Universidad Complutense de Madrid

The origin of the Universidad Complutense de Madrid dates back to the late 13th century. It is one of the top Universities in Spain. The University counts 26 faculties, 9 affiliated centers, a total of 78.572 students registered, 13% foreign students, teaching staff composed of 5.939 lecturers (out of which 668 are full professors), administrative staff consisting in 3.278 persons, 70 graduate degrees, 154 MSC degrees and 57 PhD programs. UCM develops a large number of activities of international cooperation, such as conventions, European programs, and projects that allow the exchange of students, teachers, researchers, and administration personnel with universities from around the world. Our university actively maintains agreements of cooperation with more than 900 institutions in 77 countries.

The Universidad Complutense de Madrid (UCM) has a strong international focus, with over 9,800 foreign students and cooperation agreements with more than 400 universities worldwide. UCM has a significant international presence and extensive experience in participating in European and international projects.


Julia Ori

Julia Ori holds a PhD in French Studies from the Complutense University of Madrid (2017), she is currently Assistant Professor in the area of French in the Department of Romance, French, Italian and Translation Studies at the same university. Her main lines of research are ecocriticism, gender studies and literary bilingualism. She belongs to two research groups: GIECO at the University of Alcalá and Literary and Cultural Studies and Gender Studies at the Complutense University. She is secretary of Thélème. Complutense Journal of French Studies.


Beatriz Martín Gascón

Beatriz Martín Gascón holds a PhD (Cum Laude and International Mention) in Languages and Cultures from Universidad de Córdoba. Currently, she is an Assistant Professor at Universidad Complutense de Madrid and collaborates in a project on the certification of Spanish promoted by the Cervantes Institute and the National Observatory of Spanish (Nebrija). She has recently completed a seven-month stay at Columbia University (New York) and a two-month stay at the Swiss Center for Affective Sciences (Geneva, Switzerland). She has received several awards such as the 1st National End of Career Award, the 1st Prize "Tell me your thesis 2020", the End of Career Award, or the 2nd prize AELCO 2022. She has obtained grants such as the "Fulbright" for pre-doctoral studies and "La Caixa" for postgraduate studies. She is fluent in languages such as English, French, Portuguese, German and Italian. 


Carmen Chacón García

Carmen Chacón García holds a PhD in Linguistics from the Universidad Nacional de Educación a Distancia (UNED) and she is an Assistant Professor in the Universidad Complutense de Madrid, where she works since 2018. She has worked in different institutions in France (Université Paris Dauphine, Université Panthéon-Assas, Instituto Cervantes de Paris) and in Spain (Universidad Complutense de Madrid, Universidad Nacional de Educación a Distancia, Universidad de Burgos, Consejo Superior de Investigaciones Científicas). Her research areas are lexical variation in Spanish, acquisition of second languages and technology as a tool for transforming, organizing and enhancing knowledge from Spanish linguistic data. She has published in national and international journals (Journal of Spanish Language Teaching or Círculo de Lingüística Aplicada a la Comunicación) and she has been part of national and international projects (VARILEX, DIRETES). She is also member (translator-linguist) of the Académie des Sciences Commerciales in France. 


Johanna Vollmeyer

Johanna Vollmeyer is a research associate at Universidad Complutense de Madrid. Her publications deal largely with memory and its relation to trauma, power and violence, as well as constructions of identity and alterity in contemporary German literature. Currently she is investigating new conceptualization of time and memory in the postdigital era. She was part of the research project RecLit. Cultural Recycling: Transliteratures in the Postdigital Age. Her PhD was awarded with the Premio Extraordinario (Award for extraordinary achievements) of the Universidad Complutense. She is a member of the Executive Committee of the Memory Studies Association (MSA) and responsible for the MSA Fellowship “Memory Scholars at Risk”. In 2019 she was a co-organizer of the Annual Memory Studies Conference held at UCM in Madrid, which was attended by over 1.300 scholars. She also has completed various research stays at the invitation of Astrid Erll (Goethe Universität Frankfurt) and Michael Rothberg (UCLA). ORCID ID: https://orcid.org/0000-0001-9928-5605


Mercedes Pérez Agustin

Mercedes Pérez Agustín holds a PhD in Northamerican Literature. She is an assistant professor in the Faculty of Education at UCM where she teaches English as a Foreign Language, Curriculum Design and Methodologies to Preschool and Primary Teachers. She has also led a research project focused on the benefits of picturebooks to teach English as a Second Language as well as Directed a Bilingual Program for undergraduate preschool and primary teachers. She is an author and co-author on several books and articles where she provides guidelines to teachers on the selection and implementation of stories and picturebooks to foster different subjects and interculturality. She also cooperates with National government institutions on teacher training at different stages around Spain. Within TRIP project, Mercedes participates in PR1, PR2 Environment.  


Mohammed Dahiri

Mohammed DAHIRI holds a PhD Cum Laude in Arabic and Islamic Studies. He also completed doctoral studies in Comparative Literature and Translation at the Mohamed V University of Rabat. He furthered his education at the universities of Granada and Seville, at the Università di Bologna and at ITD-Amherst (Massachusetts), obtaining a Master's degree in "Community Intervention in Migration Processes", a DEA in Arab and Islamic Studies and five Higher Diplomas in International Migration, Interculturality, Muslim Minorities, Diversity Management and Human Rights. He is a lecturer in the Arab and Islamic Studies Department at the Complutense University of Madrid (UCM).  He is also a researcher at the University Institute of Religious Sciences at the same University and a lecturer and founding member of the UNESCO Chair in Conflict Resolution and Culture of Peace at the University of Cordoba. His lines of research focus on the study of international migration, the analysis of Islam and the management of religious and cultural diversity in Spain and Europe. At the same time, he carries out a rich research work on "Moroccan literature in exile".  Within TRIP project, Mohammed participates in PR1, PR2 Race and PR3. 


Xiana Sotelo

Xiana Sotelo holds a PhD in Literary-Cultural and Gender Studies in North American Literature from the Complutense University of Madrid. She is an Assistant Professor in the English Studies Department in the Faculty of Philology in Complutense University where she teaches U.S Literature. Her main lines of research are: Literary and Cultural Studies in English-speaking countries, Gender-Women's Studies (Intersectionality, intercultural dialogues –Ecofeminism), Ecocriticism, Environmental Justice and Environmental Humanities (ethnicity, ‘race’, and the legacy of colonization); Critical thinking and Innovation in the Humanities. She is a member of the Institute of Feminist Studies – INSTIFEM UCM. During the academic year 2022-23 she has been a UCM postdoctoral researcher at the B. Franklin Institute of North American Studies-University of Alcalá, within the research group GIECO on Ecocriticism and Environmental Humanities. Within TRIP project, Xiana participates in PR2 Race- Gender.