Aracne editrice S.r.l.”.